Panerai - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: PAM 376
    Movement No: 002'237
    Case No: BB 1'481'841
    Model Name: Radiomir 3-Days Oro Bianco
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. P. 3000, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Officine Panerai pin buckle
    Dimensions: 47mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Officine Panerai Certificate confirming the current specimen is numbered 103 of a limited edition of 501 pieces, Panerai fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Radiomir was Officine Panerai’s first ever prototype wristwatch they produced dating back to 1936 for the Royal Italian Navy. Fitted with a “California” dial, which comprised of both Roman and Arabic numerals, a railway track minute circle and to increase legibility in the dark, luminous material was applied on the numerals.

    The present example is a modern reiteration of the famed Radiomir with a “California” dial. The PAM 376 was launched in 2011 as a limited edition series of 501 pieces, this watch is numbered 103. Further adding to its attraction, the current piece is offered in overall excellent condition with the full set of accessories that was delivered with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner.

  • 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. PAM 376
A fine and rare limited edition white gold wristwatch with California dial, 3-day power reserve, guarantee and fitted presentation box, numbered 103 of a limited edition of 501 pieces

47mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$60,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019