Offered Without Reserve
PANERAI | REF PAM00026 LUMINOR MARINA DESTRO, A PVD COATED STAINLESS STEEL CUSHION FORM LEFT HANDED WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1998
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD
REF PAM00026 LUMINOR MARINA DESTRO, A PVD COATED STAINLESS STEEL CUSHION FORM LEFT HANDED WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1998
Caliber: manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Case: PVD coated stainless steel case, left-handed crown
Case number: A112/200
Closure: black coated buckle signed Ferretti
Size: diameter 44 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Panerai presentation box and packaging, Limited Warranty Certificate card dated September 24, 2001, Chronometer Certificate, booklets, two additional straps
A 4-line scuff on the bezel at 7 - loss of PVD. A dot of PVD loss on the bezel adjacent to the crown. Some wear and PVD loss at the the lower left lug band and face. A small nick to the lower right lug tip. Case back with manufacturer's protective adhesive.
Buckle with some wear and signed.
Dial in excellent condition with normal wear to and oxidation to lume plots.
Some light debris.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
One of the most elusive Pre-Vendôme models is the present lot, the PAM 26A. The left handed, or ‘Destro’ model, was introduced as an A series with a millesimation of 200 units. The following year the B series was made in 500 units, and the watch was revived for a limited run in 2008 (K series). The present lot survives in excellent condition with a ‘non-matching’ dial and with the case finished aged to a muted black.