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*** SIHH 2012 paneristi.com exclusive - Live pictures of the PAM448 California Dial

January 22 2012 at 9:51 PM

  (Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
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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...

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The watch has a plexi but the display back has a sapphire crystal.

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The crown has the embossed OP logo as opposed to the letters OP on the crown of the 249.

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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.


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You can find the SIHH specifications here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326703448/***+SIHH+2012+%26gt%3B+RADIOMIR+CALIFORNIA+3+DAYS+-+47+MM+-+PAM448+SPECIAL+EDITION+***

The first official OP photos of the watch from the SIHH press kit can be found here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326710805/***+SIHH+2012+photos+of+the+PAM448+Radiomir+California+3+Days+47mm

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).

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For your reference, here are some older photos that I took of the PAM249

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Thanks for looking,
Martin / paneristi.com SIHH team





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This message has been edited by wilmsenm from IP address 217.149.135.209 on Mar 12, 2012 4:35 PM
This message has been edited by wilmsenm from IP address 77.166.210.187 on Jan 22, 2012 9:57 PM


 
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(Login games0n)
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great pics as always, Martin!

January 22 2012, 9:55 PM 

I wish that Panerai would combo the first 50 or 100 of these watch together in a set, just like the 3 Rads, so for people who want both 448 and 449, they can buy a set. I think the set will be a hotcake.

Me? i want both, so I welcome the set! happy.gif

 
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(Login 1watch)
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Thanks Martin

January 22 2012, 9:56 PM 

These pics and additional details are great and appreciated!

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
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Photo of the 249 crown showing the letters OP >

January 22 2012, 10:00 PM 

249:

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448:

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(Login dralhc)
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Re: Photo of the 249 crown showing the letters OP >

January 22 2012, 10:14 PM 

Following on to my post below the plexi does look different in these 2 pictures.

The 448 plexi looks more like the 372 plexi.

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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Indeed, the plexi is very different (nt)

January 22 2012, 10:17 PM 




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(Login Rocketman248)
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Re: Indeed, the plexi is very different (nt)

January 23 2012, 3:59 AM 

That's interesting, because Panerai was saying that it's the same crystal.

Nick DeBrita
Chincoteague Island,VA
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Well it looks different in the photos...

January 23 2012, 6:58 AM 

Where did OP write that it's the same plexi Nick?
cheers,
Martin


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(Login Rocketman248)
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Re: Well it looks different in the photos...

January 23 2012, 2:37 PM 


 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Interesting...

January 23 2012, 3:12 PM 

What Asi writes about the differences in lighting and viewing angles does make sense of course.
The photos made me think the plexis are not the same, but it must be me then.
Cheers,
Martin


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(Login dralhc)
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Thank you Martin.

January 22 2012, 10:10 PM 

It is incredible how only changing the dial on this piece from the 449 makes it look so different.

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I would really like to know how the plexi on this compares to the 249 and the crystal on the 424/425.

Asi has reported that the plexi is the same on the 448/249 and I feel bad having any doubts. In the pics I have seen it looks more of a rounded dome on the 249 and this has the effect of opening up the dial on the 448.

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Andy from the land of the long white cloud.
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Fred
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WOW

January 22 2012, 10:12 PM 

Wow Martin.. work of art buddy... thank you for sharing!

Best,

Fred

 
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(Select Login ERSanchez)
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Great pics and great comparison, Martin!

January 22 2012, 10:12 PM 

I would love to see all three generations of the Cali side by side. happy.gif

Thanks for posting, Martin!!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

"It's all about the patina, Baby!"

P U R A V I D A !
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(Login snoballz)
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Totally! To see the three together would be sublime. Fantastic job yet again, Martin. (nt)

January 22 2012, 11:31 PM 



-luke

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(Login tomele)
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Many thanks , Martin .

January 22 2012, 10:22 PM 

i need one

 
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(Login docbowman)
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Ummmm...perfection

January 22 2012, 10:38 PM 

Here's hoping I'm high enough on the wait list for one of the elusive 500!

 
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(Login Gregesq)
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Martin, you transform pictures of watches into art.

