Panerai Luminor 1950 FIDDY Special Limited Edition 47mm Swiss Pam 127 Pam00127


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Introduced as a limited edition of just 1,950 pieces in 2002, the design of the Fiddy – as it has become affectionately known – was inspired by an original Panerai watch design from yes, you guessed it, 1950.

Despite its relatively simple appearance the Panerai Luminor 1950 “Fiddy” has taken on almost grail status with many Panerai aficionados. This is largely because it is heavily imbued with what I can only describe as the DNA of the brand.

For a start the stainless steel, cushion shaped case measures a healthy 47mm, a character trait the brand would become renowned for. In fact many people credit Panerai with really kicking off the ‘over-sized’ watch trend.

More than that though, it’s the distinct style of the sandwich dial, the exaggerated curve of the sapphire crystal, the ever practical security lever lock on the crown, the Panerai Luminor 1950 “Fiddy” just oozes that classic Italian cool that so many others have tried and failed to replicate.

Turn the watch over however and it’s a different story. Gone is the minimalist style, instead replaced by confronting view of the heavily branded Cal. OP XI, a modified ETA movement that Panerai has stamped its mark all over.

Presented on the original strap it was sold with complete with matching stainless steel buckle, the Panerai Luminor 1950 “Fiddy” is one serious timepiece. Whether you’re a fresh-faced newcomer or seasoned collector, there’s just something about this watch that makes you want to strap it to your wrist. 

Sure it’s big – arguably too big to be even practical for daily use – but it just looks so damn cool that within two minutes of putting it on size ceases to be a concern. Plus why would you want to hide away something this badass?


Simply, this is THE Panerai Grail watch!


BRAND: Panerai

MODEL: Luminor Submersible 1950 “Fiddy”  Limited Edition #873/1950

MOVEMENT: Swiss Manual Wind 

CASE: Stainless Steel

CROWN: Screw Down with guard

SIZE: 47mm

LUGS: 26mm

DIAL: Black Dial with vintage lume

BEZEL: Non-rotating 

CONDITION: Pre owned – Excellent! 

BOXES/PAPERS: Watch with Panerai travel case.


STRAP/BRACELET: – Original Panerai Brown leather strap with correct Panerai Tang buckle.


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