Panerai Luminor “Paneristi” Collector Edition in PVD Steel
Reference – PAM 195
|SecondTime Price||$ 9,900.00|
|eBay Pricing||$ 13,750.00|
|Chrono 24 Pricing||$ 12,500.00|
|Above figures represent best effort research at time of listing from US sellers offering the same watch in similar condition and with similar contents.|
The Story Behind This Watch
This is a daily worn and much loved example of a Panerai “Paneristi” Collector Edition. It feature the iconic 44mm Luminor case, with a black PVD finish. Over time, just like this example, the PVD will uniquely wear for each owner leading to each watch looking very different (depending on how much wear the piece has seen). The collector who had this piece obviously loved it and the PVD has worn into a distressed look (not unlike the patina so many new watches try to create). It is (Time CAPSULE) Complete, and Panerai did not disappoint in the packaging department. This watch comes with its original oversized presentation box set, special edition parchment, booklets, warranty card and the owner’s name is printed on the outer box label and the parchment!
Paneristi is the name of the dedicated Panerai forum online, and was one of the first online communities to be noticed by the brand they so admired. Obtaining a PAM 195 was no easy feat, as it involved applying for the piece and being selected by the moderators of the forum AND the brand itself! Each one of the 200 lucky collector would then be presented with a personalized PAM 195, with their name engraved on the case back and becoming part of the provenance of the watch itself. Due to their creation specifically for, and ownership by, some of the most dedicated Panerai collectors in the world, PAM 195 pieces rarely come up for sale.