Hi all, thanks for the nice feedback on the PAM449 post
. Much appreciated.
Below are the live SIHH photos of the PAM448 - Radiomir California 3 Days 47mm
Asi posted a very nice comparison between the PAM249 and the new PAM448.
If you haven't seen it, I suggest that you check it out on the PO
. That post has some great feedback.
Being a huge fan of the 249, I can only say "what's not to like about the 448"...
The 448 is obviously very similar to the 249, or at least visually. But there are quite a few differences. The most important one being that the new 448 has OP's in-house P.3000 movement with a power reserve of 3 days.
This movement also has a "quick hour change" setting (ie you can move just the hour hand without having to turn the minutes hand to change the time).
On to the photos...
The watch has a plexi but the display back has a sapphire crystal.
The crown has the embossed OP logo as opposed to the letters OP on the crown of the 249.
The photo below shows the 448 next to the 449 Radiomir SLC.
Both watches are described together in the official SIHH press kit as follows:
For collectors and enthusiasts who are fascinated by historic details, Officine Panerai has created
two exclusive Special Editions of the Radiomir California 3 Days (PAM00448) and the Radiomir
S.L.C. 3 Days (PAM00449), each produced in an edition of only 500 units.
You can find the SIHH specifications here:
The first official OP photos of the watch from the SIHH press kit can be found here:
If you are new to Panerai, the 249 Radiomir 1936 California dial
was a 2006 Special Edition.
Both the 249 and the 448 are a tribute to the vintage 3646 California dial variation (photo below).
For your reference, here are some older photos that I took of the PAM249
Thanks for looking,
Martin / paneristi.com SIHH team