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*** SIHH 2012 paneristi.com exclusive - Live pictures of the PAM399 / PAM398

February 2 2012 at 6:16 PM

  (Select Login wilmsenm)
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RADIOMIR 1940 - 47 MM

OP official statement in the SIHH release documentation:

A new chapter in the history of the most famous watch designed for underwater military operations
lives again in the new Radiomir 1940, two new Special Edition watches which are presented for
the first time in a special Panerai case of vintage inspiration.
Unlike the prototype and the examples which went into production at the end of the 1930s,
some historic Radiomirs made in the 1940s had a distinctive case in which the strap attachments were
not made of steel wires welded to the case but were formed out of the same block of steel as
the case itself, thus resulting in stronger, more solid lugs. The new Radiomir 1940 watches are
offered in this special case in the classic size of 47mm in diameter, and they incorporate other
elements inspired by the historic examples: the Plexiglas® crystal protecting the dial, the round,
cambered bezel, the cylindrical crown and the screw back.


I have actually posted several times that it would be a dream come true if Officine Panerai would produce this watch (PAM399).
And they did. Although in my dreams it didn't have the small seconds on the dial...
That's Paneristi for you though, always something to whine about... happy.gif hehe
Seriously though, for me this is the absolute star of the show. With or without sub seconds, with or without a Minerva based movement and with either a solid or a crystal caseback.
I do have to add that, considering that there are only 50 pieces available (the other 50 will come as a set together with the red gold 398) and considering its price (roughly 20K Euro), it will remain a dream...
But then again, who knows what SIHH 2013 will bring wink.gif Anyway, I know I'm not much of a writer, so on to the pictures...

I can literally stare at this first picture. I mean, look at that case in combination with that crown... sigh... so nice happy.gif

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Sigh... wink.gif

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The Minerva 16-17 based OP XXVII calibre...

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The model number is engraved between the lugs at the 12 o'clock position

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Don't ask me why but apparently I only took pictures of the caseback of the red gold PAM398.
I was probably too impressed with the 399, and I have to admit that I'm not (yet) much of a fan of gold watches.

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And finally a shot of the 399 and 398 (on the right) together...

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I think OP did an excellent job on this one. It also makes sense to put a Minerva based movement in a piece this special.
But I do hope that there will be a base version with eg a P.3000 movement some day. There always has to something to wish for - and there always is wink.gif

This is my last SIHH 2012 post.
On behalf of the entire paneristi.com SIHH team, thanks for reading and commenting - it's been appreciated!

Don't forget to check out Asi's observations re these two pieces on the Paneristi Officine forum:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/638808/message/1327150374/Observations+on+the+new+PAM+399+%28and+398%29+-+SIHH+2012

You can find the SIHH specifications here:
3http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326702495/***+SIHH+2012+%26gt%3B+RADIOMIR+1940+-+47+MM+%28steel%29+SPECIAL+EDITION+***
3http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326702588/***+SIHH+2012+%26gt%3B+RADIOMIR+1940+ORO+ROSSO+-+47+MM+%28gold%29+SPECIAL+EDITION+***

The first official OP photos of the watches from the SIHH press kit can be found here:
3http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326712090/***+SIHH+2012+photos+of+the+PAM399+Radiomir+1940+-+47mm
3http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/thread/1326712987/***+SIHH+2012+photos+of+the+PAM398+Radiomir+1940+Oro+Rosso


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This message has been edited by wilmsenm from IP address 217.149.135.209 on Mar 12, 2012 4:40 PM
This message has been edited by wilmsenm from IP address 77.166.210.187 on Feb 2, 2012 6:48 PM


 
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(Login mike2zero)
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simply amazing Martin!!!

February 2 2012, 6:17 PM 



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(Login panerai4life)
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Best of the Best for 2012 IMHO, STUNNING as always Martin, Thank You nt

February 2 2012, 6:18 PM 



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

 
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David
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Amazing pics

February 2 2012, 6:23 PM 

Speechless....

 
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(Login PANALEE)
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great photography Martin,

February 2 2012, 6:30 PM 




and thank you for all the work. Are these Minerva movements new old stock?

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
77.166.210.187

No...

February 2 2012, 7:17 PM 

It's a new movement but based on an older Minerva movement.
Check out this post on the OP forum:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/638808/message/1326818702/Reposted+from+the+Public+forum+-+Furthering+the+discussion+on+the+399+Minerva+movement

Cheers,
Martin


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(Login PANALEE)
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Thank you Martin....nt

February 2 2012, 7:30 PM 


 
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(Login NachoM)
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Fan-tas-tic! Want one of these! what a great set of pics Martin

February 2 2012, 6:31 PM 

Hopefully some day they will release a SS version with a 3day movement to order one!

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Nacho Martinez
Spain

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
217.149.135.209

That...

February 3 2012, 10:14 AM 

makes two of us Nacho wink.gif
Cheers,
Martin


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(Login fran91)
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Great Pictures Man!

February 2 2012, 6:35 PM 

i would say..."bank account fatalities" pics.
awesome Job Martin.

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(Login pp5120)
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THANK YOU to the SIHH team!

February 2 2012, 6:47 PM 

great work guys...

and a dream piece indeed...

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(Login Chase265)
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so sexy

February 2 2012, 6:54 PM 


 
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(Login tomele)
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Simply amazing ! Thanks for all that work, Martin.

