What Makes This original PAM 382 Bronzo aka Bronzo OG so rare and collectible:
Produced in only 1000 pieces for N series, this was the first commercially released watch by any watch brand with a bronze case and it rocked the watch world.
The bronze case is not treated with any type of coating. This means it takes on a unique patina depending on the climate you live in and the environment it is exposed to, i.e. salt water, pool, shower, sweat, etc. A number of manufacturers have released bronze watches only to have the case coated with a clear coating that prevents the case from taking on a distinct patina. Each of the Panerai Bronzo watches wears and oxidizes differently, the end result being what i call a 'Statue of Liberty Patina' with flecks of green in the nooks and crannies of the watch, bezel and caseback. And best of all, its like a living and breathing thing; you can rub ketchup or lemon juice on the case and watch it change colors while your sitting at dinner. Its like wearing a magic trick on your wrist!
To date there have been 4 Bronzo models produced by Panerai; This PAM 382 was the first and will always be known as the Original or the 'OG Bronzo.' Next came PAM 507 which is similar to PAM 382 in that it also has a green dial but its most significant feature is the 72 hour power reserve indicator on the dial. (Love it or hate it, some have suggested a PR indicator on a Submersible is entirely inappropriate for a Submersible!) Next came the PAM 671 with its Smurfy blue dial.
It is important to note that all 3 of these Bronzo's were released as Special Edition watches (massive special edition boxsets/special edition certificates). As 'Special Edition' watches from Panerai, this guarantees these PAM reference numbers never to be produced again. Think of special edition as 'retiring of the Jersey' but instead of a jersey its a PAM reference number.
The 4th bronzo released by Panerai is the PAM 968 with brown dial and ceramic bezel insert. Interestingly and for unknown reasons, this Bronzo was released as a regular edition watch which means nothing prevents Panerai from producing the APM 968 Bronzo indefinitely and in unlimited numbers for the rest of time if they wanted to. All of this translates into the first 3 Bronzo's being the most collectible and rare--but for the die hard Panerai collector, there is only 1 Bronzo and its the OG PAM382 Bronzo! Now available with no delays and no excuses!
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