Unique feature: The “8 Giorni Brevettato” symbol.

by on Mar.15, 2016, under Allgemein

IMG_2358_600x600The GPF 2/56 features several unique features among all models produced by Guido Panerai & Figlio. The huge case with the rotating bezel was entirely produced by the company from Firenze, using Angelus movements to reach a power reserve of eight days. This was expressed by the use of the unique “8 Giorni Brevettato” symbol, engraved at 3 o’clock on the “Radiomir Panerai” and “Luminor Panerai” dials (both of these dial versions were used in watches of this reference).

The number of GPF 2/56 watches registered in our database has more than tripled since 2009 when we published “The References” for the first time. Read in chapter IX about the different versions of this reference (page 1058-1161). Chapter IX is dedicated to the GPF 2/56, in which five of these rare watches are featured. Aside the technical information of these legendary watches we have added historic information. The military background includes rare historic photos and four mission reports provided directly to us by an Egypt frogmen veteran (page 1064-1071).

The coffee table shot shows page 1155-1156 of chapter IX.II, a GPF 2/56 with grey coated case and “Luminor Panerai” dial. Information on “The References” 1950’s-1960’s (second volume) can be found here.

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[Ralf Ehlers & Volker Wiegmann]

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