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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 324

    Panerai. An extremely rare and large stainless steel water-resistant diver's wristwatch with 8-day movement, subsidiary seconds at 9 and unusual double-signed dial

    SIGNED MARINA MILITARE LUMINOR PANERAI, REF. 6152, MOVEMENT SIGNED ANGELUS, CASE NUMBERED 124625 BETWEEN THE LUGS AND 2 UNDERNEATH THE CROWN PROTECTING BRIDGE, CIRCA 1950

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    Panerai. An extremely rare and large stainless steel water-resistant diver's wristwatch with 8-day movement, subsidiary seconds at 9 and unusual double-signed dial
    Signed Marina Militare Luminor Panerai, ref. 6152, movement signed Angelus, case numbered 124625 between the lugs and 2 underneath the crown protecting bridge, circa 1950
    Angelus cal. 16''' 8-day nickel-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, the dial consisting of two discs, the lower one coated with "Luminor" luminous substance visible through the cut out Arabic and baton numerals in the black matte upper disc, luminous subsidiary seconds and luminous hands, in large cushion-shaped water-resistant-type case with crown protecting bridge, screw back, large stainless steel buckle, case numbered with Panerai reference number, dial signed Panerai, movement signed Angelus
    47 mm. wide


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    The present watch is from the later series of reference 6152, fitted with an Angelus 8-day movement featuring subsidiary seconds to 9 o'clock.

    Another particularly rare and unusual characteristic of this watch however is the double-signed dial, showing both the military designation "Marina Militare" as well as the "Luminor Panerai" signature, hinting at the newly developed luminous material.

    To the best of our understanding, it is the first time that such double-signed 8-day reference 6152 is offered at auction.

    For an illustration of such dial see The Panerai in Florence by Dino Zei, p. 65.

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