The following two lots, numbers 230 and 231, are part of a series of Luminor Marina models sold by Officine Panerai for the benefit of the WWF Mediterranean Programme. Several dozen renowned personalities from the world of art, culture, business, politics, sport and show business agreed to have the backs of two Panerai Luminor Marina watches engraved with the facsimile of their signatures. The watches were then auctioned by Christie's at a Gala Evening at the Palazzo della Triennale in Milan.
SIGNED PANERAI, LUMINOR MARINA, CASE NO. BB 979585, REF. OP 6511, MANUFACTURED IN 1998
Panerai. A large stainless steel self-winding cushion-shaped special edition diver's wristwatch sold for the benefit of the WWF Mediterranean Programme
Signed Panerai, Luminor Marina, case no. BB 979585, ref. OP 6511, manufactured in 1998
Cal. OP XI 16''' nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, Glucydur balance, swan neck regulator, the black dial with luminous baton and Arabic numerals, luminous hands, eccentric subsidiary seconds to 9 o'clock, in large cushion-shaped water-resistant-type case with downturned lugs, screw back with the engraved facsimile of a signature, crown protecting bridge with brake lever lock, stainless steel Panerai buckle, case, dial and movement signed
44 mm. wide