Monday, September 13, 2010

PAM176 G Luminor Base Titanium

The Panerai PAM176 is a base titanium Luminor with a 44mm case. Panerai started production of this model in 2004. There are 400 units in the 2004 G series, 800 for H, 800 for I, 700 for J and another 800 in the K series (2008). And the watch is currently still in production but I don't know the numbers that were produced in 2009 and 2010.

Panerai PAM176 Luminor Base Titanium
Panerai PAM176 G Luminor Base titanium 44mm

What makes the G model unique is that after G, the PAM176 was fitted with a sandwich Luminova dial. As you can see in the photos, this watch has a painted dial. Furthermore, the G version of the PAM176 still has the Panerai engraved bridges that you can see through the crystal case back of the watch. 2004 was also the year when Panerai started to use the slightly larger crown guard on the Luminor models. Even though there are well over 3,000 PAM176 watches in total, there are only 400 units of this special G model.

Panerai PAM176 Luminor Base Titanium
The PAM176 G has a painted Luminova dial

The PAM176 has the hand wound mechanical Panerai OP X calibre with swan's neck regulator for precise adjustments. The power reserve is 56 hours. The 44mm case and the bezel are brushed titanium. The watch has a 3.5mm thick sapphire crystal and it has a depth rating of 30 bar (300 metres). The photo below shows the see-through case back and the Panerai engraved bridges.

Panerai PAM176 Luminor Base Titanium
The watch has a crystal case back and the Panerai engraved bridges

The strap that is showing in these photos is not the original OEM strap that comes with the watch. It's a French military strap by David Lane Design. You can find more information about this particular strap here.

Panerai PAM176 Luminor Base Titanium
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All photos © 2010 M.Wilmsen - do not use without permission

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