Panerai - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: PAM00183
    Case No: BB1137639
    Model Name: Radiomir Black Seal
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, OP XI, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Panerai calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 45 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved H0360/1500

  • Catalogue Essay

    Part of the historic collection, the present PAM00138 wristwatch is fitted with a mechanical movement and simple sandwich dial. The case back is fitted with a glazed sapphire display back, allowing the wearer to enjoy the finely crafted movement in motion. The present watch is numbered 360 of a limited edition of 1500 pieces only.

  • 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. PAM00183
A stainless steel limited edition cushion-shaped wristwatch

45 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved H0360/1500

HK$32,000 - 48,000 

Sold for HK$25,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016