Panerai 424 ''California''
REF: 424, Panerai Limited Edition 1500
Movement: automatic, P.3000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 160 components.
Case: 47 mm, chocolate dial, sapphire glass, hours, minutes, luminiscent hands and indexes
Bracelet: brown leather, matt and antiqued
Condition: mint full set
Overview: The OFFICINE PANERAI watches are a natural blend of Italian design, Swiss technology and passion for the sea. This model of the collection pays homage to the Panerei 1936 (PAM 249).The California dial, which mixes both Roman and Arabic numbers, would be to Panerai exactly what the Cyclops lens would be to Rolex watches, namely a distinguishing, otherwise unique, feature that is immediately identifiable among 1000's...However, while you will find hundreds of countless Rolex Cyclops contacts in circulation on the planet, there have been so far only 1,936 modern Panerai watches outfitted having a California dial.Indeed this watch resumes using not just its famous dial - the Panerai brand title doesn't show up on it - inside a 47mm-diameter case, but in addition has got the luxury of not a limited series...It uses the guidelines from the vintage watches to be able to better divert them, also it resolutely sees itself like a contemporary watch. The truth that it's a date display is an ideal illustration of that concept. You have the entire anachronism which consists in decorating the dial using the OP logo design which made an appearance almost half a century later.Same factor for that glass that is no more made from plexiglas, but has become made from sapphire. This alternative produced by Panerai uses the scratch-proof sapphire. Meanwhile, its elaborate shape is nevertheless an indication of this period.Panerai now clothes the PAM 424 having a factory-made movement: the P.3000. This movement, that also drives the PAM 372, supplies a generous 72-hour power reserve because of its twin barrels.Furthermore, the P.3000 movement benefits of a GMT adjustment mechanism: it's thus easy to forward the hours hand one-hour batches without altering the minutes - a helpful detail to rapidly alter the time.Around the wrist, the Panerai California PAM 424 is easy to wear inspite of its 47mm diameter. Its cushion-formed casing, minimizes the feeling of volume. This beautiful model is a Panerai Limited Edition 1500.