Thursday, February 4, 2010

The new Panerai PAM29

Panerai has released two re-editions of existing Vendome watches in the last two years. 2008 brought us the PVD destro PAM26 and in 2009 there was the PAM28. Panerai are continuing this new tradition by introducing a re-edition of the PAM29 at this year's SIHH in Geneva.

Panerai Special Edition 2010 PAM29
Panerai special edition 2010 PAM29

All three aforementioned watches are Special Edition watches, which means that Panerai will produce a limited number of watches in the year of release only. The PAM26 and PAM28 were both limited to 1,000 pieces - there will be only 500 pieces of the new PAM29.

Panerai Special Edition 2010 PAM29
Dial detail

The original 29 was produced in 1998 (A) and 1999 (B) only. There were 1,500 pieces in both years. The new PAM29 had small seconds markers on the dial, which has been omitted on the 2010 version. Furthermore the new 29 has Luminova indices and numbers as opposed to the original version for which tritium was used. The dial is a so-called Tuxedo dial with vertical stripes. This is one of few Panerai watches with a central seconds hand. Most Panerai watches have a small sub seconds dial at the 9 o'clock position. The watch also has a 24 hour GMT function and a date function with a magnification lens (aka cyclops) at the 3 o'clock position.

Panerai Special Edition 2010 PAM29
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You can see photos of the original version of this watch in the reference section on paneristi.com.

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All photos © 2010 M.Wilmsen - taken at the 2010 SIHH in Geneva
Do not copy without permission

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics matey... I'm actually having a hard time figuring out if I like this one over the older series (ok, if the older one is with T dial, I have no doubts)...

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  2. Thanks. The A-series 29 has a t-dial. Check this link http://www.paneristi.com/reference/vendome/images/pam_021_040/pam_29_images.html

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  3. The back of my 029M actually says 1,000 were made...

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  4. Yup, initial production was supposed to be 500 pieces but 1,000 were made when it was clear how many requests there were. There are even two versions of the catalog. The first was printed for the 2010 SIHH and shows 500 for the 29, the second catalog lists 1,000 units.

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  5. The best PAM ever

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  6. Just taken delivery of an 029 B it's absolutely stunning. £4,500 and I see this as a good investment due to the limited edition nature.

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