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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: PAM 349
    Case No: L09/12, BB 1308731,
    Model Name: Radiomir Titanium
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual , cal. OP XXVII, base Minerva 16-17, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Panerai leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 47mm wide
    Signed: Case and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Panerai Radiomir Titanium Special Edition pays tribute to the original Radiomir wristwatch produced in the 1930s. Designed as a dive watch for the Italian navy, the Radiomir was the firm’s first professional dive watch, and the original 1930’s examples are highly sought after.


    The present watch, number 9 of only 12 examples, sports the ever-popular California dial and is fitted with an exclusive Panerai calibre 'OPXXVII' which was based on a Minerva calibre 16-17. This is a rare opportunity to own a highly exclusive modern remake of one of the most illustrious dive watches of the 20th century.

  • 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. PAM 349
A very fine and extremely rare titanium oversized wristwatch with California dial, numbered 9 of a limited edition of 12 pieces

Circa 2009
47mm wide
Case and movement signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,100-43,500
$30,000-50,000

Sold for HK$275,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017