Panerai at the 2011 SIHH in Geneva (click photos for a larger version)
The watch that impressed me the most is the new bronze PAM382. I didn't expect this watch to be so nice in person. Bronze is a material that is not often used in watch making. Each watch will develop a unique patina and this is probably one of the few watches in which you will enjoy getting a few scratches. The weight of the 47mm is substantial which is great imo. The PAM382 has Panerai's in house P.9000 calibre. The case back is made of titanium so that the bronze material doesn't touch the skin.
PAM382 Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo 47mm
If there's one watch that Paneristi have been asking for it must be the PAM372. This 47mm base is inspired on the vintage Panerai watches. The watch has a plexi as opposed to a sapphire crystal and its dial is brown. The 372 is a regular production watch of which Panerai will produce 3,000 units in 2011.
PAM372 Luminor 1950 47mm
The PAM371 is a special edition 47mm watch. The case is titanium and it has a very nice blue dial. The use of Panerai's P.9001 calibre makes it possible to have a date and a GMT function on this automatic watch.
PAM371 Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT 47mm
The PAM373 Radiomir 3 Days Platino is a 47mm watch with a platinum case as its name suggests. It's one of the 2011 special editions. The P.3000 calibre offers a power reserve of 3 days after a full wind.
PAM373 Radiomir 3 Days Platino 47mm
The PAM376 Radiomir 3 Days Oro Bianco 47mm is another special edition. Its case is white gold. In my opinion this is the most beautiful watch that Panerai are making this year. The combination of the brown California dial, the beige luminova and the gold pencil hands is just stunning. Sadly, the use of white gold makes this a very expensive watch.
PAM376 Radiomir 3 Days Oro Bianco 47mm
As expected Panerai introduced two new watches with composite cases this year, of which the PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950 3 Days is one. This is another special edition watch, only available in 2011. The 375 is akin to the Fiddy (PAM127) in terms of design.
PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950 3 Days 47mm
A new 42mm watch was also added to the regular production line up. The pink gold PAM378 is a very stylish dress watch. Its dial is black. The 378 has the P.999 in house movement. Panerai have named this watch "Radiomir Oro Rosa".
PAM378 Radiomir Oro Rosa 42mm
The stainless steel PAM268 is discontinued starting this year. The new ceramic PAM384 has the same design as the 268 but it does not have a cyclops over the date. Panerai has clearly not abandoned the use of the horizontal power reserve indicator (aka Fang) on the dial. The horizontal indicator is a complication that is unique to Panerai.
PAM384 Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica 45mm
Another 2011 special edition is the 47mm pink gold Radiomir Oro Rosa (PAM379). The watch has a large brown sandwich dial. One could call this a gold version of the Panerai PAM232, but there are quite a few differences. It uses the hand-wound mechanical (in house) P.3000 movement and offers a power reserve of 3 days. The movement also has a quick set function which allows you to change the hour hand only by pulling out the crown to the first position. The inscription/text on the dial is done using the same style as that of the new PAM372.
PAM379 Radiomir 3 Days Oro Rosa 47mm
The PAM369 is a 42mm Radiomir Chronograph which uses the Panerai OP XXIII calibre. It's a very nice looking sports watch.
PAM369 Radiomir Chronograph 42mm
The special edition line up for 2011 also offers a 47mm destro, the PAM368 Luminor 1950 8 Days Titanio. As its name suggests, this watch has a brushed titanium case. The sub seconds dial is positioned on the right side at the three o'clock position. It has a large sandwich dial. This watch is similar to the PAM217 but it doesn't have Marina Militare on its brown dial.
PAM368 Luminor 1950 left-handed 8 Days Titanio 47mm
Besides the 42mm Chrono, Panerai also introduced a 44mm Luminor Chronograph - the PAM356. The dial has beige colored luminova as opposed to the green luminova used on most earlier Panerai watches. The watch has Panerai's OP XXII calibre.
PAM368 Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm
The last watch in this post is another special edition watch, the PAM345 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante Destro Titanio. A chronograph for left handed people in a 44mm 1950's style titanium case.
PAM345 Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante Destro Titanio 44mm
Sadly two new pieces are missing in the pictures. I forgot to ask for the the PAM380 Black Seal Logo (Radiomir 45mm) and the PAM386 Luminor Composite Marina 1950 - which really is a shame because these are two interesting watches too. Perhaps there will be a photo opportunity some other time.
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