Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days 47mm Pam 663 Tobacco Brown Special Edition Pam00663
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Panerai doesn’t leave me indifferent. But I feel different about Panerai every time I have one on. One moment I get why the Paneristi are so devoted to the brand and why the subtle differences between each model make them so exciting. The next I wonder if the manufacture isn’t running out of ideas. But the new PAM 662 and PAM 663 clearly show they haven’t.
To their dismay, the Florentine house would soon find out their patented radium-based powder (Radiomir), which so successfully lumed the hands and indexes of their diving instruments, would later turn them brown.
That’s exactly what happened to one of its most famous watches, reference 6154. Nicknamed the “Egiziano Piccolo,” it was commissioned by the Egyptian Navy in 1954, specifically because they required the properties of Radiomir for underwater use.
Four years later Panerai has decided to bring back the historical reference by producing two limited editions with brown dials. On the surface, Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM 662 and Luminor 1950 PAM 663 seem heavily inspired by reference 6154. But all traces of Rolex’s involvement in the original piece have been erased, making way for the Panerai era.
Presented in a stainless-steel case measuring 47 mm, the watches both feature luminous hour markers and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, with gold hour and minute hands, and the words Radiomir Panerai placed at the 12 o’clock position.
Times have of course changed for Panerai, which manufactures its components in-house in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, since 2002, and the crown and movement signed by Rolex have been duly ditched.
To power both the PAM 662 and PAM 663, Panerai have instead turned to their workhorse, the robust caliber P.3000, a manually wound movement with two barrels providing three days of power reserve. And this time, the movement can be admired through a sapphire case back showing off the large balance wheel that is so characteristic of the P.3000.
The success of Panerai’s early models has been their Catch-22. While they simply can’t rely on their past to provide a well of ideas for future collections, they face unjustified criticism for forgetting their roots when they introduce a novel design.
But Panerai got it just right with the PAM 662 and the PAM 663. The watches highlight one of the brand’s most historically important watches and make light of one of the unintended consequences of using Radiomir – a rare “mistake,” and an even rarer admission of one.
Pre-Owned in As-New condition Panerai Luminor 1950 47mm 3-Days Special Edition Pam 663! This is a Complete Triple Box Special Edition Set. All boxes, papers, additional crystal, all stickers (including case back sticker), Manuals, scrolls, etc! Only 1000 Pieces ever made and this is perfect for that Special Panerai Collector!
MODEL: Luminor 1950 3 Days Special Edition
MOVEMENT: Swiss Manual Wind – Caliber P3000
CASE: Stainless Steel
CROWN: Screw Down Crown
DIAL: Tobacco Brown Dial
BEZEL: Non rotating
CONDITION: Pre owned – Collector Worthy!
BOXES/PAPERS: Complete Special Edition Triple Box Set!
WATER RESISTANCE: – 100m
STRAP/BRACELET: – Virtually Unworn Original Panerai Brown leather strap and Stainless Steel buckle!
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