Panerai - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: PAM00602 and PAM00594
    Movement No: 014'826 and 014'654
    Case No: OP6937 and OP7002
    Model Name: Luminor Daylight 8 Days Acciaio and Luminor Black Seal 8 Days Acciaio DLC
    Material: Stainless steel and DLC-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, P.5000, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Panerai calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Panerai buckle and DLC-coated stainless steel Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 223/500A and 223/500B
    Accessories: With Panerai Certificate confirming the present set of watches is numbered 223 of a limited edition of 500 pieces only, two additional stainless steel Panerai buckles and calf leather straps, screwdriver, instruction manual, product literature, torpedo model, I Mezzi D'Assalto Della Xª Flottiglia Mas 1940-1945, Albertelli Editore by Marco Spertini and Erminio Bagnasco, leather pouch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Presented at the Watches and Wonders Hong Kong in 2014, this special limited set of watches is manufactured in tribute to two historical models, Luminor Black Seal and the Luminor Daylight, from the pre-Vendome period. The present watches are set with a diameter of 44 mm and the cases were designed to re-interpret the shape and proportions of the historic Luminor 1950 watch. Both watches numbered 223 of a limited edition of 500 pieces only, this special edition set is accompanied with original certificate, pear wood fitted presentation box along with a model of a human torpedo and a rare publication by Marco Spertini and Erminio Bagnasco about the military equipment of the special forces of the Royal Italian Navy, including Panerai watches and instruments.

  • 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. PAM00602 and PAM00594
A rare set of two limited edition cushion-shaped wristwatches, including a stainless steel wristwatch and a DLC-coated wristwatch

44 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 223/500A and 223/500B

HK$85,000 - 100,000 

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016