3/31/2011

Hello, China - Panerai Introduced Two Special Editions for Hong Kong and Shanghai

Facing the rising "Asian Power", especially the insatiate Hong Kong and Chinese market, smart businessmen won't still hold their position and don't adopt any action, so is Panerai. Recently, Panerai added another two cities to their City Special Edition collection, they came from China, one was Hong Kong and the other was Shanghai.

In 2010, Panerai published two Special Editions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its retailer King Fook Jewellery Group, one Special Edition looked like the same as the Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT, the symbol that distinguished it from other watches was engraved on the case back, it was the logo of King Fook Jewellery Group. This year, the case back of the Hong Kong Special Edition was engraved with Hong Kong's Bank of China. Perhaps the collectors have noticed that the watch didn't bring too much surprise: the diameter was 44mm, hour markers, small seconds subdial, hour and minute hands, as well as the date font, they were all coated with light brown SuperLumiNova. The watch equipped with P.2003 automatic movement and vintage leather strap. Only 30 pieces were available.

The Front of PAM 402 Was the Same as the Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT

The Case Back of PAM 402 Was Engraved with Bank of China

Different to Hong Kong Special Edition, the first Shanghai Special Edition was designed on the basis of Radiomir 8 Days. The watch was 45mm in case diameter and featured a black Sandwich Dial, all the elements on the dial were coated with light brown SuperLumiNova. PAM 412 Shanghai Special Edition was also fitted with vintage leather strap, the P.2002/3 manual-winding movement was entirely manufactured by Neuch√Ętel factory of Officine Panerai. The case back of PAM 412 was engraved with Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a special gift dedicated to Shanghai.



The other two Special Edition which Panerai made for Hong Kong and Shanghai adopted Luminor Marina case and 44mm in diameter. The only difference was that the case back was engraved with skylines of each city. The two watches featured classic black dial, stick and Arabic hour markers, as well as the hands and the printings on the dial all coated with light brown SuperLumiNova. Besides the "LUMINOR MARINA" and "PANERAI" words, the dial was also decorated with a torpedo: the frogmen of Italian Royal Navy exactly wore this watch while implementing the historic missions, this glorious history had been well-known all over the world before Panerai's cooperation with Stallone and Ferrari. OP II manual-winding movement was equipped in them. Hong Kong Special Edition was published in a limited number of 200, while the Shanghai's was 150.




As the people across Asia have a growing interest in the wrist watches, in future, maybe there will be more and more famous brands, such as Panerai, Breitling and others to publish special editions for Asian cities.

Specifications of Hong Kong Special Edition PAM 402

Case: Polished Steel, 44mm in diameter

Bezel: Brushed Steel

Crystal: Sapphire, 2mm thick

Dial: Black Sandwich

Case Back: Solid steel, engraved with Hong Kong's Bank of China

Movement: Calibre P.2003

Strap: Brown Leather

Reference: PAM 402

Specifications of Shanghai Special Edition PAM 420

Case: Polished Steel, 44mm in diameter

Bezel: Polished Steel

Crystal: Sapphire, 3.5mm thick

Dial: Black

Case Back: Solid Steel

Movement: Calibre OP II

Strap: Brown Leather

Reference: PAM 420

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