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.
For the year 2011, the Italian-based Officine Panerai adds a number of new models to their historic 1950 Collection. The Luminor 1950 3 Days (PAM 372) is the most affordable of them all.
While the new Panerai Luminor Marina Boutique Edition New York (PAM 417) doesn’t offer much in the ‘uniqueness’ department, it still may be of some interest both to collectors and aficionados alike for whom the Big Apple holds some sentimental value. If you fall into at least one of these categories, you should probably hurry up and reserve one of these babies since there will be not so many of them to be offered.
Ahead of the SIHH 2011 industry event, Panerai has announced its Luminor Composite PAM 386 model in a scratch-resistant ceramic case. Measuring just 44 millimeters in width, the new member of the Luminor family is more, um, wearable than the last year’s ceramic piece, while still retaining its heavy masculine presence and offering clean, easily recognizable design of its dial.