Right throughout its history, Ferrari has sought to satisfy its most devoted and enthusiastic clients with a special series of limited edition motorcars. Famous models include the F40 and F50 made to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Maranello House, or the recent Enzo FXX, the 360 Modena Challenge Stradale and the F430 Scuderia. Furthermore, the end of the most recent racing season witnessed the unveiling of the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16 M, made to celebrate Ferrari’s recent victory in the Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championships, and in just 499 units.
As part of its alliance with Ferrari, Officine Panerai has also come up with a new special edition model, to be made in just 100 units: a watch dedicated to the collector and connoisseur who likes to wear a time piece that is rare yet at the same time sporty in spirit: the Ferrari Chronograph 45 mm, DLC Engineered by Officine Panerai (FER00038).
It’s a twin counter chronograph, whose total black visual impact – steel case with special black DLC coating, black dial, and natural black rubber strap with Ferrari inscription – perfectly sets off the colour elements on the dial: the classic yellow shield and the Ferrari logo at 12 o’clock, two counters in red like its Arabic numerals and seconds hand. And, for the very first time, a Ferrari Engineered by Officine Panerai watch features a silhouette of the Ferrari racing car, at 6 o’clock.
The innovative DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) treatment – also used in the construction of certain details on a Ferrari vehicle – is achieved through the evaporation of carbon, making the case exceptionally shock and scratch resistant.
With simplicity on the one hand, and all the technology and design of a watch that can boast the brand’s typical high precision, solidity and reliability on the other, the Panerai OP XII calibre – 13 ¼ lignes, and 28,800 alternations/ hour – of the Ferrari Chronograph 45 mm Engineered by Officine Panerai comes with C.O.S.C. certification.
Ferrari Chronograph 45 mm, DLC – Technical Specifications
Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai OP XII calibre, 13 ¼ lignes, 27 jewels.
Monometallic Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 46 hours, Côtes de Genève decoration, blued screws. Rotor engraved with the Prancing Horse. Chronometer Certificate (C.O.S.C.).
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph with two counters, tachymeter scale.
Case: diameter 45 mm, in steel with special hard black coating with polished finish and brushed edges, screw-down chronograph push-pieces and winding crown with the Ferrari logo and rims worked with square-grid pattern.
Bezel: in steel with special hard black coating with brushed finish.
Back: steel with special hard black coating, screw-in, with engraving of the Prancing Horse and geometric pattern decoration; round the edge is engraved the inscription “Engineered by OFFICINE PANERAI”.
Dial: black with the Ferrari shield applied at 12 o’clock and the Ferrari logo, 60-minute scale with red Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals, tachymeter scale on the flange, small continuous seconds at 9 o’clock, minute counter at 3 o’clock. Seconds and minute counters in red, luminous baton hour and minute hands, centre chronograph hand in red.
Crystal: sapphire, 1.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 metres).
Strap: Rubber strap with the incised inscription Ferrari, personalised folding buckle in brushed steel with hard black coating with the edge of the closure in polished finish. Spare strap in black alligator with contrasting stitching, inside part in red caiman with red sewing .