Remember how I mentioned that brands were holding things back at SIHH? So they could possibly release these during/before Baselworld for thunder-stealing? some eagle eyed peeps on the forums discovered this gem!
This is what we all wanted/needed from Panerai! In-house, 8 days, manual wind in a 44mm Luminor case. Looks to me the perfect replacement for the current ETA-powered PAM 111
Rumoured pricing is around 5900 Euro, which, when you think about, isn't actually too bad. Compared to the price of IWC's Portofino 8 day in-house manual wind, it's a bargain! (And have a look at the retail price of the PAM 111 for comparison)
Let's hope this pricing is accurate. Because if it is, start saving now!!!
There is also PAM 511, gold version, and PAM 523 with a white dial.
I'm sure this is just the beginning as Panerai possibly start to phase out all the ETA-based models.
(images from Paneristi France)