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Panerai PAM 598 Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso (PAM 598)
by Kyle Stults on October 01, 2014

First look…

Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso PAM 598 watch front back

Reporting on the new many new pieces introduced at Watches & Wonders Hong Kong this year, here’s your first look at the new Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso (PAM 598).  A real beauty, with a 47mm red gold case and Panerai’s in-house P.3001/10 movement visible through the caseback.  The P.3001 features GMT function and a high level of finishing and skeleton work.  The deep blue dial has a radiant “satiné soleil” (satin sun) finish and looks absolutely divine with the red gold case.  You can see it all in many high-res detail shots below.
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Panerai Unveils New P.4000 Micro-Rotor Automatic Movement
by Kyle Stults on September 29, 2014

Panerai P.4000 Caliber with Micro-Rotor

At Watches & Wonders 2014, ongoing now in Hong Kong, Panerai has taken the covers off of its new automatic movement, the P.4000.   The P.4000 is noteworthy as it is Panerai’s first automatic caliber with a micro-rotor.  The new caliber is being introduced in the new Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic – 45mm in steel (PAM572) and red gold (PAM573).    Also of note is that the new P.4000 caliber marks the first time that the newly-released Radiomir 1940 case family is being presented with an automatic movement.
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Panerai Luminor 8 Days PAM590
by Adam Soshnick on August 20, 2014

Panerai PAM590 (1)

Exclusive to the North American market, the Luminor 8 Days, otherwise known as the PAM590, is powered by one of Panerai’s newest calibres, the P.5000. As the name implies, the watch is capable of running for 192 hours once fully wound, making it a worthy addition to the growing list of timepieces with lengthy power reserves.
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All-Time Record Panerai Sale Set by Rare Panerai Luminor 6152/1
by Kyle Stults on May 22, 2014

Panerai Luminor 1955 Ref 6152-1

At Sotheby’s auction “Important Watches”, held in Geneva on 14th May 2014, the all-time record for sale of a Panerai watch was set.  An extremely rare example of a stainless steel Luminor from 1955 was acquired by a Panerai enthusiast who bid the record sum of CHF 425,000 (approx. $478,000 /  €348,000).   This extremely rare and historical reference 6152/1 — distinguished by its transparent, removable polycarbonate bezel and Rolex caliber 618 — was unknown until recently when it was rediscovered by scholars and especially through the research of Dino Zei, ex -Chairman of Panerai SPA, before the Florence based company was bought by the Richemont Group.  It was owned by descendants of an accomplished Italian Navy Admiral.

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