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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: PAM00078 and OP 6549
    Case No: BB 1032085 and D36/75
    Model Name: Radiomir "Seconds Counter"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 920, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Panerai pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Provenance: Property of a Private Collection

  • Provenance

    Property of a Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Officine Panerai was founded in 1860 in Florence, Italy, as a distributor of specialist precision devices such as compasses and depth gauges. By the turn of the century, the company had expanded to include wristwatches as well. Several decades later, their timepieces remain true to the original Panerai DNA, with its hefty cushion-shaped casing and clear legible dial immediately distinguishable.

    -Known for producing some of the world's most important military and diving watches, the company has released sophisticated editions of the Radiomir and Luminor throughout its history, with a focus on technical innovation.

    -With an original Panerai cushion-shaped case and legible dial, the timepiece remains true to the manufacture's DNA. Upon closer inspection, one can not avoid but notice the engraved tachymeter scale elegantly contrasting the white gold case, as well as the interesting and unusual seconds counter function (mechanism used for the precise measuring of seconds within a minute, activated through the push of one single button). With a small cyclope at 3 o'clock, this Panerai really stands out from the usual diver wristwatches. Produced in an extremely limited series of only 75 timepieces and presented in overall excellent condition, the watch is a must have for any collector looking for innovation and rarity within the Panerai watchmaking series.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. PAM00078 and OP 6549
A rare cushion shaped white gold one minute single button chronograph wristwatch with date, number 36 of a 75 piece limited edition

Circa 2000
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF4,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF17,640

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022