Panerai A rare vintage Radiomir auctioned for €226,000
The watch has been sold by Artcurial, at the Yacht Club de Monaco on January 23rd, 2019.
This extremely rare piece of the Panerai Radiomir “Type A” originally belonged to Rear Admiral Amedeo Vesco, one of the heroes of the Second World War who had taken part in the commando operations of the MAS Flotilla. Estimated at €80,000 - €120,000, the watch actually sold for €226,000.
Its cushion-shaped steel case is 47 mm in diameter, with a screw-down winding crown and a screw back. The black dial with Arabic figures, “baton” markers and luminous hands, is inscribed “Radiomir Panerai”. Inside a protective capsule is its Rolex mechanical movement with 15 jewels and Côte de Genève decoration. In the early 1950s, reference 6152, which had replaced the legendary 3646, was historic in all respects, notably for its provenance and also for its technical and aesthetic characteristics which continue to be sought after by a large number of collectors.
Representing a blend of Italian design with Swiss watchmaking technology, Officine Panerai follows the inspiration of its home city of Florence, which was the cradle of the Renaissance movement and all the art and science for which it was famous.Find out more >
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