Last year Panerai released two versions of its most complicated piece to date, the Perpetual Calendar. At Watches and Wonders 2022 they have added to the complication line with the new PAM1269 Godltech Calendario Perpetuo.
This 44mm Goldtech beauty is powered by the P.4100 movement created by Panerai. This movement offers an intuitive setting that requires no corrector or tools, allowing you to make adjustments to the day, date, month, and year all through rotating the crown in different directions.
The automatic movement gains it’s power via a 22-karat micro-rotor and stores it in it’s 2 barrels. The chronometric precision and regulation of the movements is ensured by an assortment that beats at 4Hz.
Of course the “thinking outside the box” that Panerai is so known for when creating it’s time pieces has been implanted on this P1269. The watch features a smoked sapphire crystal dial which allows complete visibility of the day and date discs, providing for an uninterrupted view of the inner workings of this watch. The rest of the features are visible via the sapphire case back including the month, year, leap and power reserve indicator.
The Goldtech™ case is a proprietary combination of Gold and Platine that gives it, the unique look that we have come accustom to with Goldtech pieces.
Unlike the other versions of the perpetual calendar relased previously this limited to 33 piece model comes with an experience where the purchases will be invited to a unique journey to Florence and experience the art of Panerai watch making first hand.
Going a step forward and bringing Panerai to the blockchain, the buyers of the Goltech Calendario Perpetuo will receive access to an exclusive NFT created by a special artist specifically for this occasion.
By holding the NFT, you will not only unlock information tailored to the each traveler’s itinerary but it will also access benefits on a rolling basis long after the experience ends.
While at the moment is somewhat feels like a novelty and a way for Panerai to jump into the NFT game. I feel like an experiment with a special piece like this will open the doors to more benefits beyond just special edition NFT’s. I can see community events, tracking the purchase history of a buyer as well as giving access based on specific criteria to other models that might come out in the future.
I do wish that there was a way for Panerai to display all of the complications on the front as opposed to the back of the watch but I can understand that the dial might become over complicated as compared to other pieces. I guess there is a real balance they have to try and adhere to and like many other watches, we can’t win all of the battles.