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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: PAM00067
    Case No: OP6544, BB1009457, C88/99
    Model Name: Radiomir Zerograph
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, Lemania cal. CHT 15, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Panerai alligator strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Panerai pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Width, 42mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, buckle and strap signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Officine Panerai Specifications parchment stamped by Reus (Spain) retailer "Pamies", Officine Panerai Certificate parchment dated 2005, Warranty booklet and blank Warranty card, "Special Editions" booklet, fitted massive presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2000, the Panerai Zerograph PAM00067 is not only an extremely attractive and impressive timepiece, but it furthermore features some very unusual traits.

    First and foremost, a limited edition of 99 pieces is an extremely restricted output, especially considered the incredible success Panerai was enjoying at the beginning of the millennium - also thanks to the link with Sylvester Stallone and the movie “Daylight”, released in 1996.

    In addition to its restricted output, the movement inside this timepiece is not a standard modern production movement, but rather a completely refurbished Lemania chronograph movement - cal. CHT15 - dating to the 1940s, intended to reinforce the link with wartime Panerai pieces.

    Finally, the clash of militaristic construction (the large case, wire lugs, black luminous and highly readable dial, and the chronograph complication are all traits typical of military timepieces) and precious white gold material gives rise to an enormously fascinating piece: masculine and massive, but yet immediately perceivable as a luxury timepiece as soon as one holds it in their hands, feeling the weight of the material and appreciating its lustrous sheen.

    The present piece is offered complete of all its accessories, including the Specification parchment, Certificate parchment, Guarantee booklet and (blank) Guarantee card.

  • Artist Biography

    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. PAM00067
A massive and distinguished white gold single-button chronograph wristwatch with vintage Lemania movement, Guarantee and box, numbered 88 of a 99 pieces limited edition

2005
42mm Width, 42mm Length
Case, dial, movement, buckle and strap signed

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 8,000 
€3,900-7,900
$4,200-8,500

Sold for CHF30,240

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
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Head of Sale, Geneva

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022