Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

196 Panerai Limited Editions Luminor 1950, 3-Days Flyback Chronograph wristwatch in titanium, Reference PAM000526, With Black Regatta Countdown Dial

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 6,760

Lot Description

Model: Luminor 1950
Material: Titanium
Reference N°: PAM000526
Year: 2016
Case N°: 956/1000
Caliber: P.9100/R
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 3483
Bracelet: Rubber strap
Dimensions: 47 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement
Accessories: Box and papers

Orologeria G. Panerai & C. is one of the oldest Italian watchmaking companies based in Florence. Since 1860, the year of its foundation, it has specialized in the production of diving watches harking back to the days it supplied the Royal Italian Navy with its über masculine Radiomir divers watches in 1936. Since 1972 the company name has been Officine Panerai: decision taken by Dino Zei, director of the time. In tall these years Panerai has ventured into creating absolutely valid and interesting watches ranging from time-only to skeletonized to models with complications, always keeping in mind the maritime world. In the list of complicated watches can be inscribed the Luminor 1950 Regatta 3-Days Flyback Chronograph, whose raison d’êtreis is to assist a competitive crew member in his pursuit of regatta glory. The 47 mm wide case, fully realized in titanium with a brushed finish, despite the great dimension is actually very conformable on the wrist and quite light, also thanks to the rubber strap with ribbed profile. The case back with sapphire crystal allow the owner to see the impressive P.9100/R of which is equipped, an evolution of Panerai’s P.9100 automatic calibre and is currently only used in the Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio. The big dimensions of the watch also have an additional advantage: a more spacious dial to add details. Fully black with luminous baton and arabic numerals, the dial presents two overlapping hands. The blue hand is a central chronograph seconds hand, whereas the orange one is a central chronograph minutes and precisely this latter provides a fascinating point of differentiation. Before the start of a regatta the boats have to assemble for the start and a warning, typically five minutes prior to the commencement of a race and is done using flags and an audible signal. The wearer of the Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio (PAM00526) can press the orange push-piece, at 4 o’clock, to advance the orange chronograph minutes hand counter-clockwise into the “start” area, indicated on the dial and flange. The present lot, in almost NOS conditions, is offered with full set and is part of a limited series of 1000 series of which this is the number 956 as engraved on the case.