It amazes me how last minute Panerai corporate is in releasing info to their boutiques. It can almost be somewhat embarrassing when a
Paneristi frat boy Panerai enthusiast is telling one of the Panerai boutique employees " Have you seen the new PAM00386?" and the boutique employee looks completely lost and has to google it their and then. Panerai Italy really need to get with the program and get more cohesive with their boutiques in releasing information because it's the boutiques responsibility to educate the enthusiast, collector, consumer on what latest happenings are with the brand. OK, enough of taking the piss, I love Panerai, so we are all good.
The new PAM00386 was leaked yesterday on Paneristi as a 2011 novelty for SIHH. What is the PAM00386? Only the baddest Panerai I have seen to date, it's sick, you know, in a good way! This is the automatic version of the PAM00339, but with automatic 3 day in house movement instead of a manual wind 8 day movement, see through case back instead of solid caseback, 44 mm 1950 case instead of 47 mm Radiomir case, and oh yeah, brown composite case which stays the same. The only problem is this sends collectors on a feeding frenzy for a watch that probably won't be delivered till 2012, especially since we can't even get a realistic time frame of when the F will the highly anticipated PAM00339 be delivered and it's almost 2011. This creates another issue, the PAM00339 is $15,000 retail and the PAM00386 will probably go for right under $10,000 retail. All the collectors love how it says 8 days in Italian because of it's raw history on the PAM00339, but who gives a shiz?, it serves no purpose because it's not a working power reserve. If you ask me the PAM00386 looks way more historic and has a much more useful date function at the 3 o'clock position instead of a useless power reserve indicator that doesn't work and it's incredible 1950 case and is a giant bitch slap to the PAM00339, now if I could just get one for myself?
Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 caliber, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 ¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 rubies, balance Glucydur ®, 28,800 alternations / hour. Anti-shock Incabloc ®. Reserve of three days, two drums. 197 components.
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Diameter of 44 mm, Panerai ® Composite brown, with integrated rim
Smoked transparent sapphire crystal
Device protecting the crown
Protected as a trademark in Panerai ® Composite Brown
Brown with Arabic numerals and luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock
Sapphire, 2.6 mm thick. Coating anti-reflective
30 atm (300 meters)
Panerai personalized leather bracelet brown aged, with a large buckle closure Composite in the same color. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver