PAM355 Panerai Radiomir GMT Alarm 42mm
The PAM355 has a hand-wound mechanical (huh, hang on...) OP XXIV movement that offers a lot of functions; hours, minutes, seconds, date, a second time zone and an alarm. Not bad to have all of that in a 42mm case. It is actually a new version of the PAM98 which dates back to 2001. That watch had an automatic Girard-Perregaux caliber. The PAM355 however has Panerai's OPXXIV movement.
The picture I took of the caseback puzzled me when I realized that Panerai lists the 355 as a watch with a hand wound mechanical movement, but the watch seems to have a rotor... (see below photo). So clearly it's an automatic movement. I have tried to find out more about this particular movement but there's not much information to be found. Interesting...
Caseback showing what appears to be a rotor?
The PAM355 comes with a brown alligator strap with white stitches. It's a very nice dress watch.
PAM355 - click photos for a larger version
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Pictures taken at 2010 SIHH in Geneva