Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT in Platinum (PAM 495),White Gold (PAM 496) & Red Gold (PAM 497)

First look…

Well, it has been a good week Perpetuelle readers as we again deliver you another first look at a new trio.  Now that AP fans have their ROO Schumi, these three pieces are for the Paneristi.  The Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT in precious metal cases – Platinum (PAM 495),White Gold (PAM 496) & Red Gold (PAM 497).  Though the ink is barely dry on the new Panerai Composite models (PAM 504 and PAM 505) we showed a few days ago, these new Radiomirs give you something else to consider for your 2013 wish list.   Now what you should see is most interesting about these new models is are the dials:  sandwich dials, but with applied hour numerals.  This is certainly uncommon for Panerai — can you name another Panerai with such a dial composition?   Full breakdown, below.

First, the basics:  all three of these new Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT’s are cased in a 45mm size and feature Panerai’sP.2003 movement that has second time zone, power reserve and date functions.  As well, each is a limited edition — 100 pieces in platinum (PAM 495), and 250 pieces in each of white gold and red gold (PAM 496 and PAM 497, respectively).  Each watch has a slightly different strap and dial color set, as detailed below.

Again, the most interesting thing here is the use of a “sandwich” dial with applied numerals that match the case metal.

Have a look for yourself and see what you think of these pieces.


PAM 495 – Limited Edition 100 Pieces


PAM 496 – Limited Edition 250 Pieces


Ref PAM 497 – Limited Edition 250 Pieces

Unlike the recent Composites which drop this December, I believe that availability of these pieces will not be until 2013, with official unveiling at SIHH Geneva, January 2013.

  • Ed

    What’s the point of stating “Platinum” on the watch? Pretty vulgar in my humble opinion. Sobriety in the face design is what makes Panerai watches so attractive, those models are really too busy in that respect…

  • Slobby

    The word “platinum” is so unnecessary and just plain gaudy. Why not just put the MSRP on the dial akin USD as well. Part of the allure of owning a platinum watch is keeping it under the radar so only true watch connoisseurs know what you have on.

    • Alex McL

      Its probably for all the Russians and Arabs, you know them, they are not happy unless they are the epitome of nouveaux riche..