The 2010 Radiomir PAM337 is a kind of a landmark model for Panerai. While the gadget features the same iconic cushion-shaped case with the usual styling of the dial, the 42-millimeter model tries to get your attention with the completely new P.999 hand-wound movement.
Like the recently introduced IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic IW3766 that, too, was presented at the SIHH 2010, the new Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Ceramica (PAM 335) has its 44 mm case made of zirconium oxide.
With the new self-winding Radiomir 10 Days GMT (PAM 323), Panerai brings you the familiar (perhaps, even too familiar) design of the signature cushion-shaped steel case and a multilayered dial, but adds into the mix their new P.2003/6 caliber, which is made exclusively at their manufacturing facilities.
Just like IWC did just a couple of days ago, Panerai has presented several new models for the year 2010. One of the most interesting models in this PR tsunami is the new Gargantuan-sized Mare Nostrum PAM 300 hand-wound chronograph.
With the Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days Oro Rosa PAM 344, Panerai made yet another significant step towards becoming a full-blown Manufacture capable of making both cases and movements in-house. The 2010 model extended the range of chronographs powered by their hand-wound Calibre P.2004 that was introduced back in 2006 to power the then-future “complication” timekeepers.
First presented at SIHH 2009, the hand-wound Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante split-seconds chronograph (Ref. PAM 319) is, perhaps, the best “affordable” offer in their whole model range refreshed earlier this year. Damn it! I am starting to fall in love with Panerai. Although the brand’s timepieces always seemed too visually unsophisticated and almost boring to me, now I see a certain rugged beauty in them.