Panerai released lots of new watches at SIHH 2014. I will now cover all of them here.
With an elegant case crafted in polished platinum this is really an eye catcher. It is a limited edition of 50 pieces. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/radiomir-1940/145-collections/special-editions/2014/623-radiomir-1940-chronograph-platino-pam00518. The price for this model is 59,900 Euros or around $82,000.
The second of the three in the Radiomir Collection this watch has, like the other two, a 45mm case. Rather than platinum the case is [polished] red gold. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/radiomir-1940/145-collections/special-editions/2014/625-radiomir-1940-chronograph-oro-rosso-pam00519. There will only be 100 of these watches made and the price is 44,900 Euros or in the neighborhood of $61,000.
The final of the three. The white gold case has an exhibition caseback displaying the Panerai OP XXV movement. The other two also have an exhibition caseback. http://www.panerai
.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/radiomir-1940/145-collections/special-editions/2014/633-pam00520. It will be a limited edition of 100. With only 100 made and white gold the price is 46,900 Euros or approximately $64,000.
Five new versions of the popular Luminor models were launched. They are all base models, that means no chronographs or extra complications.
A 44mm case houses the in-house 8-day Panerai P.5000 movement. The case and bezel are made of polished steel and an exhibition caseback displays the movement. It features the classic Panerai sandwich dial. Sometimes simpler things are the most beautiful. http://www.panera
i.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor/17-collections/historic/luminor/635-luminor-base-8-days-acciaio-pam00560. Price is 6,100 Euros or somewhere near the $8,300 mark.
A white dialed version of the 560. The only change is that this watch has arabic numbers all the way around, rather than at just 3, 6, 9 and 12. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor/17-collections/historic/luminor/637-luminor-base-8-days-acciaio-pam00561. The price for this model is the same as the 560, around $8,300.
Brown dialed version. The watch, once again features the 8-day movement. It is water resistant to 30 BAR (around 300m). http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor/17-collections/historic/luminor/639-luminor-base-8-days-titanio-44mm-pam00562. The price on this one is slightly higher because it is crafted out of titanium. It can be had at 6,500 Euros or about $8,800.
This watch is slightly more complicated because it has a small seconds dial at 9 o'clock, a feature as characteristic to Panerai as the crown guard. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor/17-collections/historic/luminor/631-luminor-marina-8-days-acciaio-pam00563. The amount to take the 563 home is 6,400 Euros or approximately $8,700.
Brown dial, same as the 562 but with a small seconds dial. The every watch uses the same movement, just some display seconds and some don't. This watch is made out of titanium rather than steel. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor/17-collections/historic/luminor/629-luminor-marina-8-days-titanio-44mm-pam00564. This watch is around 6,800 Euros or somewhere near the $9,200 mark.
The Luminor 1950 collection is designed to go back to the time when Panerai was supplying watches for the Italian Navy with lefty watches and vintage-looking beige lume. It has the Panerai P.3000 movement. Rather than the smaller Luminor the Luminor 1950 (the 1950 is the only difference in terms of name) is 47mm in diameter. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor-1950/46-collections/historic/luminor-1950/3-days/620-luminor-1950-left-handed-3-daysacciaio-pam00557. Price is somewhere around the $10K-$11K+ mark.
A lefty chronograph. It has the crown on the left side and a single pusher on the other. The case is brushed titanium It enrolls the help of the P.2004/9 calibre to keep time for 8 days straight. It is a limited edition of 300. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/luminor-1950/145-collections/special-editions/2014/627-luminor-1950-chrono-monopulsante-left-handed-8-days-titanio-47mm-pam00579. I don't even want to guess the price.
A pocket watch with a three day power reserve that looks like it belongs in the Luminor 1950 collection. The polished red gold case is on a matching chain. It uses the P.3001/10 movement to keep time. It is a limited edition of 50 pieces. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/pocket-watches/147-collections/pocket-watch/621-pocket-watch-3-days-oro-rosso-pam00447. I have absolutely no guess on price.
This watch uses the same movement and is also a limited edition of 50 watches. It has a case made out of polished white gold rather than red. The dial is black (the 447 has a brown dial), although the hand and accent color remains the same throughout both watches. http://www.panerai.com/en/nove
lties-sihh-2014-geneva/pocket-watches/147-collections/pocket-watch/641-pocket-watch-3-days-oro-bianco-pam00529. I don't have a clue what the price could be.
That's right, a clock. It is wound with a key and has an 8-day power reserve. It is very elegant and displays the hours and minutes. http://www.panerai.com/en/novelties-sihh-2014-geneva/pendulum-clock/151-collections/pendulum/643-pendulum-clock-pam00500. I want to guess the price is around $10K.
Panerai looks like it is going to have a great year. With designs like the 560 and the 447 they really went with the idea of simplicity. This is really nice to see on a world with complicated dials displaying complications galore. Sometimes it is just time to get back to basics and this is exactly what Panerai did.
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