Saturday, 5 March 2011

Give the People What They Want ;) The PAM 372...

the wonderful Ref 6152/1 from Panerai...
Image used with permission © 2011 M.Wilmsen

panerai had a great showing this year, a strong lineup with several models that have a lot of collectors/enthusiasts interested. of course the thing is they have the info on what are most likely gonna be hot models from the voices in the paneristi community, to the high prices paid for popular special editions and vintage pieces from the past and it was only a question of when will they be releasing these new models to satiate the demand from the fans. well 2011 looks to be that year :)

say hello to the 47mm fiddy base and vintage looking pam 372


i think there are so many people putting their names down for this and its gonna sell like hotcakes. with 3500 in the N series and perhaps more series to come(i havent heard anything official that they will only be doing 2 series of it) panerai will be raking in a fair bit of revenues off this model. priced at around US$10k.

just a great looking watch... i want one :) and maybe with 3500 out there i will be able to get one...
Image used with permission © 2011 M.Wilmsen
so the really giving the people what they want bit is making this a non-special edition so that more people can get that 'grail' panerai that they are setting their sights on. rather than just limiting the number like the fantastic pam 360 to 300 panerisiti folks. so applause for the savvy marketers there who showed a bit of heart with releasing what is essentially a steel time only watch.

limited to 300 pieces and bestowed on 'worthy' paneristi...

Image used with permission © 2011 M.Wilmsen
the pam360 is a to die for pam done for and so many folks weren't able to get their hands on one so its great that the pam 372 will be more accessible to the masses of fans out there... i do apologise that i do not offer new pictures here except the gorgeous ones provided by panerai and martin wilmsen... i would also like to direct you to martin wilmsen's blog for his SIHH post and comparison of fiddy and 372 post here link 1 - SIHH link 2 - Comparo
i hope everyone who wants one manages to get it at list or better :)

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/ hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device.

Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 160 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, polished steel.
Bezel: Polished steel.
Back: See-through sapphire crystal.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a Trademark) Brushed steel.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.
Crystal: Plexiglas®, 3 mm thick.
Water- resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and large-size brushed steel buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.


G said...

hey mate... the ref PAM 00360 is a run of 300 pieces :) Hope you're well in Tokyo

raphael too said...

thanks mate... amended... remembered it wrongly as being more limited. the point stays the same being that demand outstripped supply by a fair bit :)

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