Here’s another new one that will be officially unveiled by Panerai next week – the Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days Oro Rosa, or PAM 344 for all you Paneristi out there who prefer ref no.’s. This watch has a 44mm pink gold case and inside it has Panerai’s in-house P.2004 Caliber in it, a hand-wound movement. It will be limited production of just 150 pieces. Panerai is proud of the fact that this watch not only has an 8 ‐ days power reserve mechanical movement, “but is also a technically accurate single push ‐ piece chronograph” – a challenge that only a few brands have taken on, Panerai notes. I like the more traditional “circular” design of the power reserve meter on this watch, as opposed to the horizontal meter Panerai uses on some of its other models.
If you missed my preview of the PAM 336, also in rose gold, check it out here – SIHH 2010: A Thinner, Smaller, Sleeker….Panerai?