Panerai - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: PAM 00258
    Case No: SW'3388
    Model Name: Baro-Hygro Thermometer
    Material: Stainless steel and teak wood
    Dimensions: Overall 150mm x 150mm square
    Signed: Dial and base plate signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by two instruction booklet and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Small clocks and baro-hygro thermometers have long graced the desks of gentlemen not only as timekeepers and weather instruments, but also as novelty pieces, and the present Panerai limited edition example is a wonderful modern rendition. Since their inception in 1860 Panerai has been known for their precision timekeeping and technical instruments, creating high quality movements with aesthetically pleasing cases. This piece features a thermometer for temperature reading, barometer for pressure, and hygrometer for humidity, and is constructed from brushed stainless steel, housed in a teak wooden base. The blue dial is enhanced with white numerals and scales.

    Presented in excellent condition and original presentation box, this Panerai instrument makes a great addition to any desk collection.

  • 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. PAM 00258
A fine limited edition brushed stainless steel and teak wood desk top instrument with barometer, hygrometer and thermometer

Circa 2007
Overall 150mm x 150mm square
Dial and base plate signed

HK$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$20,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020