Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum

Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum (https://www.rolexforums.com/index.php)
-   Panerai Discussion Forum (https://www.rolexforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25)
-   -   PAM721 Officially Announced (https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=572935)

Stack 1 December 2017 02:45 PM

PAM721 Officially Announced
 
I know there has been speculations about this piece but it was finally announced today that it will be released Dec. 6th for Design Miami. What do you guys think of this piece which is a homage to the 3646 Type D with "anonymous" dial?

http://www.paneraicentral.com/wp-con...mi-Release.png

More Info - http://www.paneraicentral.com/panera...-design-miami/

Some back history on this piece from a historical point. Some say that Panerai shouldn't have released this model given that it was a piece that was made for Nazi divers.

https://perezcope.com/2017/01/23/sho...a-nazi-homage/

fullcourt 1 December 2017 03:26 PM

can’t wait....hoping to own one, regardless of the ‘history’

Cru Jones 1 December 2017 04:16 PM

Almost a year after the first pictures, it's finally "official". :chuckle:

As for the "history", so much of Panerai's early history is conjecture, I find it hard to draw a line at a particular watch. Anyway, the quality of the design transcends history, in a way.

Stack 1 December 2017 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cru Jones (Post 8078707)
Almost a year after the first pictures, it's finally "official". :chuckle:

As for the "history", so much of Panerai's early history is conjecture, I find it hard to draw a line at a particular watch. Anyway, the quality of the design transcends history, in a way.

yeah exactly (Hence why I put officially in the title lol)....got to see it live at SIHH and of course they didn't let me post any pictures etc etc...I don't understand why they bring pieces if they don't want it out there.

I guess there they can possibly show it to potential clients and have some sales lined up.

oldsalt 1 December 2017 08:52 PM

I want one......:thumbsup:

nick c 1 December 2017 10:27 PM

Itís a cool looking piece, I like it thanks for sharing :cheers:

The OG Beef 2 December 2017 01:54 AM

I...am...in. Been waiting since the beginning for this one.

RGP 2 December 2017 08:14 AM

Very nice. May need to add this one for sure.

JorgeCCW 2 December 2017 10:20 AM

Love it , something I have learned on Panerai the simpler the dial the better they look ; after all they are supposed to be tool watches.
Winding the big crown of a Radiomir is quite special, I just discovered that with my 424.
I was so caught up with the crown guard of the Luminor but have to admit is way more fun to wind the Radiomir crown. Love to set time only , no seconds or date , a bonding feeling must admit

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

oldsalt 2 December 2017 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JorgeCCW (Post 8080425)
Love it , something I have learned on Panerai the simpler the dial the better they look ; after all they are supposed to be tool watches.
Winding the big crown of a Radiomir is quite special, I just discovered that with my 424.
I was so caught up with the crown guard of the Luminor but have to admit is way more fun to wind the Radiomir crown. Love to set time only , no seconds or date , a bonding feeling must admit

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Well said...I couldn't agree more, there is a very satisfying feeling when I wind my 643... hard to describe really...but I like it.

cheers

fullcourt 3 December 2017 10:31 AM

saw it today....wow

rolexjim 3 December 2017 01:03 PM

Very nice. I love the simplicity, just not sure about the blue hands.....

brandrea 3 December 2017 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JorgeCCW (Post 8080425)
Love it , something I have learned on Panerai the simpler the dial the better they look ; after all they are supposed to be tool watches.
Winding the big crown of a Radiomir is quite special, I just discovered that with my 424.
I was so caught up with the crown guard of the Luminor but have to admit is way more fun to wind the Radiomir crown. Love to set time only , no seconds or date , a bonding feeling must admit

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I'm with you Jorge:cheers: I had reservations about buying a manual wind Panerai. Now I can't wait for it to run low to wind it:chuckle:

polaris72 3 December 2017 04:50 PM

Very nice, what size is it?

Ruud Van Driver 3 December 2017 04:53 PM

I'm not a fan of Rads but I could go for this one, no problem at all. Thanks for sharing :cheers:

Trog 4 December 2017 01:23 AM

Hallelujah......been patiently waiting for this watch for about a year now. Was just about ready to get my deposit back.

