So, thanks to a very nice salesperson bringing forward my plans to upgrade a couple of watches, a couple (sadly) have to go. Therefore, here is a Panerai that Id originally hoped to keep. For those unfamiliar with this model, it is a PAM 00086, a Luminor Marina Automatic in the 44mm case. It utilises the OPIII movement (a modified and Panerai-decorated Valjoux ETA 7750 with COSC accreditation). The model was only made in 2001 and 2002 (D & E series) and is one of only two Panerai models, I believe, ever to have used an anthracite dial (the other being the PAM 00089). Depending on the light, the dial can look black, blue or silver. The dial also has the 'railroad track' running around the outside.
I bought this watch in June 2010. It had been fully serviced by Richemont Northern Europe in April 2010 and the paperwork that shows this is present, as is the original warranty card and the COSC certificate. The watch comes in the original boxes (inner pear wood and outer card boxes). It is currently on a Panerai tan leather strap but also comes with the rubber diving strap as well as a Panerai crocodile strap in black with white stitching. The Panerai screwdriver is also in the box.
Since owning the watch, it has been worn only on a few occasions and, having undergone the full service shortly before I bought it, the condition can be described as excellent. There are minimal hairlines on the steel caseback but little else to comment on. The timekeeping is well within COSC guidelines and is one of the best timekeepers I have owned.
I so hate to see this go but, my credit card company are more eager for me to sell it than I am, if you know what I mean. Therefore, it is available at a very reasonable US$4,550 or £2,850 including insured delivery. The watch is based in the United Kingdom and so any import taxes payable to a non-EU country are the responsiblity of the buyer.
Thank you for looking.