by Kyle Stults on December 01, 2013
Here’s the first “reveal” from the Panerai 2014 collection (to be officially unveiled Jan 2014). This Luminor 1950 Left-handed (or “Destro”) 3 Days bears reference PAM557 and is equipped with the in-house P.3000 movement. It has a 47mm steel case with old-school Plexiglas crystal that sits proud over the dial. Most Panerai watches, in fact most all watches, have their crown on the right, but indeed Panerai has from time to time made these destro’s with inspiration going back to original Panerai models for the Italian Navy. Lots of looks, including some close-ups of the 3mm Plexi, below.
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by Kyle Stults on October 29, 2013
Along with the PAM 521 and PAM 522 unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2013 in Hong Kong last month, Panerai has added a chronograph to its Radiomir 1940 series, the Radiomir 1940 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT. For those who prefer to save their breath, a simple “PAM 502″ (red gold or “oro rosso”) or “PAM 503″ (white gold, or “oro bianco”) will do. The new pieces equipped are equipped with Panerai’s the P.2004/10 caliber with a some nice finishing to it — not always the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Panerai! I’ll run down the details, below.
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by Kyle Stults on October 21, 2013
platinum, plexi, 12-side bezel, Minerva cal…
Here’s a first look at two new SE’s from Officine Panerai. Although hese two Special Edition Panerai’s were previewed to some at SIHH 2013 in Geneva earlier this year, their status has essentially been *unofficial* and the watches have flown under radar until now. These new models are inspired by a rare example of the Radiomir dating from the late 1930s, carrying through many of the original details such as the 12-sided bezel, plexi crystal and more. The juxtaposition of the brushed bezel and the polished case is sure to draw both yays and nays from the Paneristi.
Lots of looks, on the click
Yesterday Officine Panerai announced the debut of the special edition PAM 532 Radiomir 1940 3 Days – 47 mm “Paneristi Forever” timepiece. The PAM 532 is of course dedicated to Officine Panerai’s most loyal supporters, known as “Paneristi” (www.paneristi.com). The PAM 532 features the recently launched Radiomir 1940 case in DLC-coated steel with the inscription “Paneristi Forever” engraved on the case back. This is not the first such piece Panerai has done for the group (the last was the PAM 360 in 2010), and surely not the last. Price is 9,200 Euros (dollar price to be added).
Panerai PAM 532 “Paneristi Forever” Watch
Limited Edition 500 pieces
47mm steel case with DLC finish, hand-wound Panerai P.3000 caliber
When it comes to resale value and collect-ability, having more than just your watch is absolutely critical. By this I mean that you should save every item, every tool, every accessory and every scrap of paper associated with your watch. This includes the watch box. When it comes to watch boxes, what usually matters is having the nice wooden presentation box that comes with a high end watch. But not for Panerai! For the Paneristi, having the specially marked outer box (made of cardboard) as well as the inner boxes (plural) is important if you want to maximize the value of your watch.
And on this note, if you’ve ever wanted to know what a Panerai Box looks like and what’s in it, check out this short and helpful video which I saw posted over at http://amitdevhanda.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/panerai-box/. Anyone interested in buying a Panerai, take note!
Panerai Box video
Just over a month long ago, Officine Panerai presented the new PAM 523 Luminior Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic. Of note, this is the first watch from Panerai to incorporate the original combination of the 42MM Luminor 1950 case and a white dial.
A closer look and details, on the click
Well, not necessarily a “how-to”, but rather one luxury timepiece concierge’s perspective on the matter…featuring the PAM 112, the PAM 90, the PAM 24, PAM 183, and the PAM 372. 132,000+ video views in just over two weeks…not bad!
by Kyle Stults on March 04, 2013
Certainly one of the more exclusive pieces unveiled by Officine Panerai last month was its ceramic pocket watch. A tourbillon GMT pocket watch, more specifically. The PAM 446 Panerai pocket watch is limited to just 50 pieces, each carrying a price tag of 165,000 Euros — that’s about $215,000 on a straight f/x conversion. I already gave a pretty good look at this piece back in January, but here are a few more high-res images, along with a short video that Panerai produced.
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by Kyle Stults on February 05, 2013
One of the more interesting pieces for 2013 from Officine Panerai is this Luminor Submersible Ceramic aka the PAM 508. This particular Panerai is notable in that it is the first time the Luminor Submersible watch has been executed in ceramic. Following my initial unveiling of the 508 watch two weeks ago, I will now explore the piece, its ceramic case, and other salient details, including some high-res closeup, below.
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by Kyle Stults on January 21, 2013
2013 Panerai “Historic” collection pieces. There are 4 pieces — PAM 512 through PAM515 — which can be grouped into two duos. First, the duo of PAM 512 (steel) and PAM 513 (rose gold) — Radiomir 1940′s without date and 42mm case. They have the hand-wound P.999/1 caliber with 60 hours power reserve and the always beautiful “Swan neck” regulator (pictured below).
Second, the duo of PAM 514 (steel) and PAM 515 (rose gold) — with date and the slightly more robust P.3000 caliber with 3 day power reserve (also hand-wound) and 47mm case.
Panerai PAM 515 Radiomir 1940 3 Days Oro Rosso
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