Panerai PAM 127 is my grail watch. I have it for a while but I'm too busy to take photos and write a long review. This post is just to show some photos of the PAM 127. Click on the photo for bigger image.
Kevin strap makes it more attractive.
Hand driven movement : Panerai OP XI (a modified UNITAS 6497)
PAM 127 On strapworks
Wristshot: 47mm PANERAI is just great on my 7.5 in. wrist.
Nightshot. The Superluminova is glowing in the dark.
The specification of this 'fiddy' is as the following:
Unique edition of 1950 units
Movement: hand-wound mechanical, Panerai OP XI calibre with swan's neck regulator, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, PANERAI bridges. Glucydur® balance with Nivarox® I, spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device.
Power reserve 56 hours. Chronometer Certificate (C.O.S.C.).
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds.
Case: diameter 47 mm, AISI 316L brushed steel.
Bezel: polished steel.
Back: see-through sapphire crystal.
Crown guard: (registered Trade Mark) in brushed steel.
Dial: black with luminous markers and Arabic numerals at the quarters. Small seconds dial at 9 o'clock. Marking 1950 at 6 o'clock.
Crystal: sapphire, made from corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water resistance: 100 metres.
Strap: hand-sewn leather with steel buckle personalised PANERAI.
PAM 127 has 26mm lug width. So, it needs 26mm panerai strap.
Why PAM 127 is so popular among paneristi? I think it's because PAM 127 is the most resemble to the 6152/1, the vintage Panerai. The 6152/1 is very difficult to find and its price is at the top of Everest. So, PAM 127 is an affordable version of 6152/1. Anyway, at the time that I'm writing this article, I see PAM 127 is pricing around USD 20,000 - 22,500 depending on its conditions.