Panerai PAM721 Radiomir 3 days 47mm Limited Edition
CF Richmond Centre
1 month ago
According to Panerai CEO Angelo Bonati, this is only the second instance of a modern Panerai (i.e. from the post-Vendome era) with an unsigned dial – the other being the PAM 448 with its California dial that mixes Roman and Arabic numerals. Bonati says that Panerai made its original unsigned dials for the Italian Navy during World War II so that if watches were captured by the Allies, the manufacturer wouldn’t be easily identifiable. Furthermore, Panerai opted for this very minimalist design to put forward a pure expression of its design codes in a watch highlighting the company’s sponsorship of the Design/Miami design fair, a partnership that is now entering its third year. "This is a design object," Bonati notes. When you flip the case over, you start to notice that this is definitely a modern watch. Most notably, there is the in-house P.3000 movement looking back at you through the sapphire caseback. This is a manually-wound caliber with three days of power reserve, coming via two spring barrels. The P.3000, which beats at 21,600 vph, has proven itself to be a solid workhorse for Panerai since the company first announced it seven years ago. Its large size (a diameter of 16 1/2 lignes) helps to fill out the large case nicely. This watch's vintage inspiration, of course, came with a manually-wound Rolex movement inside.
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