August 22, 2010

Panerai PAM292 Radiomir Black Seal Review


Panerai PAM292 Radiomir Black Seal Watch Review

  If there is only one blacked out watch to own the PAM 292 Radiomir Black Seal is the winner. Unlike PVD, the PAM292 has a ceramic case that is less vulnerable to scratches. Ceramic is roughly 5 times harder than stainless steel, this is an obvious advantage over standard PVD. The Black Seal has the very unique Panerai sandwich dial, the sandwich is a W&R favorite. Newer versions of the PAM 292 do not have the “pig” on the face. This has made the 2007 J serials that have the “pig” an instant collectable, which equates to a much higher sales price in the after market. A hand wound Panerai OP X engines keeps this watch ticking, with a 56 hour power reserve. The very distinguishable Radiomir lugs are removable via screws on the case back. This helps easily change out straps and further feeds the “sickness” most Panerai owners develop!
  The PAM292 has the classic design of a Radiomir, with a ceramic contemporary twist. The Black Seal is well thought out and deserves the lion share of wrist time if you are lucky enough to own one.

Pros - Ceramic case, sandwich, well thought out

Consideration - Often selling for more than MSRP

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Ceramic
Case Diameter: 45mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Strap: Black Leather
Movement: OP X
Power Reserver: 56hrs
Water Resistant: 100m
Lug Width: 24mm

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