Powered by a mechanical movement, the Panerai Special Editions further impresses with a multitude of complications like GMT alarm, tourbillon, chronograph, power reserve, and more. Always up for the next adventure, the Panerai Special Editions Replica feature a water resistance of 30m to 2,500m.
History of Panerai Special Editions Watches Established in the year 1860, in the Italian city, Florence, the Panerai is one of the prestigious extravagance watch brands. The establishments of this notable watch brand, The Panerai became the first school of watch making at the place called Ponte alle Grazie in Florence which also has a workshop.
The Replica Panerai Special Editions family is imbued with a sense of exclusivity and passion like no other collection of watches on the planet. Indeed, this family is blessed with some of the most exciting designs such as that of the 2018 Luminor Sealand and the Radiomir 47 mm from the same year. Indeed, to own a special edition Panerai is to own your very own slice of history.
Below are the different categories of Panerai watches. All watches prior to the Vendome (Richemont) Group take over in 1997 are in the Pre-V category – Pre-V stands for Pre-Vendome. Watches containing Manufacture movements are found in the Manifattura category, similarly, all watches manufactured for Ferrari are in the Ferrari category.
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Every year Panerai produce “special edition” pieces – limited editions with interesting movements or cases. 2003 was no exception, although there were perhaps less “specials” than usual.
To be blunt, none of the 2003 special editions will be kind to the average collector’s wallet, indeed I would only count one as being even remotely attainable in financial terms.
Getting the “small house price” piece out of the way first, the PAM 158 split seconds chronograph, with co-axial pusher is a continuation of the line started with the PAM 47 in 1999, and continued with the PAM 147 in 2002. The case is 42mm, platinum, and despite the fact that the dial looks like carbon fibre, it isn’t, rather it is shaped steel or brass. The movement is a NOS vintage Venus 185 calibre.
I heard a price of around US $70,000 quoted for this piece. It will be produced in 10 examples only.
Moving slightly down the price scale, the PAM 163 44mm Radiomir chrono is a new step – the first steel 44mm Radiomir case. The movement is a NOS Valjoux calibre 234. About 16,000 of these movements were produced between 1970 and 1974, so I guess it is quite a coup to still be able to find 230 of these in 2003. The start/stop pusher and reset pusher are not symmetrical around the crown, which leads to quite an interesting look.
For this watch I heard a price of just over UK £12,000.
For fans of design and materials rather than movement technology, the PAM 172 Luminor Marina Tantalium is probably the ultimate expression of the plain blunt sports watch.
This watch will be produced in a total of 300 units, 100 a year for three years. The case is solid tantalum, as is the regular ardillon buckle. The only piece that isn’t tantalum is the titanium ring which retains the sapphire crystal display back.
The movement is the regular OP XI manual wind.
To be honest, I didn’t really think that any of my photographs would capture the astonishing colour of this watch, and they haven’t. Adjectives like “smokey” and “oily” abounded whenever anybody was trying to describe this watch. My first thoughts were that the case material looked somehow dangerous, “depleted uranium” was the first description that came to mind. The blued hands are to my eye a masterstroke, setting off the whole combination.
This particular monster weighs in at 115 grammes, although due to the difficulty of working with the material the manufacturing process requires a total of 360 grammes to start with.
To emphasise: this watch won’t be for all. It is not a historical re-edition; it’s not trying to be anything else, it is quite simply a pure refinement of the luxury sports wristwatch ethos, as understated as they come.
I believe the price will be over US $9000 (I seem to remember $9300 and $9500 being mentioned) or just over UK £6000. This compares very favourably with the other tantalum offering of the year, the Hublot “1910”.
In case you hadn’t guessed, I want one.