|Model:||5218 – 201A|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||47mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||- - mm|
|Price:||Price on request|
Panerai did 10 initial prototypes and then was planning to manufacture 899 pieces of reference 5218-201/A but only 677 were actually produced. In fact, the remaining 212 units will be later used for three special editions associated to Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone.
Mint condition Panerai 5218 – 201A “Logo watch” from the 1990’s in stainless steel. The watch has a black round dial with Arabic numerals for 3, 6, 9, 12 and batons for the other hours. At 6 o’clock comes the Panerai logo and 12 o’clock “Luminor Panerai”. The hands have a “Sword” design. The crown has the Panerai design and is covered with a clasp. The case is in stainless steel with 44mm size. It is a screwed back case in stainless steel with engraved “Officine Panerai Firenze 30 ATM – 5218-201/A”. It is manual winding movement with caliber 6497. The watch comes with a brown leather band and a stainless steel buckle with the logo Panerai and the name. The watch comes with a Mahogany box and papers.
The company was founded in 1860, in Florence by the Guido Panerai & Figlio family. The company supplied the Royal Italian Navy and its commandos. Its reputation is based on instruments of high precision and technological sophistication. It is a name synonymous for quality and reliability. In the 1930’s, Guiseppe and Maria and their children opened a dealership called “Orologeria Svizzera”. “Officine Panerai” developed the first wristwatch prototype in 1936. The production of watches started with the Radiomir in 1938, which was used by the commandos of the Italian Navy. Then came the Luminor also used by the Italian Navy. In 1993, Panerai offered both models on the international market. In 2005, the compay introduced the P.2002 caliber featuring three mainspring barrels. Panerai became highly collectible especially the models used by the navy as older models were only limited edition of maximum 300 pieces. Since 1997, Panerai is owned by the “Richemont Group”.
Manual winding movement with caliber 6497 with 17 jewels, 18,000 A/h with 46 hours of power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 47mm
Length including lugs: - - mm