Caliber P.9012 is the successor to the P.9002 movement, featuring a slightly slimmer design and a balance bridge secured on two sides.
The automatic P.9012 calibre, entirely developed and created in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, has central hour , GMT, and minute hands, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, power reserve at 5, and the date at 3 o’clock. The energy necessary to accumulate a power reserve of three days – the basic standard for Panerai in-house movements – is stored in two spring barrels whose springs are wound by an oscillating weight operating in both directions. Consisting of 231 components including 31 jewels, the calibre has a diameter of 13¾ lignes and it is 6 mm thick. The balance, fixed by a bridge with twin supports, oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).