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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: PAM1700
    Movement No: 000015
    Model Name: Lab ID
    Material: Carbotech™
    Calibre: Manual, cal. P.3001/C, 4 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Nylon Panerai Strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Panerai clasp
    Dimensions: 49mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Panerai International Warranty Card, Certificate of Limited Edition, 01/70, fitted presentation box, and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In recent years, Panerai’s “Laboratorio de Idee” became the brand’s research and development arm, dedicated to finding horological inspiration from its heritage and combining it with innovative technology. Long known for historic dive watches, the brand sought to create new models that were clearly Panerai in design, but built with advanced innovations. As a result, after 2 years of development, in 2017
    they released the Luminor LAB‐ID Carbotech (PAM700) made with high‐tech Carbotech™ and components made of a completely new low friction composite which integrates a Tantalum based ceramic.

    An instant hit amongst Panerai aficionados, it was sold with an unprecedented 50-year guarantee – see lot 45. Carbotech™ is a highly

    resilient, carbon fiber‐based material, which has been used in motorsports, as well as the aeronautical and bio‐medical industries. It is a material that is 14% lighter than titanium and 36% lighter that steel with a striking and dramatic matte black look.

    Phillips is proud to launch Panerai’s newest successor to the PAM700, the PAM1700 ‐ an all‐new Luminor Lab‐ID. Now offered with an incredible 70-year guarantee, its innovative movement, entirely executed by Panerai, is comprised of 203 components. The manually wound movement uses two mainspring barrels to provide three days of power reserve.

    This new generation LAB‐ID model also debuts a novel Super‐Luminova material developed specifically this year on the 70th Anniversary of the iconic Panerai Luminor collection. SuperLuminova Grade X1 was engineered with a particular design aesthetic in a shade that harkened back to the original neon green Pantone 802‐C color of the very first Panerai watches.
    Extremely durable and significantly brighter in even the farthest depths of the sea, this performance substance was created to accommodate the unique and distinctive external channels of lume on the inner bezel, logo, bridge, lever, crown and strap stitching – all geared towards improving the visibility of the watch in any lighting condition.

    The present watch, engraved with serial number 1 of a limited edition of 70, represents the official launching of this model. It is the first example to be offered to the public, is factory new and sold with original warranty and presentation box. Panerai timepieces are known for their robust designs and precision timekeeping, and their LAB‐ID models represent truly innovative watchmaking using their highest‐grade movements.

  • 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. PAM1700
A very fine, limited edition Carbotech™ double barrel wristwatch with three day power reserve, International Warranty, Certificate, and presentation box, number 1 of 70

49mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $81,900

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New York Auction 12 December 2020