2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
Ref: PAM00214

2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214
Regular price
£5,750.00
Sale price
£5,750.00
Unit price
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Specification

Reference : PAM00214
Movement : Automatic Panerai Cal. OPXVIII
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : December 2006
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 16.5mm
Lug to Lug : 50mm
Lugs : 
27mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Panerai box, travel case, paperwork and Panerai 2024 Service paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Panerai-signed leather strap with an unsigned buckle. The watch is from December 2006 and is sold in great condition after receiving a polish with Panerai. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 2006 Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante 45mm PAM00214, the characteristic high polished 45mm 316L stainless steel cushion case has wire lugs that are removable using a Patent pending design, screwed into the case, and a lug-to-lug length of 50mm and a case thickness of 16.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence.  Down the right side, are the Chronograph pushers and an onion crown with deep knurling to help the grip in the centre, on the left side at 8 o’clock, a pusher to stop the Rattrapante or split-seconds hand. The polished smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above a black dial. An outer Tachymeter scale chapter ring surrounds large Arabic numerals at 12, and 6 with batons in between made of Radiomir luminance. At 3 o’clock a 30-minute register and at 9 o’clock we have the small seconds. Long sword hands are coated in Radiomir luminance complemented by a Rattrapante, split seconds and Chronograph hands, the split seconds are useful when timing multiple intervals that start at the same time but end at different times such as laps in a race. Text is precisely applied with “Radiomir Rattrapante” and “Panerai”. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition sapphire case back with deep engraving around its edge, inside an automatic Panerai Cal. OPXVIII, 31 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, this movement is based on the ETA/Valjoux 7753/7750. The watch comes fitted on its 26mm calf leather strap, and the watch comes with its Panerai presentation box, travel case, paperwork and Panerai 2024 Service paperwork.


Personal Note

This Panerai Radiomir Rattrapante PAM00214 in 45mm is a fantastic option for someone looking to add a Panerai to their collection but wants one with an impressive twist, this Rattrapante, or split-seconds chronograph, offers exactly that! As always, I would highly recommend booking an appointment to see this one in the metal and on the wrist for yourself, people often assume that this 45mm model would be too large on the wrist, but it wears incredibly well thanks to the super short lug-to-lug length!


The Brand

In 1860 Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker's shop in Florence, it wasn't only a shop and workshop but also served as the city's first watchmaking school, Officine Panerai's was born. The shop later moved to its current location in the Palazzo Arcivescovile in Piazza San Giovanni, Italy, changing its name to "Orologeria Svizzera" at the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1916 Stemming from Marie and Pierre Curie’s 1898 discovery, to meet the military needs of the Royal Italian Navy, Officine Panerai created Radiomir, a radium-based powder that gives luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments. Reference to the name "Radiomir" is documented in the patent filed in France on 23 March 1916. The substance's properties are perfect for military applications with high visibility and the paint's excellent underwater adhesive qualities. In 1936 Panerai created the first prototypes of the model now known as "Radiomir" for the frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command of the Royal Italian Navy. The Navy's historical archives record that just ten prototypes were produced in 1936. It was during this time that a very unusual relationship between Rolex and Panerai was forged with the production of the Ref: 2533. The design comes from a 47mm Rolex Oyster pocket watch. That was turned on its side so that the crown would be now located at 3 o’clock. In 1949 Panerai introduced a new luminescence substance called Luminor that was not only safer than radium-based Radiomir but also much more luminous. In 1955 Panerai launched the Luminor, a watch created for the Royal Italian Navy with its characteristic crown guard designed in the 1950s, invented by brother and sister Giuseppe and Maria Giuseppe Panerai. It wasn’t until 1993 that Panerai finally released the Luminor and Luminor Marina to the public. Today Officine Panerai is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Richemont S.A Group that includes Cartier, IWC, Montblanc and Vacheron Constantin.