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Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero review

by amitdevhanda


Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero


wrist shot of the PAM00438 Tuttonero


Black Ceramic Bracelet of the Panerai Tuttonero



The titanium clasp of the ceramic bracelet on the Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero

So, its been a long two years the world has waited to see the highly anticipated Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero 44mm 1950 Ceramic GMT. I recently had the opportunity to hold, play and try one on. I am not a fan of Panerai watches on bracelets because I am a purest who is obsessed with its history and origins.

Panerai  bracelets are modern innovative and distinct from any other watch available in the market today. This particular watch on a  bracelet is even more unique because its made out of black ceramic. Ceramic watches have become popular in the last few years in part because of the influence and popularity of Panerai watches. Panerai has not only made watches in an all black finish cool to wear but collectible and highly sought after.

The Panerai PAM00438 is a 44mm 1950 GMT with a 3 day in-house P9001 movement in black ceramic. The watch is very comfortable, has a great weight, easy to read and easy to set.  The matte black ceramic bracelet is elegant, as each link is reminiscent of the device protecting the crown which further enhances the brands trademark and reinforces its identity.  The black sandwich Arabic dial showcases 11 Panerai numbers and a date at the three o’clock position in a contrasting dirty rusty gold, which is a great contrast to the black ceramic case and bracelet. The clasp is made out of titanium, which is very smart on the part of Panerai because the stress points of a bracelet always lie within the clasp. Titanium is a very hard, light and durable material.  The GMT hand is very easy to set with the winding  crown and is easily distinguished from the hour and minute hand because of its size and shape.

Think you can easily get your hands on this watch? Think again! There are only 1,000 units of this model being produced per year for the world. Should you have the means to purchase this watch and you are interested, you should. The retail price of this watch is $16,300 at the moment, nothing is official or confirmed but I hear a price increase is coming real soon.

                        Technical Details of the Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero


Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9001/B calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 29 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 229 components.


Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset.



Diameter 44 mm, black ceramic.


Black ceramic.


See-through sapphire crystal.


(protected as a trademark) Black ceramic.


Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.


Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2.3 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.


10 bar (~100 metres).        


PANERAI personalised ceramic bracelet with sandblasted steel buckle. Supplied with a steel screwdriver.

Retail $16,300

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.


Did you know the cast of the Expendables wore Panerai watches in both movies?

by amitdevhanda

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Sylvester Stallone is definitely a pioneer when it comes to Panerai watches . He was one of the first people in the world to wear it. He set the precedent for wearing over sized watches and as a result quickly became the unofficial ambassador for Panerai.

In 2010, when the first Expendables movie came out, he made sure some of the cast members wore the PAM00332 which is the  Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta Rattrapante in black ceramic. This was amazing because the watch got just as much movie time as the actors wearing it. As the movie focused on the biggest action heroes in the world from Stallone to Swarzennegger and everyone in between, you also got an idea of the true scale of how the watch looked because you had actors with different builds and heights. The watch really did this movie justice by exuding masculinity  and confidence combined with a very subtle and practical utilitarian aspect.

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Panerai PAM00332

The second Expendables movie put Panerai in overdrive as now you have the entire cast of the movie wearing it. For this movie the entire cast wore the highly collectible, cool and sought after Panerai PAM00382 which is the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo 47mm. The interesting thing about this watch is that when it was announced and SIHH in Geneva 2011,  the reception to this watch wasn’t very strong because it was the first time Panerai used a bronze case. People were uncertain and skeptical. When the watch physically came out later that year and collectors took notice, they realized the watch oxidized by simply rubbing ketchup and vinegar on the bronze case which would bring the watch back to its natural luster. Very quickly this news spread like wild fire and further peeked the interest of many around the world and became a huge hit.

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Panerai PAM00382

Due to the fact the case was bronze and looks gold, this watch definitely stood out more in the second Expendables movie . Also, you had more actors wearing this watch than in the first one, so it was literally everywhere. Today, the Bronzo PAM 00382 has become a bigger hit than the movie within watch collecting circles and trades for as high as $30,000 which is amazing considering it’s original retail was only $11,600.