13 November 2001
PANERAI, A FINE AN RARE DIVERS WATCH MADE FOR THE EGYPTIAN NAVY
Panerai, Marina Militare, Ref:6152, Luminor, 1956.
Angelus, nickel finished 8-day movement, jewelled to the third, black dial with cut Arabic and baton markers revealing a disc coted with Luminor luminous materal and subsidiary seconds at 9, cushion shaped case with glazed screw down back(OFFICINE PANERAI, BREVETTATO) and horn lugs, Rolex screw down crown, Panerai leather strap and buckle.
50 of these watches were produced for the Egyptian Navy in 1956. The watches were made in two types one using the Angelus calibre 240, signed "Luminor", the other using the Rolex 16 lignes movement, signed "Radiomir" both ref:6152. The security lever was not used on these watches, instead the Rolex Oyster crown was utilised as it was less expensive and met the requirement for the watch to be able to withstand 20ATM of pressure.
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