*** SIHH 2012 paneristi.com exclusive - Live pictures of the PAM424January 28 2012 at 2:34 PM
Martin Wilmsen (Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
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PAM424 Radiomir California 3 Days
Case: 47mm AISI 316L polished steel
Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai
Functions: hours, minutes, date
Water resistance: 100 metres
Crystal: Sapphire 2.8mm
Back: See-through sapphire crystal
First thought when I saw the SIHH documentation... "a date and a logo on a Cali dial?"... hmmmm
But having seen the watch in person, I have to say that it looks quite nice.
The dial appears brownish in some of the photos but it is black. I think the photo below shows its color best.
The gold "double pencil" hands look amazing in combination with the ecru Luminova
Look how the crystal "sticks out"
The Radiomir case appears a bit thicker than that of eg the 249. Probably because of the size of the P.3000 movement
Note that the production version will have the word California engraved on the inside of the case at the 12 o'clock position.
The prototype that was shown at SIHH doesn't have this.
You can find the SIHH specifications here:
The first official OP photos of the watch from the SIHH press kit can be found here:
The 424 and 425 were introduced together in the SIHH documentation. Sadly I wasn't allowed to take pictures of the 425 because the prototype did not have the pig on the dial...
Thanks for looking
Martin / paneristi.com SIHH team
|This message has been edited by wilmsenm from IP address 22.214.171.124 on Mar 12, 2012 4:38 PM|
|January 28 2012, 2:46 PM |
Did not think I would like the date but that does look OK in live pics. Would still prefer it with a plain dial (no date no logo)
Thanks for all the great pics Martin, love your photography man!
High Heid Yin
OK, I like your pics very much
|January 28 2012, 3:01 PM |
But that's where it ends more or less. I guess that's too much of a salad for me
Cheers and best from the holyland,
Is that a plexi or Sapphire Crystal? Thanks ...
|January 28 2012, 3:02 PM |
(Select Login wilmsenm)
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|January 28 2012, 3:08 PM |
That's a cool sapphire crystal!!! I hope they put that on the composite/ceramic Cali ;-)
|January 28 2012, 3:44 PM |
Great pics as always Martin!
Nice photos ... but I am not diggin the watch :(
|January 28 2012, 6:10 PM |
Your photos are beautiful but >>>
|January 28 2012, 3:04 PM |
it may take me seeing the 424 in person to warm up to it.
Lovely images as usual Martin
|January 28 2012, 3:52 PM |
But still do not like the date....
Back to being a regular punter!
|January 28 2012, 3:59 PM |
Excellent photos of course. But you hit the nail on the head with your description - "quite nice". That's what I call "damned with faint praise".....
If I had never see the 249 (let alone the 448), then maybe I would have liked it (MAYBE... We will never know).
But for me, this is a big NO!! - The logo doesn't work, and I just hate the date... Sorry.
One of two known 'ristis in Vietnam!
Re: *** SIHH 2012 paneristi.com exclusive - Live pictures of the PAM424
|January 28 2012, 4:11 PM |
Love the pics & I love the piece!
Thanks for sharing Martin.
Anders, Stockholm Sweden.
PAM 212 J
Sjöö-Sandström Racing Chronograph
A rare fail
|January 28 2012, 4:36 PM |
Beautiful pictures (as always) from Martin, but it just highlights how inferior this piece is to the tributes to the original.
This is a classic example of how a few minor changes in design can completely alter the aesthetics of an otherwise beautiful piece.
To me, the date, logo, and gold hands each chip away at the gorgeous simplicity of the 249/448's look & feel.
Sorry to be a hater, but the only way I can see this piece being desirable is when Mr. Bonati & Co. decide to discontinue it within only a few years.
Friday afternoon watch........(nt)
|January 28 2012, 4:42 PM |
not very my cup of tea BUT very nice photos Martin (as always)... Thank you nt
|January 28 2012, 4:47 PM |
"Time flies when you are ALIVE"
Greetings from the Land of Smiles...
Great shots Martin....But 249 4 Evah. nt
|January 28 2012, 4:59 PM |
I actually like it...
|January 29 2012, 12:45 AM |
Except for that god AWFUL date. Completely ruins the whole thing for me. But I find the other elements to be quite attractive.
Also, I suspect that the first time the corner/edge of that high sapphire crystal gets mixed up with a door handle in anything but a cursory manner... you're going to have a very expensive disaster.
High Heid Yin
Amazing images as always folder open :--);--) (nt)
|January 29 2012, 2:20 AM |
So much MORE than just a Watch
What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS
A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI
And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP
Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer
I wanna like it....and just when I think I do.....
|January 29 2012, 4:18 AM |
...I realize it's just your photos of the watch.
I totally dig the crystal!!!! WOW! But dang....logo and date on a Cali dial???
That's just weird, IMO.
Thanks for posting Martin!
HAGWE! Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez
"It's all about the patina, Baby!"
P U R A V I D A !
The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more ~ fortune cookie
Logo, date,..kind of cheapen the watch
|January 29 2012, 5:29 AM |
Thanks for the great photos, but
|January 30 2012, 1:43 AM |
I am not a fan of too much Cali options. The date and logo disrupt the dial. I also think the California inscription is contrived, as that is a nickname given to this dial configuration vs. the actual name.