On and off, for over a year now, I've been trying to find information about the special 209 model that I have. Here is a picture
The model 209 was made in a run of 300 pieces. Most of these have a generic Panerai dial, but a few were made with this more detailed dial with faceted steel hour markers instead of lume paint, and minute markers where the regular dial has none.
I'd like to find out more about this special dial run within the limited 209 run. I'd like to know how many of these fancy dials they made in the 209 run. I was not even aware that there were two different dials in the 209 run until the dealer I was buying it from found out during the sales transaction and raised the price on me just before I paid (Element in Time NYC - I will always be pissed off at them for that). I still got an OK price though.