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News Release: Panerai PAM751 and PAM752 Cortina Edition

Panerai celebrates Cortina as a valued partner with two limited editions of PAM00751 and PAM00752
by Dan-Andrei Kluska on November 2, 2017

Officine Panerai has a busy autumn this year. It started with the green dial Panerai Boutique edition PAM735, PAM736 and the chronograph PAM737, presented here. Following last year’s “Dive Into Time” event, Panerai released this year four new timepieces in the Due Collection: PAM728 in titanium, PAM741 in red gold, the 3Days PAM729 in titanium and PAM739 in steel. For the 45th anniversary of their valued partner, Cortina Watch, Panerai honours Cortina with two special limited editions, PAM751 and PAM752, celebrating a long and powerful collaboration.

 

Panerai Cortina PAM751

Panerai keeps the design of this beautiful Luminor 3 Days faithful to 1950’s edition. The case’s lines are beautifully embellished by the thinner redesign. Even the crown protection, otherwise generous in size, has in the new sizes an increased appeal.

 

Four decades of timeless moments

45 years ago, Mr Anthony Lim opens, at Colombo Court Shopping Centre, Singapore, the first Cortina Watch Boutique. Soon, Cortina Watch establishes itself as a serious retail partner for high-quality timepieces growing and expanding to 30 boutiques across Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. Despite the issues created by the quartz crisis, several waves of misfortunes caused by world crisis, the retailer manages to keep afloat.

 

Panerai Cortina PAM752

The gold PAM752 Panerai Cortina is destined to perfection: classical lines, a warm contrast between case, dial and hands – a modern interpretation of an iconic piece.

 

Cortina Watch is proud to celebrate their anniversary with an exclusive and unique partnership with Panerai. The Florentine maison designed, for the first time, two magnificent pieces as a unique collaboration with the Singapore originated retailer: PAM751 in steel, 45 pieces limited edition and PAM752 in red gold, 10 pieces limited edition. The watches are available in the Cortina Watch Boutiques.

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Officine Panerai Cortina Watch Edition

The Luminor Due collection, first presented last year, has taken inspiration from the 1905’s Luminor. The timepieces remained faithful to the iconic design, but with an alluring, versatile and thinner reiteration.

The 45mm case of the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic is an absolute stunner. Thanks to the reduced thickness, the relative big case has a nice wrist presence even for smaller wrists. The polished surfaces fit nicely the watch’s overall appearance.

 

Panerai Cortina PAM751 front and back

Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Cortina Edition PAM751 is powered by the charming P.4000/10. The star of the skeletonised movement is the decentralised micro-rotor in 22-carat gold decorated with Clous de Paris.

 

The Panerai Cortina edition comes with an exquisite anthracite dial. The sandwich layer dial is decorated with a sun-ray brushed finish. Both versions, PAM751 in steel and PAM 752 have Panerai’s specific baton hands.  The classical combination of the Roman numerals and indexes are doubled by an appropriate colour schemed luminous material. Self-understood is the traditional 9 o’clock small second.

 

Panerai Cortina PAM752 front and back

Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Cortina Edition PAM752’s case wears an engraving dedicated to Cortina Watch 45th anniversary.

 

Turning the case, we can see the special customised for the Cortina Watch anniversary engraved inscription. The see-through case-back reveals the marvellous P.4000/10 movement, the skeletonized version of the P.4000. The movement of 13¾ lignes diameter and 3.95 mm thickness, is the reason behind the case’s slimline. The movement is nicely decorated with brushing and polished bevelling, perlage and gilded engraving. The gold micro-rotor is bi-directional having as decoration Clous de Paris, Officine Panerai’s logo and name. The P.4000/10 calibre has 207 components, of which 31 are jewels. The 72 hours of power reserve is possible due to the double barrel design.

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Panerai Cortina PAM752 and P4000/10 movement

Calibre P.4000/10 is the skeletonized version of the P.4000, the first automatic movement produced in-house by Panerai with off-centre micro-rotor. The movement is excellently decorated with haute horlogerie finishes superbly executed

 

Panerai PAM00751 is limited to 45 pieces and is available in the Cortina Watch Boutiques for a price of SGD21,800. Panerai PAM00752 has a 10 pieces limited edition series and a price tag of SGD38,800.

For more information please visit the Panerai Website and Cortina Watch Website.

 

Panerai PAM751 and PAM752 Cortina Specification

 

Movement

Calibre: Panerai P.4000/10

Type: Self-winding movement in-house calibre

Jewels: 31

Power reserve: 72 hours

Frequency: 4Hz / 28’800 vph

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Case

Material: Stainless steel / Red gold

Dimensions of the case: Ø 45 mm

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal

Crown: in case material with crown protection

Caseback: Specially engraved case-back for Cortina with see-through sapphire crystal

Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 metres).

 

Strap

Material: leather

Buckle: pin buckle in case material

 

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  • November 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Hmmm, another Panerai limited edition. Due goes against all the core principals at Panerai bc it’s thin and not water resistant. Panerai desperately needs to try something beyond the two cases they have used for years. Tradition has become stale and wrote.

  • Ivan
    November 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    It is all good until you check the WR. And no, I do not even plan to jump in the pool with my Panerai, but for a brand that dwells in the past so heavily, Panerai Due is a travesty. It is not only that it messes up with the ethos, for lack of a better word, of the company. It is not only that it annoys sad bastards like myself. It is also that smacks of contempt for their customers, with a crown protecting mechanism that is technically worthless, and shows a strange dichotomy between a brand which in recent years has tried to establish itself as a manufacture, but cannot beat the WR of a 1980’s Swatch without compromising on the height of the case.

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