OFFICINE PANERAI - MARE NOSTRUM ACCIAIO 42MM PAM716
The PAM716 Mare Nostrum is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide and in a new 42mm steel case. Looking like no other Panerai in the family, the Mare Nostrum was the first chronograph model that was created for the Italian Royal Navy. With only limited specifications of the prototype after the flood in Florence in 1966, Officine Panerai released the 5218-301/A in 1993 but it featured a massive 52mm case. After the discovery of the actual prototype a few years back they were able to release the PAM603, which is the Titanium version of the Mare Nostrum. The new PAM716 Mare Nostrum features a more manageable 42mm steel case with a flat brushed finished bezel engraved with the tachometer scale. The chronograph of the PAM716 is controlled by two push buttons in a traditional style. Behind the screw down case back, the new Mare Nostrum (PAM00716) uses the same movement as the pre-Vendome 5218-301/A, which was the OP XXXIII Calibre. This movement was created and personalized by Panerai on the ETA 2801-2 core and Dubois-Dépraz chronograph module featuring a 42-hour power reserve.