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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 512

"Marina Militare Ref. OP 6513" Officine Panerai, Firenze 1860, "Marina Militare - Luminor Panerai", No. B 161/200, case No. BB 980458, Ref. OP 6513. Made in a special edition of 200 examples in 1993. Fine, large and rare, water-resistant, titanium military-type diver's wristwatch with a stainless steel Panerai military strap. Accompanied by the fitted box and Certificate.

CHF 12,000 - 14,000

EUR 7,500 - 8,500 / USD 10,000 - 11,000

C. Three-body, brushed, titanium, large inclined bezel, screwed-down transparent case back, winding crown with patented security lever to wind the watch even underwater, sapphire crystals. D. Black with luminous Arabic 12, 3, and 6 and baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial at 9. Luminous "baton" hands. M. Cal. 16???, based on ETA 6497-2, rhodium-plated, "Panerai" decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 44 x 44 mm. Thickness 9.5 mm. Property of a European Collector

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


The ?Luminor? model was replaced by the ?Radiomir? in the second half of the 1940s. In the 1950s these watches were called ?Marina Militare? at the request of the Italian Marine. The public version was first made available in 1993. The security lever on the crown not only offered increased water-protection, but also allowed the watch to be wound under water.