"providing my private clients a luxury service to purchase the best watches at the most competitive prices"

Tag: www.panerai.com

Panerai PAM00507: The Video

by amitdevhanda

Hey Panerai Fans,

Please take a moment to watch the video below of the highly anticipated Panerai PAM00507 47 1950 Submersible Bronzo 3 Days

 

Advertisements

Panerai PAM00507 is coming soon

by amitdevhanda

Screen Shot 2013-08-29 at 8.13.50 AM

PAM00507- 1950 Submersible 3 Days Bronzo
pic courtesy of http://www.panerai.com

-1

Wrist Shot of the Panerai PAM00507 1950 Submersible 3 Days

Generally, when I think of Panerai watches I don’t normally think Bronze. The first Panerai Bronzo was released two years ago and was the first wrist watch with a bronze case.

Now two years later, the highly anticipated Panerai PAM00507 Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic, which was released earlier this year at SIHH in Geneva Switzerland is scheduled to deliver hopefully before the 2013 holidays. I have a feeling it’s going to be a blood bath to get this watch because there are only 1,000 units being produced for the world and the demand outweighs the supply. Since this watch is a SE (Special Edition) usually only Panerai Boutiques will receive this watch and authorized dealers will not receive it. That being said, if your a mega Panerai  Authorized Dealer, there still may be a chance, but I wouldn’t hold your breath.

I recently had an opportunity to play with one of these watches at an exclusive Panerai Event. I wasn’t expecting much because the idea of a bronze case seemed really gimmicky to me, but then I actually held the piece in my hand and tried it on and I was completely in love and couldn’t stop staring at it. The Bronze case gives this watch complete character which I wasn’t expecting. The green dial makes this watch look historic and vintage as if it was found near the sea floor . The 47 mm 1950 case is the perfect size for me and provides and everyday masculine feel, while the power reserve indicator and the in house 3 Day movement are a great modern day compliment to give this watch life. The watch is fitted on a beautiful brown leather strap with contrasting stitching and the bottle opener buckle is made out of titanium. The only complaint I have which is minor is that the strap tapers at the end and detracts from the masculinity of this watch on the wrist. The exact retail price is yet to be determined, but is rumored to retail for between $13,000-$14,000.

All in all, not only is the Panerai PAM00507 a very cool and limited edition watch that will hold its value and become collectible, it’s an incredible everyday watch that is extremely durable and different from any Panerai made out there today.

 

Technical Details for Panerai PAM00507

MOVEMENT

Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9002 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. 237 components.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, seconds reset, power reserve indicator, calculation of immersion time.

CASE

Diameter 47 mm, brushed bronze.

BEZEL

Brushed bronze with polished edges, anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.

BACK

Brushed titanium with see-through sapphire crystal.

DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN

(protected as a trademark) Brushed bronze.

DIAL

Green with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’ clock.

CRYSTAL

Sapphire, made of corundum, 2.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

WATER-RESISTANCE

30 bar (~ 300 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.

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

Retail- between $13,000-$14,000

Panerai PAM00048:The video

by amitdevhanda

Hey Panerai Fans!

Those of you who feel that 44mm-47 mm Panerai watches are too big, I have the perfect solution for you to ease you way into the Big watch game. Please click the play button on the video below to see my review of the Panerai PAM00048 Luminor Marina Automatic 40 mm

Panerai Box

by amitdevhanda

Hey People,

Ever wanted to know what a Panerai Box looks like and what’s in it? Please click the play button below.

 

Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero review

by amitdevhanda

image-1

Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero

image

wrist shot of the PAM00438 Tuttonero

image-2

Black Ceramic Bracelet of the Panerai Tuttonero

image-3

image-4

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

MOVEMENT

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.

FUNCTIONS

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

 

CASE

Diameter 44 mm, black ceramic.

BEZEL

Black ceramic.

BACK

See-through sapphire crystal.

DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN

(protected as a trademark) Black ceramic.

DIAL

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

CRYSTAL

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

WATER-RESISTANCE

10 bar (~100 metres).        

STRAP

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.

Panerai PAM00438 Tuttonero: The video

by amitdevhanda

I want to thank you all!

by amitdevhanda

Screen shot 2013-06-28 at 5.03.54 PM

I am so grateful to all my fans and followers of this blog, Twitter and Facebook for your support and comments and helping me achieve over 150,000 views on YouTube for the video underneath entitled “How to buy your first Panerai watch?”I couldn’t have done it without your loyal commitment and interest and everyday I am striving to write newer and better content to educate you all with passion and conviction.

Thank you

Amit Dev Handa

The Panerai PAM00111 will evolve into the PAM00510

by amitdevhanda

Screen shot 2013-06-10 at 1.03.09 PM

Panerai PAM00111

Screen shot 2013-06-10 at 1.40.04 PM

Panerai PAM00510

I think its safe to say that I have a mild obsession with Panerai watches. This is the only brand that I can say I have owned more than two different models of. I have owned a total of 5 Panerai watches since my fixation started in 2002. Today, I only have one watch and that is the coveted  Panerai PAM00372.

I have closely followed Panerais journey since the very beginning. I am extremely impressed with their commitment to pushing the envelope by releasing new novelties, digging deep into the archives to revive some sleeping giants, and using innovation to stay in-house and current while maintaining brand identity.

