Sunday, July 31, 2011

A rare Panerai - the PAM 103

A hard to find limited edition Panerai, the rose gold Radiomir PAM103 is today’s rare beast. Made in a limited edition of 500 in 2002 (D and E series), this is an unusual Panerai for several reasons.

First of all, its size. At 40mm and 11mm thick, it’s significantly smaller than the current 45mm and 47mm Radiomirs.

Secondly, the PAM103 has appeal to even non-Panerai fans who make comments about the movements inside many of the brand’s watches. Inside the PAM103 is a Zenith movement - the automatic Calibre OP VII, base Zenith Elite 680. This is not the only Panerai with a Zenith movement however, the Zenith El Primero was used in various models such as the PAM52, PAM60 and PAM108.


Movement: Panerai OP VII calibre, base Zenith Elite 680, 11 ½ lignes, 26 jewels. Glucydur balance, 28,800vph. Incabloc anti-shock device.

Power reserve: 55 hours

Dial: Luminous Arabic numerals and applied pink gold indices. Luminous pink gold baton hands.

Case and bezel: 40 mm, pink gold with removable wire loop strap attachments.

Caseback: Transparent sapphire crystal. Pink gold rotor with special Officine Panerai decoration

Water-resistance: 100 meters.

Strap: Alligator with a “PANERAI” signature buckle.



Head Tart said...

It may be rare but it doesn't press my buttons ....

Anonymous said...

it's rare and every now and again it appears online for sale but then disappears again. the dial is what makes it special imho. classic but timeless.

Sonny Hamdani said...

Never kow that this is so rare. I have one myself. Changed the straps though.