Panerai - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: PAM00832
    Movement No: 555’964
    Case No: No. J099/100, OP6638, BB1375045
    Model Name: Luminor 1950 Sealand, Panerai for Purdey, “Elephant” II
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. OP III, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Officine Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a blank Officine Panerai International Guarantee card, Officine Panerai limited edition certificate, Officine Panerai and Purdy specification certificate, COSC certificate, Officine Panerai Guarantee booklet, hang tag, instruction manual, screw driver, additional rubber strap, fitted wooden Panerai presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2002 Italian watchmaker Panerai entered a partnership with the 200-year-old gun manufacturer James Purdy and Sons Limited (both under the Richemont Group) and since that time they have produced a number of bespoke limited edition wristwatches combining the technical skills, quality craftsmanship and excellence both brands are known for. Each Panerai watch is enhanced with an engraved hinged cover made in the tradition of Purdey guns. Purdey artisans outline the design in chalk, which is then outlined with a sharp engraving tool, with shading and depth added by fine parallel lines. The case is then finished with gold inlaid and blacked in a motif inspired by African, typically big game animals like the African lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros and the African Elephant.

    The present example with engraved elephant is number 99 of a limited production of 100 timepieces. The watch is in like new condition and is complete with original certificates and Panerai for Purdey presentation box.

  • 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. PAM00832
An attractive limited edition stainless steel and inlaid gold wristwatch with date, small seconds and concealed dial, made for Purdey, numbered 99 of a limited edition of 100 pieces.

Circa 2007
44mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$39,000 - 62,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019