Lot 297
  • 297


40,000 - 80,000 CHF
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  • titanium
  • dimensions 47 x 47 thickness 14 mm
• cal. OP XXVII manual winding nickel lever movement, 18 jewels • black dial, luminous baton indexes, Roman numerals at the top and Arabic numerals at the bottom, outer minute track, luminous hands, subsidiary seconds • brushed and polished case, screw-down crown and sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with a titanium Panerai buckle


Please note that the movement has not been checked for timekeeping accuracy and Sotheby's will not be held responsible for any repairs should they be require. Movement is in working order while cataloguing. Dial in very good condition. Case in very good condition, appears as possibly unused. **The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information.**
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

This extremely rare watch, with its so-called ‘California Dial’, was made in a limited edition of only 12 pieces and pays tribute to the classic and legendary Radiomir. The first Radiomir watch was developed in 1936 and was officially in production in 1938. It was the first professional diving watch in Panerai history. Specially designed for the Italian naval commandos, the model played an important role in various major military missions. The original Radiomir watches have become some of the most coveted of all vintage watches, setting record prices at auction and have helped to ensure Panerai’s popularity throughout the world.