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Old 6 September 2021, 02:05 PM   #1
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New model is GMT, case is of sand blasted titanium with carbotech bezel. What do you guys think?
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Old 6 September 2021, 03:40 PM   #2
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Attractive colors and materials. But with just 100 meter WR, it looks to be a snap on case back? Strange choice given the steep price.


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Old 6 September 2021, 08:09 PM   #3
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It should be a screw on case back. I agree the price is steep. Never owned a titanium watch but the color of this sand-blasted Ti PAM looks like a cheap alloy to me.
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Old 6 September 2021, 08:30 PM   #4
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I like the crisp white markers, but I don’t care as much for the titanium material
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Old 6 September 2021, 08:42 PM   #5
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I love it, the sad thing is they release things and can't get the right pictures to go with the watch. The back shows the quick release strap change system. They did the same with the 1662 and end up putting screws. Website still shows quick strap system a year later.
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Old 6 September 2021, 11:22 PM   #6
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Website still shows quick strap system a year later.
Did you email them and let them know so they can correct this? Why would it take a year and still not change a pic on their website, as I'm sure Panerai is not trying to deceive anyone. Right?
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Old 6 September 2021, 11:42 PM   #7
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Well if its the 3D printed Titanium and Carbon it will be expensive and I doubt will be a snap caseback on these materials.

I think it looks amazing leaving aside financial aspect.
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Old 6 September 2021, 11:50 PM   #8
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Well if its the 3D printed Titanium and Carbon it will be expensive and I doubt will be a snap caseback on these materials.

I think it looks amazing leaving aside financial aspect.

It's Ti with a special "sandblasted" finishing. I think that's different from 3D printing, no?

As for the case back, generally speaking, the Luminors with 100 WR are snap on, not screwed. I don't know for sure which the 1279 has.

As for price, it doesn't surprise me (for a recent Panerai) due to the GMT function + Carbotech insert.
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Old 7 September 2021, 12:09 AM   #9
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It's Ti with a special "sandblasted" finishing. I think that's different from 3D printing, no?

As for the case back, generally speaking, the Luminors with 100 WR are snap on, not screwed. I don't know for sure which the 1279 has.

As for price, it doesn't surprise me (for a recent Panerai) due to the GMT function + Carbotech insert.
Agreed if its normal casted Titanium it shouldn't be priced north , maybe the Bezel made of carbon is to justify the price.
Anyways a fun fact my Submersible Pam 684 is screwed caseback with sapphire crystal and its just 100m! Wasn't a deal breaker as I don't even swim with it!
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Old 7 September 2021, 12:54 AM   #10
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Ok the Panerai website is a mess! They have listed the movement as 9010 for this GMT function! I think there is no coordination between IT marketing and H.O

They probably share a common Richemont IT department.
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Old 7 September 2021, 12:57 AM   #11
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Screenshot of the misinformation.... At this point I won't be surprised at any details given , even the price probably is a typo!Screenshot_2021-09-06-18-55-54-49.jpg

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Old 7 September 2021, 01:15 AM   #12
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Screenshot of the misinformation.... At this point I won't be surprised at any details given , even the price probably is a typo!Attachment 1242769

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LOL… Panerai can’t seem to decide if it’s a 42 mm or 44 mm!

I sense some day this will be the subject of an internet exposé…sorry, too soon?
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Old 7 September 2021, 01:16 AM   #13
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Agreed if its normal casted Titanium it shouldn't be priced north , maybe the Bezel made of carbon is to justify the price.
Anyways a fun fact my Submersible Pam 684 is screwed caseback with sapphire crystal and its just 100m! Wasn't a deal breaker as I don't even swim with it!

684 is at any depth! Great watch.
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Old 7 September 2021, 01:16 AM   #14
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It's Ti with a special "sandblasted" finishing. I think that's different from 3D printing, no?

As for the case back, generally speaking, the Luminors with 100 WR are snap on, not screwed. I don't know for sure which the 1279 has.

As for price, it doesn't surprise me (for a recent Panerai) due to the GMT function + Carbotech insert.
official spec said the caseback is screwed.
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Old 7 September 2021, 01:17 AM   #15
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official spec said the caseback is screwed.
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Old 7 September 2021, 06:05 AM   #16
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Saw this one at a boutique two weeks ago. It’s a little stunner.



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Old 7 September 2021, 09:18 AM   #17
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Movement is probably the 9011. Wish it had a display back with power reserve display like the PAM01033.
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Old 7 September 2021, 09:56 AM   #18
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Was this 44 or 42 mm? Crazy that the 1662 is 15400 and this is a gmt and it's cheaper
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Was this 44 or 42 mm? Crazy that the 1662 is 15400 and this is a gmt and it's cheaper

Pretty certain it’s 44.


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Old 7 September 2021, 10:31 AM   #20
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Pretty certain it’s 44.


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Just dumb founded that the 1662 retails so much more then this beauty and to top it off the 1662 has a less complicated movement.
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Old 7 September 2021, 10:37 AM   #21
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Just dumb founded that the 1662 retails so much more then this beauty and to top it off the 1662 has a less complicated movement.

The 1662 is a DMLS Ti case and, AFAIK, the 1279 is regular, machined Ti.


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Old 7 September 2021, 10:52 AM   #22
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O, Ok. The case looks identical.
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Old 24 November 2021, 12:04 PM   #23
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Taking to Toronto boutique. Pam 1279 is limited to 500 and uses a DMLS titanium also. It is a 42 mm.


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Old 24 November 2021, 12:41 PM   #24
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Am i missing something but is that a GMT without an AM/PM indicator?
Seems kinda pointless
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Old 25 November 2021, 12:33 AM   #25
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Am i missing something but is that a GMT without an AM/PM indicator?
Seems kinda pointless

Yes. It has been a topic discussed before. The new Panerai GMT are more like a “dual time” rather than a true GMT.


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