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Introducing the Panerai PAM535 and PAM537 Hobnail Dial for 2014

As we have often seen after SIHH, Officine Panerai tends to release new models throughout the year to keep us on our toes.  These pieces were part of the unofficial release at SIHH. Pictures surfaced all over the internet but no documentation or information was available at the time. Thankfully today we got the actual release and documentation on these stunning pieces. Both pieces are 42mm 1950’s cases with the beautiful hobnail textured dial. Commonly known in the horology world as “Clous de Paris” or “Nails of Paris” – the Paris Hobnail dial features a guilloché pattern of hollowed lines that intersect to form tiny pyramidal shapes which are inspired by the streets of paris.

I like the direction that Panerai is taking in introducing the 42mm 1950’s cases. I personally know a lot of people that think the 44mm case is a bit large for them because of the thick nature of the 1950’s case. By introducing these models they are opening up a new range of buyers in my opinion. At 42mm this could be the perfect oversized case for the ladies.

The PAM535 is a Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic with a 42mm case and features a P.9001 in house Panerai movement. The black dial features  a sweeping small seconds, date, and GMT hand. The watch comes with a black Assolutamente calf strap with contrast stitching. The display back on the PAM535 shows off the beautiful movement and features a reserve indicator.

Panerai PAM535

PAM535 Features

Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9001 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 29 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 229 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset.
Case: Diameter 42 mm, AISI 316L polished steel.
Bezel: Polished steel.
Back: See-through sapphire crystal.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a trademark) Brushed steel.
Dial: Black with Paris hobnails, luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.8 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water– resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalized leather strap and brushed steel buckle. Supplied with a tool for changing the strap and a steel screwdriver

The PAM537 is also a 42mm Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic. The PAM537 features the P.9002 movement and also has the Power reserve indicator located on the dial. This model also comes with an Assolutamente but this time in brown.

Panerai PAM537

PAM537 Features

Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9002 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13. lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 29 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 237 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, power reserve indicator, seconds reset.
Case: Diameter 42 mm, AISI 316L polished steel.
Bezel: Polished steel.Back: See-through sapphire crystal.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a trademark) Brushed steel.
Dial: Black with Paris hobnails, luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.8 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and brushed steel buckle. Supplied with a tool for changing the strap and a steel screwdriver.

 

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2 comments

  1. Just purchased on Pan 535 & am really digging it!!! I have been a Rolex loyalist but was attracted to the Panerai because of it’s RICH tradition & classic design. I originally purchased & returned a 44 MM Pan & found it to be too large for my wrist. The 42mm is ideal & the hobnail dial makes this watch Stunning!!

    If you are considering a Panerai please consider either the 535 or 537. I liked the 535 over the 537 because the dial was less busy & I did not see a need for the power reserve on the face.

    Cheers!

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