Huge Panerai Auction at Antiquorum
Usually when talking about sell-offs, it is about some very uncommon Patek Philippe watch or a watch that was once possessed by a renowned individual, similar to the bartering of Steve McQueen’s Heuer Monaco or Alain Delon’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak .
Tomorrow Antiquorum will sell 28 Panerai watches, practically all Special Editions and Limited Editions, making this a rather rare freedom to locate the most looked for after Panerai watches on the planet. Let’s investigate a portion of the pieces that Antiquorum in New York calls the ‘property of an American collector’.
Lot number 29 is an extremely uncommon Panerai Mare Nostrum, ref. 5218-301, from 1994. This is one of the pursued supposed ‘Pre-Vendôme’ watches from Panerai, which means it was made by Panerai before the company was purchased by the Vendôme Group, which later became Richemont.
The watch up for sale is one of the 492 models that Panerai made somewhere in the range of 1993 and 1996. It masures 42 mm in distance across and 12 mm in tallness, making it a truly wearable watch, not at all like its old fashioned archetype and the later re-issue PAM00300 that both measure 52 mm in diameter.
In this article ( click here ) you can peruse more about the historical backdrop of the Mare Nostrum models and a comparative model with a whte dial, that was sold by Christies for $ 13,750 in June 2011. In another article ( click here ), we covered substantially more about the Mare Nostrum re-issue PAM00300, its beautiful development and more about the first Mare Nostrum’s history.
The etsimate for part 29 is between $ 15,000 and $ 25,000 USD (€ 12k – 20k Euro), which is very sensible for an immaculate rendition of a particularly pursued model, particularly in light of the fact that it is one of only 492 pieces and has the pursued dark dial.
Lot number 12 (presented above) is straightaway and is one of my undisputed top choices: the Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8-Days GMT Ceramica PAM00317. It comes in the tough 44mm huge ceramic Luminor 1950 case and highlights the in-house type P.2004 and is part of the Specialties Collection.
The development is noticeable through the sapphire gem for the situation back and has been dark covered, to coordinate the dark artistic case and dark covered titanium case back. The physically wound development has 8 days of force hold and highlights direct force save pointer, a second time region with day/night marker and a solitary catch chronograph. I surmise a solitary catch chronograph, or mono-poussoir, is the thing that one could call an individual obsession. Anyway I likewise like the 44mm earthenware Luminor 1950 case a great deal, since it has a masculine size without looking an excessive amount of larger than usual on my wrist and it has the famous Panerai looks.
The gauge for parcel number 12 is between $ 8,000 and $ 12,000 USD ( € 6k – 9k Euro).
Last yet not least, estimating a powerful 60 mm in diameter and 20mm in tallness, is part number 30: the Panerai Special Edition 2009 Radiomir Egiziano PAM00341. Let’s be straightforward, the components of this watch are totally unsuitable for any wrist and I presently can’t seem to come across a wrist shot with this specific sewer vent size wrist watch that doesn’t look ridiculous.
However… among Paneristi (Panerai devotees) the ‘Big E’, ‘Big Egiziano’ or ‘Big Egyptian’, as the Radiomir Egiziano is called, is very popular.
The unique Egiziano was delivered only for the Egyptian naval force in the 1950’s. Thus the names ‘Big Egiziano’ or ‘Big Egyptian’, as Egiziano is Italian for Egyptian. The first model was reference GPF 2/56 and its size and thickness are a sensible outcome of the prerequisites set by the Egyptian naval force: they needed a major and indestructible diving watch that could take some genuine discipline during every day use. The first watch was furnished with an Angelus type 240 development with 8 days of force hold. The dial had the ‘8 giorni brevettato’ logo (8 days patented) and this logo can likewise be found on this extraordinary version PAM00341 (and furthermore on the PAM00203). Specialists say that Panerai fabricated distinctly around 50 units of the Big Egyptian, making the watch exceptionally uncommon and profoundly collectible.
This Special Edition PAM00341 highlights the hand wound Panerai type P.2002/7, with three barrels and a 8-day power-hold. This Radiomir Egiziano is restricted to 500 pieces altogether and they are sold out. Appraisals are among $ 15,000 and $ 25,000 USD (€ 12k and € 20k Euro).
On the Antiquorum site you can see the list with all watches of the Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces that will be closeout on December 13 in New York .
This article is composed by Frank Geelen, leader manager for Monochrome Watches .