Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Sihh 2015 Panerai

Now that the dust have settled after SIHH 2015, lets have a look at my favorite brand and what novelties they released....

First up is the Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio 47mm PAM00604. This is a Special Edition Radiomir of only 99 pieces and is only available in Panerai's Florence boutique. The watch features engravings on the case inspired by recurrent motifs in Florentine iconography. 


The engravings... It takes the artisan a week to complete the engravings. 

Next is another special edition, the Radiomir 1940 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio 48mm PAM00516. It is a run of only 200 pieces. 

This year Panerai is focusing on their Submersible range of watches and these are evident from their Luminor 1950 collection. I like the Panerai Submersible collection of watches and it is great to see Panerai expand the collection. 

First up, the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio 47mm PAM00614. This is a regular production watch. 

The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio 47mm PAM00615. This is also a regular production model. The main difference between the PAM00614 and PAM00615 is the bezel design, the date complication and the chrono measurement with the PAM00615 providing a 12 hour chrono measurement. 

This next watch is an interesting one. I thought it would have been a Special Edition, but it looks like it will be a regular production. Great move Panerai. 

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic 47mm PAM00616. The watch features a case made of Carbotech, a composite material based on carbon fibre. Cool. 

All the new Submersible models in the Luminor 1950 collection will feature this new rubber strap from Panerai with the blue logo on the strap. 

Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time 8 Days Acciaio 47mm PAM00601. This will be a special Edition watch with a run of only 100 pieces. 

And finally the Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanio 52mm PAM00603. This is a second reissue of the Mare Nostrum by Panerai, the first being the PAM00300. This is a special edition watch with a run of only 300 pieces. I do like this watch. 

For more information on Panerai SIHH 2015 novelties:

Other interesting news out of SIHH 2015 is that the Panerai PAM00590, the Luminor Marina 8 Days Acciaio 44mm will be released globally after its initial run of 1,000 pieces for the North American boutiques. Great move. I like this watch as well.

Photographs: Panerai

Additionally, there were 2 other watches showcased in SIHH 2015 that received no coverage as it was not an official release. Perhaps for Watch&Wonder 2015? Anyway, the watches were Radiomir models fitted with Panerai 8 Days movement. Replacement for the Panerai PAM00183 and PAM00210 perhaps? Well, we will know soon....

The other interesting news is (but remains unconfirmed) that the PAM00372 will be reintroduced with a sapphire crystal instead of the acrylic crystal the current pieces are fitted with. If true, it is an interesting move by Panerai by providing its collectors with a choice of acrylic crystal or sapphire. With about 9,000 pieces of PAM00372 with acrylic crystal, I am sure that it enough to go around. 

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