If you aren’t already aware, each year Panerai launches a timepiece inspired by Ancient Chinese Astrological Tradition.

Each special edition is superbly engraved on the cover with the corresponding symbol, made by master craftsman, using the ancient Italian technique of Sparsello.

The new Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 44mm, is the latest special edition dedicated by Panerai to the Year of the Dog.

Just 88 models have been made for this limited edition, which marks the tenth model created by Panerai in honour of the ancient Chinese Zodiac tradition, dating back to the 14th century B.C. It comes after the timepieces dedicated to the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey and the Rooster.

The year of the Dog officially begins on 16 February 2018, and those born are believed to have strong feelings and an exceptional regard for those close to them. They are honest and sincere, so other people trust them. Meticulous and brilliantly intelligent, they may seem a little reserved and persistent, but they have a sense of honour and decency, which makes them invaluable companions, just like the animal under whose sign they were born!

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