February 2 2012, 7:47 PM 

cheers

tomi

 
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(Login tfas)
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whoop

February 2 2012, 7:47 PM 

Normally i don't like sandwich but this one Martin happy.gif Wow thanks again...


Reneo - NL

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
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Yes you do...

February 2 2012, 7:51 PM 

It just takes you a little longer to admit it... wink.gif
Hehe happy.gif
Groet,
Martin


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(Login tfas)
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time will tell :) (NT)

February 2 2012, 9:19 PM 



Reneo - NL

 
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Tim
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Very nice

February 2 2012, 8:09 PM 

I'd wear it if you made me.
Tim

 
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(Login fullcourt1)
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amazing

February 2 2012, 8:20 PM 



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(Login justhideandwatch)
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Wow...I like this one so much it hurts!

February 2 2012, 8:24 PM 

Amazing pics Martin. What a watch.

-Taylor



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(Login JohnDoe77)
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Wow!!! Pro?

February 2 2012, 10:48 PM 

These pics are out of this world!

JD

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
High Heid Yin
217.149.135.209

No - just spending too much on a hobby

February 3 2012, 10:13 AM 

Seems to be a pattern... I could probably buy the 399 from the money I've spent on this photo hobby over the years... oh well wink.gif
Thanks, I appreciate it.
Martin


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(Login niellaccio)
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399 simply stunning !!!

February 2 2012, 10:59 PM 



cheers
niellaccio
daniele from italy

Niellaccio: Sounds good!!
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Frederick Lim Cung Wei
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Top photos!

February 3 2012, 12:22 AM 

Great watch and photos.
Thanks for sharing.

 
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shafikzaman
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Sandwich - Floating?

February 3 2012, 1:36 AM 

Congratulations on another set of outstanding photos Martin!
By the way, couldn't help noticing (in tenth photo down) the shadow formed by the 2 in the 12 looks as though the top layer of the sandwich dial is floating.
Is it my eyes playing tricks on me? Do you think this is an intentional detail introduced by Panerai?
Or do you think it's a manufacturing glitch on the prototype? (Maybe I'm just ignorant and all sandwich dials are like this?).
Well - it's testimony to your photography skills that such details are even picked up.
Just wondering. In any case, the 399 is a true grail.
Here's hoping a base ss version with in-house movement will be available for us all soon!

 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Interesting detail...

February 3 2012, 10:08 AM 

I see what you mean, it looks like there's a minimal amount of space between the disc and the Luminova.

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I'm not sure if this is actually true or not, but have a close look at this pic of the 127... it shows the same thing...

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and even in this pic of the 372 it's almost as if there's a bit of light under the 2 of the 12...

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and in this one...

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Might be an optical illusion, might be that there actually is a tiny bit of space there. Hmm. Interesting.

Cheers,
Martin


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(Login A.Che)
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Too...lovely pieces !!

February 3 2012, 1:59 AM 

Lovely pictures as always !!

 
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(Login evertech)
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Ouch! my! my! this is going to be a new grail for many.

February 3 2012, 2:05 AM 

how fortunate the 100 to be offered or purchase this 399

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(Login YetiBiker)
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Good God William! Your photos are a work of art!

February 3 2012, 2:30 AM 


 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Who's William? ;)

February 3 2012, 10:09 AM 

but thanks anyway happy.gif
Cheers,
Martin


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(Login ERSanchez)
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Those are amazing pics Martin!

February 3 2012, 3:39 AM 

I really dig the 399....and I didn't' see that coming. Must be the case without the crown guard? But I just find it breathtaking!!

Thanks for posting Martin!


Cheers!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

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

P U R A V I D A !
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Thanks Eddie...

February 3 2012, 10:09 AM 

I told you man... star of the show happy.gif


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(Login scuderia-f1)
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Thanks for sharing Martin!

February 3 2012, 4:56 AM 

Wonderful pics of these awesome pieces!

Cheers & HAGWE!

Anders, Stockholm Sweden.
PAM 212 J
Sjöö-Sandström Racing Chronograph

 
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(Login Asimut)
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Amazing and better than real life! Trust me, I've see them ;-).

February 3 2012, 5:21 AM 

I think and hope its not the last we see of this case,,,,,, happy.gif

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Hope you're right Asi...

February 3 2012, 10:11 AM 

brownish base dial in that case and a p.3000 movement, LE of 1940 pieces... would make a killer watch!



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(Login zameenzahari)
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Stellar pix and report as usual Martin! Thanks for the effort-much appreciated!<nt>

February 3 2012, 6:31 AM 


 
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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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:) (nt)

February 3 2012, 10:11 AM 




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Paninari
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Fantastic

February 3 2012, 11:56 AM 

as every single one of your pix.
I like the crown.

Saluti
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Sean
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SEAN LIKES THIS.

February 3 2012, 1:48 PM 

Double tapping the Like Button.

Great snaps and Thanks!

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Simply sublime!!! Thanks, Martin! (nt)

February 3 2012, 2:11 PM 



-luke

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Stunning pics. As usual. ;-) (nt)

February 3 2012, 4:32 PM 

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(Select Login wilmsenm)
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Nice to see you post Philip! (nt)

February 3 2012, 5:35 PM 




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