Exclusive Timepieces
7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 199

199

Panerai Limited Editions Luminor 1950, Yachts Challenge Flyback Chronograph wristwatch in Steel, Reference PAM00653, Black Dial with tachymetric Scale

Estimate € 4,000 – 10,000

Sold € 6,500

Model: Luminor 1950
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: PAM00653
Year: 2019
Case N°: 58/500
Caliber: P.9100
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement
Accessories: Box and papers

Mr. Giovanni Panerai established its business in 1860, one year earlier the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, in the city of Florence. After some years of settling, at the beginning of the ’900 thanks to the entry of Giovanni’s nephew, Guido Panerai, the company reached the peak of notoriety, so much to become supplier for the Regia Marina – the Royal Italian Navy. In over 100 years of history many models have been produced by the Italian firm and some of theme are considered really iconic nowadays, such as the Radiomir and the Luminor. Of both of them have been released many updated version and among them is listed the Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC PAM00653, introduced in 2017 as an ode to the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The lot offered here is a specimen of this fascinating model, preserved in almost NOS conditions: it features a stainless steel case of 44mm and a black dial, featuring a tachymeter calibrated for nautical miles. The case back is engraved with the PCYC emblem. The movement equipped on it is the calibre P.9100, the first automatic movement with chronograph functions developed by Officine Panerai. It is entirely produced in the Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel, using only materials and standards of workmanship at the peak of the sector in terms of technology, quality and reliability. With this caliber the chronograph minutes are displayed by a central hand which jumps forward once every 60 seconds and with the flyback function, activated by the pusher at 8 o’clock, the hands which are already running can be returned instantaneously to zero and restarted without first having to stop them. The black dial is untouched and presents the classic military design of Panerai with big luminous arabic numerals and hands, the outer tachymeter scale, the two subsidiary dials for 12 hours registration and constant seconds. To further make this wristwatch really appreciable, it is offered with the original box warranty and booklet.