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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2009
    Reference No: PAM838
    Movement No: 567’385
    Case No: BB 1’374’889
    Model Name: Luminor Sealand, Year of the Tiger
    Material: Stainless steel and inlaid gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. OPIII
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Panerai wooden presentation box, International Guarantee Certificate, Panerai Certificate stating the present watch is number 1 of 25, Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres, additional rubber Panerai strap, hang tag, screw driver, product literature, leather envelop and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The most recent Year of the Tiger was celebrated in 2010 and to honor the occasion Panerai released this limited edition of 25 covered dial timepieces. The third of the zodiac animals, the Tiger’s characteristics are courageous and active people who are known to be kind and benevolent. They are tenacious and never give up, but their life is an average one with periods of joy, sadness and at times disappointment.

    The present watch is number one in the limited edition and is in excellent overall condition. The cushion-shaped case is of typical Panerai form; however, the crystal is covered with a top. The Tiger design is hand carved and highlighted with gold inlaid. The Chinese character 虎 for Tiger is in the top right corner, and the scene is accentuated with fans. The watches were released on February 14th, 2010 the start of the Chinese New Year and sold exclusively through two Panerai stores one in Shanghai and the other in Beijing.

  • 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. PAM838
An attractive and rare limited edition stainless steel and inlaid gold wristwatch with date and concealed dial made for the year of the tiger, presentation box and international guarantee

44mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$31,000 - 47,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019