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Homage to Horology

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BY NATE BORGELT

Panerai

While the likes of Urwerk and MB&F continue to wow the watch world with über-modern creations, history buffs and military men will swoon for these sleek pieces that reference horology’s pragmatic past while incorporating impressive technical innovations.

PANERAI PAM 373

History buffs and military men will swoon for these sleek pieces

Panerai watches were originally developed as utilitarian navy and diving watches. With the Panerai PAM 373, the illustrious company honors this heritage, encasing it in a luxurious package fit for the modern watch aficionado. The sculpted Radiomir case, made of platinum, is a massive 47 mm and has a sapphire crystal exhibition back through which to view the Caliber P 3000 three-day movement. The chocolate-colored dial is a classic “sandwich” dial with a lower layer for the signature and luminous dots. Only 300 of the PAM 373 will be made ($48,000).

Veruska Molitor at Officine Panerai in New York

(212) 223-1562

www.panerai.com