In the early 1900s, Panerai used to be a producer of technical equipment such as compasses, depth gauges, and was the Italian Navy’s long term supplier for various nautical, signal, and measurement instruments. it was not until 1935 that Panerai landed a contract with the Italian navy to develop professional diving watches. Without any prior experience in making professional dive watches, Panerai turned to the guys who were at the forefront of the industry – Rolex.
By 1938, Officine Panerai produced diving watches for the Italian Navy known as “Radiomir” with movements, cases, and crowns all made by Rolex. Fast forward to 1993, and the Officine Panerai brand was resurrected when American actor Sylvester Stallone bought a number of Panerai's from a boutique in Florence and wore them in his latest movie, ""Daylight"". Almost overnight, Panerai took off and has been extremely successful ever since. One of the first models which drew its roots from the vintage Panerai 6152/1 Luminor watch was the PAM127 aka Fiddy. Since then, quite a few models were introduced with this case, among those the 212, 213, 210, 233, 270, 311, 317, 275 and the submersibles PAM243 and the new titanium submersible PAM305. Other new Manifattura watches that were introduced in 2009, have a 1950’s style case too (312, 320, 321, 328 and 329).
The PAM00361 boasts a 1950s style case and chronograph functionality. This particular piece is in good condition. Enquire for more information.
Model Number: PAM00361
Condition: (2) Excellent
Condition Detail: Some scuffs to the bezel as shown in photos. Enquire for more details.
Case Width: 43x43mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Type: Normal
Lug Width: 24mm
Strap Length: N/A
Strap Material: Leather
Complications: Hours; Minutes; Small seconds; Chronograph