The new P.9200 caliber used in Cheap Panerai Replica recently introduced chronograph family is a basic ETA 2892-A2 with Dubois Dépraz chronograph module. This unsettling episode opened a veritable can of worms.
Today the line consists of a total of five models, four in stainless steel and one in 18k gold. On steel Most Successful Panerai Swiss Made Replica Watches (PAM01109, PAM01110, PAM01218 and PAM01303 Luna Rossa), the movement is concealed behind a solid caseback. The gold version (PAM01111) has a “display” caseback but the movement is barely visible behind a tinted sapphire crystal decorated with an awkward wave pattern.
Someone had asked if the new P.9200 was an in-house movement. Panerai Fashion Replica Watches confirmed. I had heard of issues related to the latest iteration of the P.9010 which no longer has hacking seconds, a feature that stops the second hand when the crown is pulled.
The ETA 2892-A2 on its own is not a chronograph movement. To become one it requires a Dubois Dépraz chronograph module. Connecting the two is a standard modification.
PANERAI IN-HOUSE MOVEMENTS
While real in-house movements are described as “executed entirely by Panerai”, the P.9200 description lacked anything in this regard. However, there was also no mentioning that the movement is an externally sourced ETA.
Originally developed as Baumatic BM12-1975A for Richemont’s entry-level brand Baume & Mercier, the Swiss Panerai Replica Watches hightech movement featuring silicon technology had a stuning power reserve of five full days (120 hours). Besides silicon escapement and balance wheel, the movement also featured a silicon hair spring.
The Baumatic BM12-1975A was not developed from scratch. It is based on Cartier’s 1847 MC caliber which was introduced in 2014. The 1847 MC has a smaller main plate (25.6 mm vs. 28.2 mm), a smaller barrel (less power reserve) and a different set of bridges.
A dial side comparison between the 1847 MC and the BM12-1975A shows they are basically the same caliber.
As you can see, the term “in-house” is being used in a very loose, almost inflationary way within the Richemont group. “In-house” implies a movement was designed, produced and assembled by a Panerai Replica Watches At Best Price brand to nearly 100% in their own factory but as we can see with this particular caliber, “in-house” is just a buzzword.
The 8-days unit was designed and produced by what soon would become the Manufacture Horlogère ValFleurier. Yes, the movement was exclusive to Panerai but not made in-house as Panerai had zero expertise in this field. All movements after the P.2002 came from the very same place.