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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: PAM00062
    Movement No: 78’635
    Case No: OP6540, BB1’025’654, D221/700
    Model Name: Radiomir
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Panerai pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Panerai International Warranty stamped Exquisite Timepiece, Inc dated, 5th August 2002, Chronometres certificate, instruction manual, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Panerai Radiomir ref. PAM00062 featuring the brand’s notable cushion-shaped, onion crown and military inspired wire lugs are beloved by collectors. Cased in white gold instead of the conventional stainless steel, the PAM00062 with unparalleled legibility is furthermore heighten with elegance. With an almost camouflaged date aperture against the rich black dial at 4 o’clock position, the overall design boosting with masculinity. Adding to its attraction are the brilliant touch of gold hands that evoke vintage appeal of the brand. A perfect watch for all occasions, the present timepiece is produced as a limited series of 700 pieces, the present example is numbered 221 and is preserved in excellent condition.

  • Artist Biography

    Panerai

    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. PAM00062
A fine and rare limited edition white gold cushion-shaped wristwatch with date and small seconds, warranty and presentation box, numbered 221 of a limited edition of 700 pieces

Circa 2000
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$38,000 - 62,500 
€4,100-6,800
$4,900-8,000

Sold for HK$81,900

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021