PANERAI Auktionen, Auktionsergebnisse /// Vintage /// PreV /// Richemont Era

  • Ich denke, dass Vintage Panerai Uhren insgesamt in den letzten Jahren durch die vielen "Enthüllungen" von José an Attraktivität verloren haben. Dennoch finde ich den Preis auch bei 113.500 € inkl. Premium. noch sehr respektabel für eine 6152/1 mit historischer Relevanz und ohne Bastelwerk.

    Was mich viel mehr beschäftigt ist die Frage, was man mit so einer Uhr überhaupt anfangen kann. Mit Hinblick auf den Geigerzähler, der beim Zifferblatt fast zum Erliegen kommt, :-) würde ich so eine Uhr weder tragen wollen, noch ausserhalb eines sehr gut strahlengeschützten Rahmens überhaupt anschauen. Da sind die Vintage Uhren mit Luminor ZB viel interessanter aus meiner Sicht und auch für den persönlichen Gebrauch vertretbar. Ich habe mir darüber in den letzten zehn Jahren nie wirklich Gedanken gemacht und ich weiss nicht wie viele 3646, 6162, 6154, 6152/1 und GPF 2/56 ich schon in Natura bewundern und begreifen durfte. Heute wäre ich vermutlich etwas vorsichtiger...Was meint Ihr so dazu?

    Liebe Grüsse


  • Heiss :G und José hat die Uhr direkt für das Auktionshaus unter die Lupe genommen, auch die Details im Text fallen diesmal weit humaner aus als auf sonstigen SM-Kanälen:

    What does Webb’s have to say about this watch?

    Made by Rolex for Panerai, following strict technical requirements, notably a 47 mm. wide (for underwater legibility) cushion-shaped case with soldered curved wire lugs, screw-down conical crown, 12-sided case back, and a Perspex crystal. The black dial is coated with half Arabic, half Roman luminous radium numerals on a black lacquer background known as a California dial (patented by Rolex on May 30, 1941).

    The dial of the present example is completely unrestored and in immaculate condition and has the correct, original blued steel luminous hands. The watch is in unpolished condition and shows very few signs of having been worn over the course of its 77 years of age. Similarly, the Rolex-finished Cortébert caliber 618 is in absolutely mint condition, without even a trace of a watchmaker having ever worked on it. It comes from a private collection of a watch enthusiast who has owned it for a number of years and was originally gifted it by a German immigrant to New Zealand and the son of the original owner.

    Since 2016, three new watches of the Ref. 3646 / Type E surfaced, two of them expanded the number group from 260856 — 261097 (1.1.2016) to 260850 — 260111 (29 watches recorded as of today). This Watch will be only the 30th known surviving example worldwide with similar examples being sold previously at over CHF 100,000.

    That dial

    The “California” dial for Panerai watches was introduced in 1944. For some reason, Panerai was no longer able to produce aluminum sandwich dials. The most plausible explanation for this is that aluminum was no longer available. The NS forces seized every bit of aluminum they could find all around Europe. This material was desperately needed to build warplanes and rockets. Panerai asked Rolex to provide luminous dials for the new watches. The “California” dial is a patented Rolex design. The patent was filed in May 1941.

    When Rolex became aware, the watches were meant for the NS forces, they removed all Rolex hallmark and signatures. Rolex didn’t want to be associated with the NS regime but they kept sending watches to Florence in order to protect Giuseppe Panerai, his family, and his employees from harm. The Nazis would have considered Giuseppe Panerai a saboteur to the interests of the Third Reich if Rolex would have stopped the supply. Being accused of sabotage was effectively a death sentence. As such, Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, saved Giuseppe Panerai’s life. This is the reason the watch is entirely without branding and “Anonymous”.

    A cool story

    You know, there’s a ton of Panerai misinformation out there. Rumor has it that a fair bit has been perpetuated by the brand itself. Panerai’s #1 follower is the vocal Perezscope, who you might have encountered on Instagram. Interestingly, Webb’s got this watch and the associated information vetted by the man himself. At least that means we’re unlikely to see any kind of firestorm erupt on social media if this one goes on to break any sales records.“