January 22 2012, 10:59 PM 



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Ricky (Puerto Rico)
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Very nice photos Martin, I love that watch, thanks!!!!

January 22 2012, 11:02 PM 


 
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(Login FrankV1)
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Yet another winner post Martin.

January 22 2012, 11:27 PM 



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(Login ChristianK.)
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great post, great pictures and great watch!

January 22 2012, 11:46 PM 

thanks!

salute Heiwidiwu


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(Login YetiBiker)
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Spectacular photos. Thank you M

January 22 2012, 11:58 PM 


 
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(Login i_LOVE_firenze)
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Thanks Again

January 23 2012, 12:06 AM 

Great quality pics.

Panerai should be paying you for this happy.gif
for helping them sell watches happy.gif

Great delivery from one who has attained perfection
in his craft.

I can only look forward to thanking you more happy.gif

j

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Michael from Melbourne
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Great work Martin

January 23 2012, 12:24 AM 


I very much appreciate the effort you've put into SIHH this year happy.gif



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(Login tchoo)
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Wow!

January 23 2012, 12:41 AM 

I especially loved the 448/449 side by side, a dream combo for a lot of people (including myself) happy.gif

Thanks again for the brilliant pics, Martin. Cheers!

TC

 
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Kevin O'Dell
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AMAZING MARTIN!!! My favorite 2012 offering by slight measure....

January 23 2012, 1:31 AM 

I've always wanted a Cali but never wanted to pay the premium, I think that built up desire is the reason the I slightly favor the 448 over the 449. Now I have a second chance, I really hope I get the call for the 448 and 449, just an amazing pair!!!

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(Select Login sdumperth)
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Gorgeous!

January 23 2012, 3:29 AM 

Thanks for all the hard work and Fabulous pics!






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(Login NachoM)
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fantastic pics as always Martin. Question...

January 23 2012, 5:26 AM 

...

First of all Ive always impressed about the quality of the pics you can take at SIHH. I would like to see the kind of set up you use...Congrats.

My question, is about the hour setting. Do you prefer 10m to 2 or 10:10. Ive seen both settings in these pics you are showing.
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At the 372 I like much more 10min to 2....rather the other way around.

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(Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
77.166.210.187

Thanks...

January 23 2012, 7:03 AM 

To be honest, I have no preferences so it's either 10 to 2 or 10 past 10. The watches were running so I re-adjusted the hands between pictures.
The light setup was three flashes for all the photos. One from the left high as the key light and 2 from different angles for accent.
Cheers,
Martin


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(Login NachoM)
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THANKS Martin. A STRONG SUGGESTION

January 23 2012, 7:36 AM 

always great to know your technique.

You could organize a "HANDs ON PANERAI Photgraphy" next PDAY! If so...IM IN!
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Nacho Martinez
Spain

 
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Saudisti
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Thank you very much. Pam 448 and 449 are two stunning timepieces

January 23 2012, 5:48 AM 


 
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(Login JAW-001)
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Great Pics!!!!!

January 23 2012, 6:18 AM 

Great pics!!!!!!!! Very Nice!!!!!!

Would like to know more about your set-up too.

Regards,

JAW (NL)

 
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(Login radionic)
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Magnificent photos - as usual!

January 23 2012, 9:27 AM 

Martin

brilliant photos. thanks


 
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Jiggo
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Georgeous...Thank you once again Super Martin nt

January 23 2012, 9:58 AM 



"Time flies when you are ALIVE"
Greetings from the Land of Smiles... happy.gif

 
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(Login hkgweilo)
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No use me piling on Martin. Always great shots!

January 23 2012, 2:31 PM 



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(Login illusionzero)
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Thanks. Beauty

January 23 2012, 3:34 PM 



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(Login luke2008)
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great, thanks

January 24 2012, 2:13 PM 


 
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(Login MaartenS)
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again stunning

January 24 2012, 5:04 PM 

Martin, these picture are again really stunning!
I've seen this beauty in the metal at sihh and you really know how to capture the colors and details

Kind Regards from Antwerp
Maarten

Please keep me posted on any Europe GTG

 
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