CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS: A GENTLEMAN'S PASSION
The Ref. 6152/1 distinguishes itself from Ref 6152 in that its case is slightly larger and is therefore able to carry either the Rolex cal. 618 or the Angelus cal. 240. It is estimated that in total, 300 examples of Ref. 6152/1 were created. Although the crown guard seen on the present example can be found on Panerai wristwatches beginning in the 1940s, the patent for this iconic design element was not issued until 1955.
This particular example of the reference 6152/1 has an extremely attractive and evenly faded dial, crisp shoulders and well-defined edges to the case back.
For an example of Ref. 6152, no. 124765, see Goldberger, J., pp. 32-33.
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