As well as their releases at SIHH 2014 earlier this year, Officine Panerai recently announced the addition of a new model to the 2014 lineup, the PAM533 Luminor 10 Days GMT, which I had the opportunity to look at in Sydney with thanks to Panerai Australia.
This new model, which will be limited to 700 pieces, is 44mm of polished stainless steel and features the automatic P.2003 movement with, as the PAM533’s name makes self-evident, a ten day power reserve, which is displayed via a linear indicator on the dial.
As you can also see on the dial, there is an arrow-tipped hand for the second time zone function with an AM/ PM indicator subdia,l and a date window. Another distinguishing feature about this watch is that its lume is a faux patina shade, matches nicely with the colour of the strap, the latter always an important thing for Panerai fans.
The PAM533’s travel functionality includes the ability to just adjust the hour hand when you land in a new time zone, a feature always welcomed by frequent travellers.
I quite like the new PAM533. You can never have enough power reserve, the dial is nicely balanced, and as mentioned above, the faux patina lume/ strap combination is probably one of these watch’s most appealing features.he
The Australian RRP for the PAM533 is $16,300.