Panerai - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: PAM00507
    Movement No: 000'358
    Case No: OP6897; BB1625347, caseback further inscribed P0056/1000
    Model Name: Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo
    Material: Bronze
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. P9002, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Officine Panerai Leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 47mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Panerai Certificate stamped Officine Panerai Hong Kong dated 16th November 2013, limited edition certificate confirming the present watch to be number 56 of a 1000 limited edition series, instruction manual, additional leather strap, tool, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Officially released in 2011 and marking a milestone for the firm, Panerai released the limited edition Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo. Notably, Panerai with their PAM00507 were the first brand to feature and experiment with bronze in their timepieces. Extremely legible and appealing, the timepiece features a dark green dial reminiscent of the abyss of the ocean.

    - Released in a limited series of only 1,000 examples worldwide, the implementation of the bronze material was due to its closely knit connection to underwater exploration and maritime industries. Regarded as one of the most robust, durable and non-corrosive metals for underwater exploration, bronze is a common material used in boating component.Untreated, the raw metal allows the case to develop a patina unique to each example produced largely depending on the climate and environment it may be exposed to.

    - Offered in excellent overall condition with a sublime and interesting layer of patina displayed on the case, the present Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo is further accompanied by its full set of accessories and additional strap.

  • 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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Ref. PAM00507
An attractive and oversized limited edition bronze diver’s wristwatch with small seconds, date, certificate and presentation box, numbered 56 of a limited edition of 1,000 pieces

47mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for CHF16,510

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023