A stainless steel limited edition cushion-shaped wristwatch with California dial

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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: PAM00249
    Movement No: 515'648
    Case No: BB1246689
    Model Name: Radiomir 1936
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, OP X, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Panerai calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 47 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved I1834/1936
    Accessories: With Officine Panerai undated International Guarantee Certificate, Certificate confirming the present watch is numbered 1834 of a limited edition of 1936 pieces only, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2006, the present PAM00249 is a special edition made in tribute to the vintage model 3646 dates back to 1936. Representing the heritage and evolution of the Radiomir collection, the watch is fitted with a California dial that consists of half Roman and half Arabic numerals. Numbered 1834 of a limited edition of 1936 pieces only, the present watch is complete with certificate and fitted presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    Panerai

    Italian • 1860

    Known for its robust designs and large case sizes, Officine Panerai was established in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy. Around 1900, Giovanni's grandson Guido Panerai took over, and Panerai became the supplier to the Regia Marina — the Royal Italian Navy. After supplying the navy with high-precision instruments for a number of years, Officine Panerai created Radiomir, a radium-based powder that gives luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments and devices. By 1936, the Royal Italian Navy approached Panerai again with the request to design a watch resistant to extreme underwater conditions. The watch they created became known as the "Radiomir".


    Panerai's watches made during the early twentieth century era were comprised of cases designed and manufactured by Rolex SA, with Cortébert, a Swiss manufacturer, supplying the majority of their movements. The most recognizable designs from the firm are the Radiomir and Luminor. To date, vintage models from the first half of the 1900s, such as the reference 3646 and 6152 models, remain the most desirable among collectors.

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Ref. PAM00249
A stainless steel limited edition cushion-shaped wristwatch with California dial

沛納海,不銹鋼枕形腕錶,配California錶盤,“Radiomir 1936”,型號PAM00249,限量生產,2006年製

2006
47 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved I1834/1936

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 70,000 
€5,900-8,200
$6,200-8,700

sold for HK$65,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016