Sound of emotion
In the privacy of a St Regis KL hotel suite, the clear and crisp tones of a carillon minute repeater sound out the time. The sound originated from the new Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT (€359,000, RM1,660,000), a decimal repeater inspired by the bell onboard the twin-masted classic sailing yacht Eilean; the restoration of which to her original 1936 glory was personally supervised by Officine Panerai CEO, Angelo Bonati
A quartet of Robb Report readers were hosted by experts from the Panerai manufactory in Neuchatel. Every minute repeater purchase is accompanied by a spruce wood resonance box – only one in every 10,000 trees meets Panerai’s exacting standards. The same perfectionism is applied to the watch itself – at time of print fewer than five watchmakers at Officine Panerai are certified for assembly of the melodious piece.
Also shown at the private event was the Lo Scienzato collection first seen at SIHH 2016, a masterclass of material manufacturing utilising the direct machine laser sintering method for unmatched strength and lightness of the case.