PAM 360, 10 yrs edition

A very basic PANERAI with a touch of vintage look due to the use of the beige coloured indexes and hands, limited to 300pc worldwide, simple, clean and priceless :)

pictures courtesy of Martin Wilmsen, have a look at his wonderfull blog


The Nautilus on deck

I think I have this Patek Nautilus now for a good half year, sometimes I wear it for weeks and then my mind wants to get it of to jump on bigger sized pieces, mostly Panerais. Here are some pics I took when I was on my boat.


It was with mixed feelings that I turned the P.Com page in my heart, but honnestly the place lost completely my interest. The constant bashing and childness of some people on the site made it that I decided this way, the every day preaching for one or other sick or deceased person, the debacle on the 360 which turned into a sort of holy shrine for a so called community ... come on ... it's a watch in first instance not a sort of holy cross you have to wear to pretend you are part of ... of what in fact ??? a community ? probably 90% doesn't even greet their neighbours LOL !!!

Oh well... enough said , I'm sad that I had to take the plug out of posting , I will continue reading the forum now and then and will have contact with the friends I made overthere but for the moment that's about it I guess, I just hope one day the forum will be cleaned of all the nitwits that have made it to what it is but my hope is little I must say ...


Just like that


In most cases I prepare my acquisitions, but sometime I do these impulsive buyings and this 24 C from yr. 2000 is one of them. Iwas at a dealers home when he showed me some watches he had for sale and I got this nice Submersible in my hand, it's not the first time I own one, but I always had a week spot for diving watches with a bezel, the nice patina from the dots, and the all shiny bezel and case convinced me immediately to take it home with me .....




One day a week ago I got a call from a watchfriend ... "Are you interested in Patek Nautilus Chrono ??  " he asked. To be honnest I'm not a Patek addict, I like a few models of them, but the ones I like are mostly out of my budget and to small for my taste, that said I know they are the Rolls Royce in watchland, finishing and quality are at a top level there isn't the slightest doubt about that. So, yes I was a 'bit' interested but not like I was all over it :)), I did some homework on the ref. 5980, and discovered it's a much wanted piece, more in the beginning when it came out in 2006 than now, but still it has much interest. Considering the hefty price of 30K €, for a steel watch, I was a bit doubting on what to do. Having bad experiences in the past with sizes smaller than 40mm, this move could cost me a bit money if I would regret it in a few weeks .... but when trying it on at the AD I had to admit it's a beauty in a style of his own, you recognize immediately the Gerald Genta design of the AP ROO in it, a real 70'ies icon !! The dial has a nice dark grey blue tone and ... and yes I liked it. Quiet different from all the bigger Panerais, JLC's, ROO's that I have. To resume like Kristian Haagen said to me .... it's Paaaaateeeeeek my friend :):) ... let's hope he's right.


here's the press release from the 2006 new Nautilus series :
Movement Caliber CH 28-520 CSelf-winding mechanical movement, column wheel-chronograph,sweep seconds (chronograph hand)Diameter: 30 mmHeight: 6.63 mmNumber of parts: 327Number of jewels: 35Power reserve: Max. 55 hoursWinding rotor: Central rotor in 21K gold, unidirectional winding; oil-free ball bearing with zirconium ballsBalance: Four-arm Gyromax with four inertia blocksFrequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)Balance spring: BreguetFunctions: Two-position crown:– Pulled out: Setting the time– Pushed in: WindingDisplays: Center hour and minute handsSweep chrono/seconds handDual subsidiary counter dial at 6 o'clock with– 60-minute counter (counts elapsed minutes on two concentric scales from 0 to 30 and 30 to 60, respectively)– 12-hour counterDisplay apertures:Quick-action date at 3 o'clock according to a 1991 Patek Philippe patent (date change in less than one-tenth of a second)Function buttons:– Chronograph start and stop at 2 o’clock– Chronograph hand reset and flyback at 4 o’clockCorrector push pieces: Rapid date correction at 8 o'clock (setting stylus in ebony and white gold)FeaturesCase: Three-part case (back, caseband, bezel)Stainless steel, sapphire-crystal caseback, water-resistant screwdown crownBezel with vertical satin finish Water-resistant to 120 metersCase dimensions: 3 to 9 o’clock: 44 mm (including hinges)3 to 9 o’clock including crown: 45.60 mm6 to 12 o’clock: 38.50 mm (bezel); 45.52 mm (including lug links)2 to 8 o’clock: 40.50 mmHeight: 12.16 mmDial: Gradation from dark blue in the middle to black at the periphery,horizontal embossed pattern9 applied baton hour markers in 18K white gold with luminous coatingBaton-style hour and minute hands in 18K white gold with luminous coatingSteel seconds/chronograph hand, sandblasted and rhodiumedMonocounter in rhodiumed subsidiary dialBaton-style hour-counter hand with counterweight, sandblasted and rhodiumed brassArrow-shaped minute-counter hand with counterweight, sandblasted and rhodiumed brass with red lacquered tipBracelet: Stainless steel, middle links polished, outer links satin-finished, stainless steel fold-over


Panerai 339 Marina Militare Radiomir Composite

To say the least, the newest SIHH 2010 edition brought some nice new pieces from Panerai, the 339 Radiomir Composite is probably one of the eyecatchers, limited to 1000 pc, these will never see a window case I'm sure ;)

so needless to say it's on my list also, let's hope I find an AD who can deliver one ....

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2002/7 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 ¾ lignes, 6.6 mm, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/ hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8days, three barrels. 191 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, brown Panerai composite material, with removable wire loop strap attachments (patented). Winding crown personalized Panerai.
Bezel: Panerai composite material. Back: Panerai composite material. Dial: Brown with luminous Arabic and Roman numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and large size brown Panerai composite material.
Reference: PAM00339