The OG Beef 4 December 2017 06:37 AM

A few of us were lucky enough to see the piece yesterday.

http://i.imgur.com/ArJyLj5l.jpg

Ghost1665 4 December 2017 06:45 AM

Love this design. Minimalist Panerai’s have always been some of the most beautiful pieces imho. There’s something about the juxtaposition of a large case and simple design that I find interesting.

fullcourt 5 December 2017 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The OG Beef (Post 8084612)
A few of us were lucky enough to see the piece yesterday.

http://i.imgur.com/ArJyLj5l.jpg

yes we were....:cheers:

itsjknight 5 December 2017 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JorgeCCW (Post 8080425)
Love it , something I have learned on Panerai the simpler the dial the better they look ; after all they are supposed to be tool watches.
Winding the big crown of a Radiomir is quite special, I just discovered that with my 424.
I was so caught up with the crown guard of the Luminor but have to admit is way more fun to wind the Radiomir crown. Love to set time only , no seconds or date , a bonding feeling must admit

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Totally agree. I have the 424 as well and love winding it. Itís also the most accurate watch I own.

carlhaluss 7 December 2017 02:12 PM

Wow! I find this really very exciting. So far, I have not owned a Panerai, and was planning on looking seriously at getting one in the next year. I really prefer the minimalist styling as well, and was considering a California 3 days Acciaio.

I am particularly passionate about watches that have a movement that specifically fits the case size. And also manually wound. I found this in a gold Patek Philippe Gondolo which I will soon be getting. If I can get my hands on this Panerai it will be an amazing compliment to the Patek Philippe, in that sense.

Also, I learned today something else about the P.3000 movement. It allows the hour hand to be adjusted in one hour increments without interfering with the minute hand or the movement. In addition to the 72 hour power reserve, this is great.

Normally, I like smaller size watches. In this case, however, I am more than willing to make an exception, being that the movement is such a large size.

Cheers,
Carl

carlhaluss 7 December 2017 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The OG Beef (Post 8084612)
A few of us were lucky enough to see the piece yesterday.

http://i.imgur.com/ArJyLj5l.jpg

Thanks for posting this great wrist shot! Yes, it is big, but it looks amazing. That domed crystal really gives a sincerely vintage look. I assume the one in your photo is the sapphire crystal? I was very pleased to learn that the watch also comes with a plexiglass crystal!

Truly a unique and wonderful piece. There are very few watches lately that have really impressed me so much.

Cheers,
Carl

carlhaluss 7 December 2017 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JorgeCCW (Post 8080425)
Love it , something I have learned on Panerai the simpler the dial the better they look ; after all they are supposed to be tool watches.
Winding the big crown of a Radiomir is quite special, I just discovered that with my 424.
I was so caught up with the crown guard of the Luminor but have to admit is way more fun to wind the Radiomir crown. Love to set time only , no seconds or date , a bonding feeling must admit

Cheers


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I love the look of the minimalist pieces as well. And I agree that the manual winding of a watch gives a special feeling to the watch. Also, I am new to Panerai, and am very interested to learn that the P.3000 movement has an hour hand that can be moved independently of the minute hand without interfering with the movement.

Cheers,
Carl

Pam673 7 December 2017 06:26 PM

There was some controversy in another forum that Panerai shouldn't release a watch that was used by Nazi soldiers over 70 years ago during WW2 and the reissue of it upset some people.

I am glad that it finally surface because I just love the anonymous dial with blue hands

1William 7 December 2017 10:17 PM

I like it. Don't know if it will bump out several other Panerai's that I am considering but look forward to seeing the 721 in person.

Sublovin 8 December 2017 02:07 AM

Very nice. Looking forward to seeing pictures as people pick them up

JorgeCCW 8 December 2017 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldsalt (Post 8080449)
Well said...I couldn't agree more, there is a very satisfying feeling when I wind my 643... hard to describe really...but I like it.

cheers

:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by brandrea (Post 8083141)
I'm with you Jorge:cheers: I had reservations about buying a manual wind Panerai. Now I can't wait for it to run low to wind it:chuckle:

so true

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsjknight (Post 8087126)
Totally agree. I have the 424 as well and love winding it. Itís also the most accurate watch I own.

Absolutely, Also the Radiomir line has the bigger crown that makes it such a pleasure to wind ( Roadiomir 1940 line has the smaller crown )

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlhaluss (Post 8092369)
I love the look of the minimalist pieces as well. And I agree that the manual winding of a watch gives a special feeling to the watch. Also, I am new to Panerai, and am very interested to learn that the P.3000 movement has an hour hand that can be moved independently of the minute hand without interfering with the movement.

Cheers,
Carl

Yes, that can be helpful when setting time so just don't have to go in circles with the minute hand. :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1William (Post 8092846)
I like it. Don't know if it will bump out several other Panerai's that I am considering but look forward to seeing the 721 in person.

721 looks awesome. I enjoy the sapphire crystal of the 424 and the rail minutes indicators on the dial though. Both awesome just preference

JorgeCCW 8 December 2017 02:15 AM

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dfc479fca8.jpg

Just order an aged strap for my 424, so looking forward for it


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

brandrea 8 December 2017 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JorgeCCW (Post 8093330)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dfc479fca8.jpg

Just order an aged strap for my 424, so looking forward for it


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Bravo :cheers:

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk

Rolexavidfan 8 December 2017 07:23 PM

Lovely minimalist design watch! This is in my bucket list.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:31 PM.