One of the news that is of interest to me is the expansion of the watches in the Historic range by Panerai. There is a new Radiomir in the offering and it is in the guise of the Radiomir 42 mm. The watch is being offered in 3 different case material. The PAM 00337 in steel, PAM 00338 in Titanium and PAM 00336 in Pink Gold. Both PAM 00337 and PAM 00338 will be offered with black dial while the PAM 00336 will come with a brown dial.
The other differences are the movement that powers the watches and the hands. Both PAM 00337 and PAM 00338 will be powered by the new Panerai in-house calibre P.999/1 while the PAM 00336 will be powered by calibre P.999. PAM 00337 will be offered with steel hands while both PAM 00338 and PAM 00336 will have gold hands.
Basic specifications for all 3 watches:
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Case: Steel, Titanium or Pink Gold, 42 mm diameter, screw-down crown
Crystal: Sapphire with AR coating
Water resistant: 10 ATM
All the watches will come with a display back where you can view the beautiful P.999 movement.
PAM 00337, 100 pieces, USD 6,800
PAM 00338, 100 pieces, USD 7,500
PAM 00336 500 pieces, USD 15,300
The display back.
Now about the new P.999 movement from Panerai. This new movement was introduced by Panerai this year. The movement comes in 2 versions, the P.999 and P.999/1. The differences between the 2 movements are the regulator and the edge finish of the movement. The P.999 has a swan neck regulator and polished edges whilst the P.999/1 has a raquett adjustment and sand-blasted edge finish.
The movement is beautiful to look at as it has a balance wheel equipped with adjusting screws (something you don't see very often nowadays), and is protected by an Incabloc anti-shock device. The movement is individually numbered.
The movement is a 12 ligne movement and has 19 jewels. It beats at 21,600 A/h and has a power reserve of 60 hours (single barrel). The movement has 154 individual components. It is a basic 3 hand movement with the second display via a sub-dial at the 9 o'clock position.
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