September 26, 2009

Panerai PAM 00000 Zero Review

Panerai PAM 00 Zero Watch Review

The Panerai PAM 00000 mens watch is better know simply as the “Zero”, it is considered by many to be the “true” base model. This very simple watch by Officine Panerai stands alone in the Luminor family with it’s brother PAM 05 sharing the official logo on the face. Notably missing from this piece is a seconds hand, date window, it also uses a manual movement. This simplicity makes it is base model and draws Panerai fans (Paneristi) in like moths to a fire. No need to get hung up on if keeps COSC standard time, with out the seconds hand you will never know. The watch has a solid case back hiding the hand wound ETA 6497 that Panerai has tweaked and calls OP X. The lume on Zero is painted, not to be confused with Panerai’s sandwich dials. The glow of this lume fully charged is a sight to be seen. Considered to be an entry level watch into Panerai from a price point, it is the purist that love this watch the most. Entry level does not mean cheap, this watch will set you back 4K+ new. 

Pros - Fantastically simple, logo, lume, beautiful high polish

Considerations - Price point & scratching up that high polish would be torture!

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm
Bezel: Polished
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Strap: Black Leather
Movement: Manual OP X
Power Reserver: 56 hours
Water Resistant: 300m
Lug Width: 24mm

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