Panerai: SIHH 2016 Novelties
Welcome to Panerai's SIHH 2016 novelties. Some cool stuff from them this year, yet the watches still retain the DNA that made them popular in the first place. Panerai focuses on a collection to revamp each year and this year they decided to go with the Radiomir. All pictures are from this page.
Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (PAM00655)
A plain, simple watch that is going to wear big on the wrist despite it's 42mm case diameter, the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (quite a mouthful). The P.4000 movement is visible through the sapphire case back. More info here.
Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio
Two versions, the PAM00627 (black dial and black strap) and the PAM00657 (black dial and tan strap) were released both with 45mm cases. I'm pretty sure, besides the strap color, that the only other difference is the dial texture (which differs slightly between the two -- pictures below). Each feature the P.4001 movement also visible through the sapphire case back. Both pictures are much larger and you can open them in a new tab if you wish to view them closer up. Or, you can go straight to the source and view the PAM00627 here and the PAM00657 here.
Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio
Basically the same watch as the one directly above it, these 45mm watches are exactly the same in every way with the exception of the movement and power reserve indicator on the dial. I guess you can also argue that the black central GMT hand is also a rather large change, but the watch as a whole still functions the same. The dial textures also remain the same. PAM00628 and PAM00658.
Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio
As I get further along in this post, the watches become wider. These two both have 47mm cases, with basically the only change in their simple designs being the widely-recognized crown mark on the PAM00663 (and I guess, the "LUMINOR" text on the dial). Both watches feature the hand-wound P.3000 movement. For more info you can go here: PAM00662 or PAM00663.
Luminor 8 Days Set (PAM00786)
Well, unlike the watches I have written about above, these actually come in a set. While it's not two for the price of one, both watches both look quite good. Perfect for the rich business executive who needs a watch for both wrists in order to keep track of different time zones. If a GMT watch isn't flashy, this is the product for you (all of that is satirical, of course). A limited edition of 500 sets, the watches are, according to Panerai:
two watches inspired by models created in the pre-Vendôme era, that is, that stage in the history of the brand running from 1993, the year of the first collection made for the public, and 1997, the year in which Panerai was acquired by Vendôme, part of the Richemont Group. In those years, a very small number of watch was produced and they quickly became highly sought after in the collector’s market.
Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio
What kind of post would this be if I didn't save the best for last? The Lo Scienziato – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio is part of the series dedicated to Galileo and is limited to just 150 pieces. I wouldn't be able to do the watch and it's features justice by writing about them here (and I've also got a lot of homework from school to do) so you can find everything you could possibly want to know about the watch here.
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