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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: PAM00315
    Case No: BB1345578
    Model Name: Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Titanio
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Mechanical, P.2005, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Dark brown Officine Panerai crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 48 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved K011/125
    Accessories: With Officine Panerai International Guarantee Certificate dated November 2013, Certificate confirming the present watch is numbered 11 of a limited series of 125 pieces, polishing cloth, product literature, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present titanium wristwatch is numbered 11 of a limited edition of 125 pieces only. The distinctive feature of this present wristwatch is that the tourbillon carriage rotates on an axis which is perpendicular to that of the balance wheel, rather than parallel to it. This innovative arrangement of the balance wheel and escapement minimize the running errors caused by many vertical and horizontal positions of the wristwatch on the wearer’s wrist. The tourbillon carriage can be admired through the glazed display sapphire back and is also featured on the dial in a very discreet yet innovative way. A small rotating disc is linked to the tourbillon carriage and is placed in the subsidiary seconds. Offered in almost like new condition, this present wristwatch is highly distinctive.

  • 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. PAM00315
A fine and rare titanium cushion-shaped limited edition perpendicular rotating tourbillon dual time wristwatch with day and night indicator and power reserve

48 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved K011/125

HK$350,000 - 550,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016