In order to commemorate the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the renowned Italian watchmaker created an exclusive limited edition of Panerai Luminor Sealand Dragon (PAM 840) watches. Only 50 pieces of this extraordinary model, characteristic by a rare “hunter” style case and an artistic hand-made engraving, are made especially for the Chinese market.
With the PAM840, Panerai has expanded its highly exclusive Sealand line, created for the first time in 2002, for the gun builders, James Purdey & Sons. Each Sealand watch was created to be a true masterpiece, more than any other brand’s model, which is very appreciated by collectors, especially those who like unconventional ways of displaying time. Thus, there is no doubt that the new Dragon watch is going to be a highly sought after model, specially when we consider the ultra-limited number of produced pieces.
Like every other Sealand timepiece, the PAM840 can easily be recognized by the “hunter” style case, which is a relic from the era of pocket watches. This special cover that used to be a protector of the fragile crystals evolved into distinctive element with an important aesthetic function. The gold engraved image of dragon on the lid is executed by James Purdey and Sons, which is a part of the Richemont Group, just like Panerai.
Off course, the new Panerai Luminor Sealand Dragon watch remains faithful to the brand’s authentic style that implies a vintage design, a robust construction and a superb legibility even under extreme conditions. This interesting model has the characteristic Luminor case, with the diameter of 44 mm. Highly polished finish of stainless steel, together with a white, sandwich-style dial makes the watch look very bright, contrasting black, applied hour markers and Arabic numerals. Besides, a yellow leather strap seems like a very interesting choice that matches brushed surfaces on the case. Central hands, as well as a small second sub-dial’s hand at the 9 o’clock position are covered with white Superluminova for superb readability. A date aperture with a magnifying glass is located at the 3 o’clock position.
Panerai Luminor Sealand Dragon watch is powered by an OP III self-winding movement. This C.O.S.C. certified chronometer, based on the Valjoux 7750, oscilates at the frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour and provides 42 hours of power-reserve.
Mixing the elements from the Chinese tradition with the most advanced watchmaking technology and the vintage, military design, this timepiece has a great potential to strengthen the brand’s popularity in the world’s most profitable watch market.