During the 26th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH 2016,) the Italian brand has presented several new collections. Among them was this gorgeous (but in a modest way) Panerai Radiomir 1940 3Days GMT Acciaio PAM 627 that features their brand new Caliber P.4001 movement with a micro-rotor design. Although the watchmaker didn’t dare to step too far away from the time-proven design of the Radiomir collection, the PAM 627 still looks fresh and attractive thanks to the waffle-style dial finish that they, unfortunately, use only on a limited number of models.
Preparing for the SIHH 2014 industry event, the legendary Italian brand is about to begin yet another heavy artillery barrage of new model announcements. Among the first shells to blast the ground near you is their new Panerai Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days (PAM 557). Equipped with their in-house hand-wound caliber, the watch is designed for that strange sort of people that strum the guitar with their lefts and wear their watches on their rights.
Panerai has recently its growing range of in-house movements with yet another nice job. Called Caliber P.5000, the new hand-wound engine offers an impressive combination of beautifully laconic decoration with surprisingly efficient design and impressive power reserve. The first timekeeper to be equipped with the new caliber happened to be the new Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso (PAM 511) that was presented in New York in July 2013.
Based on the old Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante split-seconds chronograph (Ref. PAM 319) that was first revealed back in 2009, the 2013 limited edition Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanium (PAM 530) replaces the heavy (and also, pricey) rose gold with light-weight titanium, but leaves intact the laconically decorated in-house automatic movement, as well as the familiar layout of its matte black dial.
The 2012 Panerai Radiomir Composite Black Seal 3 Days (PAM 505) is based on the ceramic Luminor Composite 3 Days (PAM 386) that was presented in October 2010. This version features the same manufacture-made caliber but is presented in a slightly larger body of the same classic “cushion” shape.
At the annual SIHH 2013 trade show, the Italians have officially introduced their Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic Titanium (Ref. PAM389) automatic diver. Despite being their first attempt at making a timekeeper possessing antimagnetic properties, the new member of the Luminor Submersible collection offers an impressive level of resistance to magnetic fields of whole 40,000 A/m.
In January 2011, the Swiss-based Italian watchmaker has presented its then-new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days (PAM 422). The ref. 422 was limited to 2000 pieces and powered by their new Panerai P.3001 in-house hand-wound caliber. Featuring the same easily recognizable exterior, the watch got better power reserve thus becoming a more interesting choice for those who like to keep their collection of luxury time-measuring accessories in constant rotation on their wrists.
Although the unusual Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronze (PAM 382) was the real show-stopper for the 2011 Submersible range, the new Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT Titanio (PAM 371) looks like a more rational choice for those looking for an oversized diver from a major brand.
The hand-wound Luminor Composite 1950 3 Days (PAM 375) was among the new timekeepers presented by Panerai during the SIHH 2011 event. Featuring gorgeous ceramic case in a color of dark chocolate, the PAM 375 still features the same trademark exterior that doesn’t bring anything new in terms of industrial design.
First unveiled in January 2011 at the SIHH trade show, the Radiomir Oro Rosa 3 Days 47mm (PAM 379) is powered by Panerai’s new in-house Caliber P.3000 hand-wound movement, is crafted from 18-karat rose gold, and is going to be sold as a Special Edition model with only 299 timepieces to ever reach the lucky few.
Although most timepieces from Panerai tend to be of that “any shape as you like as long as it is cushion” style, the new Radiomir 3 Days Platino (PAM 373) stands out from the crowd with its rather unusual dial layout that pays homage to vintage timepieces of the pre-WWII era.
Besides the Luminor 1950 Destro 8 Days Titanio Special Edition PAM 368 that, too, was presented at the SIHH 2011, Panerai has also unveiled an even more complicated Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio (PAM 345) model. Featuring their signature exterior with a cushion-shaped body and an easy to read dial, it was designed for left-handed people, but may also be of liking to those who sometimes feel uncomfortable with their easily recognizable XXL-sized crown guard system.
Among the new (and a number of older models that were simply updated with minor touches here and there) models presented at last week’s SIHH 2011 trade show, there also was a gorgeous Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 382 diver. Having its huge 47 mm case made not of over-hyped ceramic or some other hi-tech material, but of good ole brushed bronze, this new member of 1950 family looks like it was designed exactly for the sort of people who still dream about giant krakens and burning Spanish galleons, and prefer a good goblet of rum to a snifter of cognac.
Surprisingly, Panerai did not present anything revolutionary at the SIHH 2011. Instead, they kept building on the success of the last year`s model range. Among such successful updates was the hand-wound Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica PAM 384.
Panerai has once again updated its range of watches designed especially for left-handed people. Not adding anything new in style, the recently presented Luminor 1950 Destro 8 Days Titanio Special Edition (PAM 368) certainly adds something in flesh.