• Lot 2677

    PANERAI, "LUMINOR 1950 8 DAYS" ANGELUS FIDDY

    HISTORICAL, INTENTAIONLLY RARE, STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL-WINDING WRISTWATCH WITH SMALL SECONDS, EIGHT-DAY POWER RESERVE AND NEW OLD STOCK ANGELUS MOVEMENT, UNIQUE EDITION OF 150 PIECES

    REF. PAM203, NO. 053/150, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

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    PANERAI, "LUMINOR 1950 8 DAYS" ANGELUS FIDDY

    HISTORICAL, INTENTAIONLLY RARE, STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL-WINDING WRISTWATCH WITH SMALL SECONDS, EIGHT-DAY POWER RESERVE AND NEW OLD STOCK ANGELUS MOVEMENT, UNIQUE EDITION OF 150 PIECES
    REF. PAM203, NO. 053/150, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

    Calibre Angelus SF 240, 16''', 15 jewels, monometallic balance with poising screws, index regulator, the dark brown "sandwich" dial with luminescent Arabic numerals and hour markers, round disc at 3 inscribed "8 Giorni Brevettato" - "Patented 8 Days", luminescent gold hands, small seconds at 9, in three-part case, heavily domed crystal, polished bezel, screw-down transparent back, extra large "Registered Trademark" crown protecting bridge with lock lever, stainless steel Panerai "pre-V" buckle, case and dial signed Panerai, movement signed Angelus
    Diameter: 47 mm.


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    US$77,000-100,000
    EUR49,700-66,200

    Accompanied by a Panerai presentation box, certificates, hardback reference book, brochure and screwdriver.

    The "Luminor 1950 8 days" is unquestionably the ultimate grail among Paneristis and passionate watch enthusiasts. Released in 2005, the model is an example of the Special Editions collection that represents an absolute trademark unequivocally identified with the roots and legend of Officine Panerai.

    Produced in a unique edition of 150 units, each watch is fitted with the historic hand-wound mechanical Angelus calibre, which is the very same as the movements used in several watches supplied exclusively to sections of the Italian Armed Forces. The old Angelus movements were completely restored by technicians at Panerai, with every component dismantled, checked and then carefully reassembled.

    The original Angelus Calibre 240 was used to power watches supplied by Panerai to commandos of the Royal Italian Navy in the 1940s. The functions offered were extremely simple: hour, minutes and small seconds, with a power-reserve of eight days - the bare essentials of a military diver's watch.

    The movement was supplied by Fabrique d'Horlogerie Stolz Freres SA, founded at Le Locle (Svizzera) in 1891. In the course of the 20th century, Stolz Freres achieved significant recognition for the creation of calibres for small clocks with complications and of hand-wound wristwatch chronographs.