The PAM190 was made for only 1 single Production Year in 2005 for H Series and produced in only 1000 pieces. The PAM190 is powered by JLC Calibre 877, a manual winding movement with 8-days power reserve. That may not seem significant today since there are sooo many 8-days manual winding power reserve watches in the current (and previous) Panerai catalog but this watch was released well before Panerai had its own manufacture and started manufacturing its 'in-house' aka 'manifattura' 8 days movements.
The PAM190 and its cousins PAM197 in Rose Gold and PAM198 in Platinum are the ONLY Panerai Radiomir watches powered by this JLC movement and were way way ahead of their time! The were each only made for 1 production year and speculation is that Panerai was unable to get their hands on additional movements and therefore had to discontinue production on this and its cousin models. The other very cool detail about this watch is that it features an 8-day power reserve indicator viewable through the sapphire exhibition see-thru caseback, again a feature that would be copied in many of todays current Panerai 8-days models.
This watch is an Absolute Time Capsule Complete Example; 100% complete with everything the most demanding Panerai Collector could ask for including:
This watch is pre-owned, lightly and carefully worn a handful of times (if that) since returning from Panerai Factory Service in 2014. Owned by a Panerai collector with an extensive collection, this watch was carefully worn in a rotation with probably 50 other watches. Our team of professional watchmakers have inspected this watch and confirmed that it is keeping spot-on accurate time, well within manufacturer Specifications. We warranty this watch for 2-years from the date of purchase.
This Watch is in our hands and available for immediate overnight delivery. This is the watch you will receive; We ONLY have 1 and this is it! When its gone, its gone for good!
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We are open to taking trades for this watch; Please contact us and send of us pictures of any watches you might want to trade towards this watch