Sunday, May 30, 2010

PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm

The PAM319 is a special edition watch from 2009. Only 300 pieces are made. The 47mm case is solid 18ct brushed pink gold, making it one of the heaviest watches I've ever tried on my wrist. I didn't weigh it, but my guess is that the watch weighs as much as two PAM243's.

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm

The sandwich dial is brown which works extremely well in combination with the pink gold case. The 319 has a hand wound mechanical movement - the Panerai P.2006/3 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. This is the only Panerai 47mm watch with a horizontal (linear) power reserve indicator on the dial. It's also the only 47mm pink gold watch that Panerai has produced to date.

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
The 319 has a brown sandwich dial

The (roughly) 31mm movement can be admired through the crystal case back (photo below). The P.2006/3 calibre uses 3 spring barrels for its 8 day power reserve. The power reserve can be read from the - unique to Panerai - linear indicator on the dial above the six.

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
The movement can be seen through the crystal case back

The PAM319 has a split seconds chronograph (Rattrapante). The left side of the case has two push buttons that allow you to operate the chronograph function. The basic chronograph allows the measurement of a single event. A split seconds chronograph makes it possible to time two simultaneous events beginning at the same time. This obviously requires two chronograph hands of which one can be stopped while the other hand keeps moving.

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
The chronograph buttons are on the left side of the case

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
The case as seen from the left side with its two chrono pushers

The watch comes with a beautiful dark brown crocodile strap and solid 18ct gold deployant which on its own is probably as expensive as a number of low end brand wrist watches together.

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
Crocodile strap and solid 18ct gold deployant

Being a Luminor Panerai watch, the PAM319 of course has Panerai's unique crown guard protector with REG. T.M. engraved (registered trademark).

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
Solid gold crown guard and lever

More pictures can be found on paneristipix: Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm.

Panerai PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm
PAM319 Luminor 1950 8 Days Rattrapante 47mm


All photos © 2010 M.Wilmsen - do not use these photos without permission.

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1 comment:

  1. The most beautiful of all Panerai watches!

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