PAM00382 is available in the used car market with euros between 28.000 and 35.000. The same 507 years PAM (characteristic power reserve index). Give you an idea about the needs of this watch. Panerai did not have any advantage, but the management must have thought that the new Blonso would bring some hurry watches (brand). Green dial version to see this military look, 671 new PAM smooth blue dial makes it absolutely different from its predecessor. I’d rather say it’s more about the two watches of the dress, or “luxury” even in my mind. If the dial is matte blue, the watch will have more tools to look at the appearance I think. I’m not sure what Panerai heart to tell the truth when giving Bruno III this smooth dial. Really nice, it’s just personal preference question if you like it (or not) better than PAM 382.
Besides the dial, the main difference is in the movement. Where the PAM 382 Bronzo used the in-house developed Panerai calibre P.9000 (PAM 507 used P.9002 but had an extra complication), this new PAM 671 uses the updated version: Panerai calibre P.9010. This movement is slimmer than the P.9000 (6mm thick instead of 7.9mm). It also consists of a few more components, 200 instead of 197. Besides being slimmer, the balance-wheel is now also attached to a double bridge to ensure more stability of the balance-wheel and a better accuracy.
Panerai wasn’t the first to use bronze for a wrist watch, it is said that the Gérald Genta – now Bvlgari – Gefica was the first, in 1988. Others followed, like Anonimo, IWC, Oris, Archimedes, Zenith, Tudor, Pinion, IWC and Aquadive for example. It is an interesting material that will gain quite some patina, with a uniqueness to it due to the response of the material to your skin, water, air and a lot of other factors. A brand new bronze piece, like this PAM 671 that was only used at the SIHH show, looks like a bit of dark gold though. That will soon change, when you put the watch on your wrist and wear it for a couple of days. That fast!
During our visit to the Officine Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, we saw how much effort Panerai puts in experimenting and developing new materials for their watches. Hence the new BMG-Tech model that we will review later on. This new metal consists of different alloys and result in a durable, smooth (as glass) and light-weight material. We are happy to see that Panerai doesn’t get too techie though, and still creates watches in steel, gold, titanium and bronze.
From what I’ve seen and heard, there’s already a high demand for Panerai’s 3rd bronze model, the PAM 671. Already during the SIHH I noticed some people around me getting nervous and want one. On forums we read that the new Bronzo has been received very well, also amongst Paneristis. The price tag of 14.000 Euro is more attractive than the pre-owned market prices of the PAM 382 and PAM 507. It is limited to 1000 pieces only, that will make some people cringe a bit perhaps. You will find your share of ‘flippers’ try to get at least one at retail and immediately put it on Chrono24 or other market places, to make a quick buck. Hopefully most of them will go to the collectors and Paneristis, that will truly enjoy these pieces without having to pay twice the retail price. This remains to be a difficult thing of course, as authorized dealers have long waiting lists for this model already. Besides that, you can fairly trust that authorized dealers that get one or more of them allocated, will sell first to their best clients (and those who are willing to spend a bit more on some extra models in order to get this one). Fingers crossed.
Like the first two Burundo, this 47mm design dive may not fit everyone’s wrist. To this end, Panerai came up with a new version of the submersible 42 mm. However, these are not in bronze (also). Muscle New Blonso PAM 671 looks amazing in my opinion. I prefer green dialing, but the blue dial looks good. Hour mark, hand and print dial and date with copper plate look balanced with good material. The case is made of titanium and allows you to view Panerai caliber P.9010. A beautiful finish was exercised and executed in the COSC specification. Panerai is indeed a serious test of the impact and impact of magnetism, so the assumption is to take care.
The price of 14.000 euros is much more than getting a cheap second-hand car market, but it still exceeds Bloomberg (PAM00507) before 9.600 euros. I do not know how to prove this mark in addition to the slim movement (hence), especially in us. I guess this is the Panerai Sea relies on the fact that people want it anyway, given the price of PAM 382 and PAM 507 in the market. The watch is very beautiful, I believe they are gone. Expected delivery in August 2017.