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*** SIHH 2012 paneristi.com exclusive - Live pictures of the PAM438 and PAM441

January 26 2012 at 9:35 PM

Paneristi.com SIHH team  (Select Login wilmsenm)
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The PAM438 is the first 44mm Luminor with ceramic black matt case and a ceramic black matt bracelet.

The PAM441 is essentially the same watch, but it comes with a strap.
The movement of the PAM438 has a very different look though. More about that below.

Panerai introduced the PAM438 with the name TUTTONERO which means "all black" if I'm not mistaken.
Both watches have the automatic in-house P.9001/B movement with the functions hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, zero reset and a power reserve indicator on the back.

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A closer look at the bracelet, its matt finish looks great

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1950's style case seen from the side

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The Luminova is ecru

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The sandwich dial has all the numbers, just as the PAM359 Luminor Marina 1950 3 days automatic that was introduced at the SIHH 2010.
I've read a couple of discussions about the fact that the word "ceramic" is printed on the dial above the six.
Can't say that it bothers me at all. I actually think that it makes the dial look nicely balanced.

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I forgot to ask for confirmation but I don't think that the deployant (folding clasp) is ceramic. I assume it's PVD steel.

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The lettering on the case back is gold colored on the 438. The movement is blackened too, the crystal of this version is not "smoked".
OP are now using a new process to darken the movement - the problems that occurred when they started doing this for the 317 are a thing of the past.

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The movement of the 441 however looks more regular. The caseback has a smoked see-through sapphire crystal to give the movement a dark look.
It is the same style crystal that can be found on the ceramic PAM335 Luminor 1950 GMT that Panerai introduced at the SIHH in 2010.

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The 441 comes with the great looking "assolutamente" strap

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The following two photos show how surprisingly alike the black of the PAM360 is compared to that of the ceramic 441.
Interesting because the watches are made using completely different materials and finishing.

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You can find the SIHH specifications here:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326700577/***+SIHH+2012+%26gt%3B+TUTTONERO+LUMINOR+1950+3+DAYS+GMT+AUTOMATIC+CERAMICA+-+44+MM+***

The first official OP photos of the watch from the SIHH press kit can be found here:

PAM438
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326708581/***+SIHH+2012+photos+of+the+PAM438+TUTTONERO+LUMINOR+1950+3+DAYS+GMT+CERAMIC

PAM441
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326720652/***+SIHH+2012+photos+of+the+PAM441+Luminor+1950+3+Days+GMT+Automatic+Ceramica-+44+MM


For your reference

The 2010 PAM359 was the first Panerai with a polished 1950's style case and a sandwich dial with all the numbers

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The ceramic PAM335 (2010) was the first Panerai watch with the "smoked" case back crystal

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The ceramic PAM317 (2009) has a PVD coated movement, the production process that was initially used caused many problems

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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 4:37 PM


 
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Nick Ninja
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Prices for these watches?

January 26 2012, 9:48 PM 

USA Prices for these watches release yet?

 
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Paneristi.com SIHH team
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Not yet known...

January 26 2012, 10:25 PM 

as far as I know, but here's a link to a post with prices for some of the models in Euro:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/message/1326926109/current+price+list+for+models+2012+%28in+EURO%29


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Paddy
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441 by a country mile. However the 8 and 10 never worked for me . If painted dial I'm in.

January 26 2012, 9:52 PM 

Beautiful watch though. I love gmts.


 
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Kevin O'Dell
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I couldn't have cared less about these watches, UNTIL THESE PICTURES! Superb Martin...

January 26 2012, 9:53 PM 

glad you got all the finger prints off that bracelet before taking these photos wink.gif

I would still prefer the strap but man I just saw these babies in another light...you have a way of doing that wink.gif

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Martin Wilmsen
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Thanks Kevin

January 26 2012, 10:27 PM 

much appreciated happy.gif


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Aproster
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Amazing photos of course Martin...

January 26 2012, 9:56 PM 

Really like that ceramic 1950 case. Although I hate the new style bracelet design, the all ceramic bracelet is kinda cool...

Wish they would do the old style bracelet in ceramic...?? Maybe?? Anyone listening? Only can hope.




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Martin Wilmsen
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I think

January 26 2012, 10:26 PM 

that this new style bracelet is a much better fit for this model. Just my opinion of course.
Thanks,
Martin


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Aproster
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You may be absolutely right...

January 26 2012, 10:34 PM 

I'm just a big fan of the old bracelet & not the new happy.gif

Certainly to each his own.

Cheers! AP


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Joey
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Beautiful shots as usual. . .

January 26 2012, 10:02 PM 

now to start saving my pennies so i can buy this watch lol

 
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dp
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amazing as always

January 26 2012, 10:13 PM 



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Aaron
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Awesome pics!

January 26 2012, 10:43 PM 

Thanks for all the awesome pics.. Is that watch made out of Ceramic? LOL

 
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docfink
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Probably the best looking watches announced this year...

January 26 2012, 11:25 PM 

...but I would prefer "GMT" on the lower half of the dial and the "ceramic" removed. A nice, modern interpretation of the classic Luminor. The black works beautifully with the new-style bracelet. The 438 is a winner.

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Asi
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Beautiful pics! You are correct

January 27 2012, 12:31 AM 

The clasp in steel + PVD and so is the element connecting the bracelet to the case.

THis watch looks great in person, not only in the pics happy.gif

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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charles
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was kinda eh based on the release pics ...

January 27 2012, 1:14 AM 

but your pics gave me a new lust, Martin.
Thanks a lot. really.

Would be better without the "ceramic" on the dial - but still very cool.

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Hoang
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that is super sexy

January 27 2012, 1:24 AM 


 
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jib
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Re: *** SIHH 2012 paneristi.com exclusive - Live pictures of the PAM438 and PAM441

January 27 2012, 2:41 AM 

"Ceramic" writing on dial means it is non-EU version...?



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GUSH
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Excellent as standard Martin, love those pics m8! <nt>

January 27 2012, 2:49 AM 



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Eric Skier
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Wonderful pics of a great watch, IMHO!

January 27 2012, 2:54 AM 

From the very first press release, I was in love with the 438. A bit out of my price range, so I will have to wait and save, but it is definitely a watch I would love to acquire in the future. Your pics and review helped cement that, Martin.

Many thanks,

Eric

 
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ucdvwchan
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Thanks for the pics.

January 27 2012, 3:39 AM 

The darkened movement along with the ceramic casing really grows on me... don't know how well the ceramic models will hold up over time though.

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