The watch that started it all for Panerai and was the icon from the beginning is the Panerai PAM00111. This is the watch that was used in all their original ad campaigns from Day 1. The Luminor Marina is to Panerai as the Submariner is to Rolex. Even though the PAM00111 is very much in the current Panerai collection, this watch will be phased out and replaced with an entirely new reference number, movement, dial and strap , known as the PAM00510.  The current PAM00111 has a hand wound movement, a sandwich dial, 44 mm stainless steel case, and is fitted on a tan strap, and retails for $6,800.

The new Pam00510 will retail for only $400 more than the current PAM00111, at a retail of $7,200, which is impressive considering it has an entirely new movement which is entirely in-house and manufactured by Panerai. This is a historic and technical milestone for Panerai, because it’s the first time that Panerai will be using the new P5000 hand wound 8 day movement in any of their watches. The only thing I am not crazy about on this watch is that above the six o’clock position, between where Panerai is written on the dial, they have decided to write 8 days. This definitely changes the aesthetic of the dial completely and doesn’t look as clean as the PAM00111, but only time will tell what the reception  to this will be. Personally, I am a less is more kind of guy, but some people may actually like this new addition to the dial. This watch is also fitted with a new black strap with contrasting white stitching. Hopefully, this watch should deliver before the holidays around Christmas time 2013.

Today, Panerai is 70% manufactured in-house movements 30% other movements. The new PAM00510 is the next logical step that will assist Panerai in becoming 100% in house manufacturer within the next few years. Those of you who want a piece of early Panerai still can with the Panerai PAM00111. It will only be around for a little while longer, I guarantee that once its discontinued and sold out, it will become seriously collectible.

Technical Specs for the Panerai PAM00111

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XI calibre, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 56 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. It is tested and certified by C.O.S.C.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds.

CASE

Diameter 44 mm, AISI 316L Polished steel.

BEZEL

Polished steel.

BACK

See-through sapphire crystal.

DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN

(protected as a trademark) Brushed steel.

DIAL

Black with luminous Arabic numerals and markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.

CRYSTAL

Sapphire, formed of corundum, 3.5 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

WATER-RESISTANCE

30 bar (~300 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised leather strap and large size steel buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.

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

Retail $6,800

Panerai PAM00399: A return to Rolex DNA

by amitdevhanda

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.33.15 AM

PAM00399

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.12.32 AM

Movement of the PAM00399

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.13.00 AM

Wrist Shot of the Panerai PAM00399

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.13.39 AM

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.14.03 AM

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.14.32 AM

Left: Panerai PAM00399 Right: PAM00372

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.25.13 AM

Vintage PAM00372 and Vintage Rolex 6154
pic courtesy of Jake’s Rolex World

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 8.56.47 AM

The Rolex Brevet Crown
pic courtesy of Jake’s Rolex World

Screen shot 2013-06-07 at 3.38.39 PM

Rolex ref#6154
pic courtesy of Jakes’s Rolex World

Originally, Panerai watches and movements were made by Rolex. If you look at the original Panerai designs from the early 1920′-1950’s you can totally see Rolex DNA. In fact, Panerai is the only brand that Rolex has ever affiliated itself with. The Rolex Ref#6154 is the inspiration for the 2012 release Panerai PAM00399. The vintage Panerai watches with vintage Rolex ligne movements command hundreds of thousands of dollars today at auction,

The PAM00399 is basically the Panerai 1950 case in 47 mm without the device protecting the crown is stainless steel. The dial is a black  sandwich dial, which has been treated to look vintage. with the 12, 3 6, 9 Arabic numerals and luminous indices for the rest of the numbers. The watch has been fitted with an original Minerva Base hand wound movement from the 1930’s, which has been re-finished according to Panerais modern-day specs. The crown is a screw down brevet crown, which is a tribute to the original reference #6154.

I have to say, even though the PAM00399 is not my ideal choice watch,  it’s an outstanding piece for anyone who wants something completely historic, in that it’s the first time we see the transition from Radiomir to Lumionor case, while witnessing Rolexes timeless design. This watch is so exclusive that it can’t be purchased singly because it comes in a set with the same watch in rose gold. There are only 100 sets produced for the world and they are packaged together in a specialty box which retails for $82,100.  If this watch had all four Panerai Arabic numerals like the Rolex ref#6154, this would be the only other Panerai watch that I would own.

Technical Details of Panerai PAM00399

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXVII calibre, base Minerva 16-17, 16¾ lignes, 18 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 18,000 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 55 hours.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds.

 

CASE

Diameter 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel. Screw-down winding crown personalized OP. 

BEZEL

Polished steel.

BACK

See-through sapphire crystal.

DIAL

Black, with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.

 

CRYSTAL

Plexiglas®, 3 mm thick.

WATER-RESISTANCE

3 bar (~30 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised leather strap and large-size polished steel buckle.

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

Panerai PAM00425- Radiomir 47 mm S.L.C. 3 Days the video

by amitdevhanda

So, hopefully you read the article, now it’s time to watch the video. Please click the play button to learn about the Panerai PAM00425