A one of a kind encounter with a vintage prototype dial.

A one of a kind encounter with a vintage prototype dial.

Asimut
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Asimut
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April 24th, 2012, 2:28 pm #1

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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dodicitresei
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April 24th, 2012, 3:55 pm #2

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Great find!

Loving the dial. I can see a new model in the making.

Could it have been too bright with all that Luminor?
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April 24th, 2012, 5:00 pm #3

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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it's more interesting the dial or the tritium mixture specimen .....
so I stay just speechless .. and you know it's very hard to surprise me !!
a big thank !
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hongT
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Joined: June 8th, 2004, 1:04 pm

April 24th, 2012, 5:00 pm #4

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Rare find indeed! If can see the darkness Luke-shot would be great too! . TFS Asi!!

Cheers
HongT

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VolkerWiegmann
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 6:20 am

April 24th, 2012, 5:40 pm #5

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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these old bottles look pretty nice...

I remember such a dial in a transitional 3646 case
with single pencil hands (no small second).
Might be not too many around of this dial version.

Thanks for sharing, Asi!
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
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snoballz
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April 24th, 2012, 7:16 pm #6

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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-luke

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April 24th, 2012, 8:35 pm #7

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Night View
Il Duomo Firenze




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April 24th, 2012, 9:51 pm #8

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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WOW Asi, totally amazed by that.

Thanks so much for sharing.

GUSH
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rorrickj34
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April 25th, 2012, 1:37 am #9

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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TFS Asi!
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samrotandi
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April 25th, 2012, 2:41 am #10

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Thanks for sharing..



Sam

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Asimut
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April 25th, 2012, 5:15 am #11

these old bottles look pretty nice...

I remember such a dial in a transitional 3646 case
with single pencil hands (no small second).
Might be not too many around of this dial version.

Thanks for sharing, Asi!
Volker

representin' the DNA of Panerai
for 6900 SFR BTW,,,,,




Thanks for the reminder!

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Asimut
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April 28th, 2012, 4:00 am #12

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Grammi 1000

Great find!

Loving the dial. I can see a new model in the making.

Could it have been too bright with all that Luminor?
The divers actually used to cover up the compass and depth gauge with mud because it was too bright

Catch u soon GC

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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HammerHammer
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April 28th, 2012, 5:49 am #13

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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.

So much MORE than just a Watch

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP


Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer

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Ken-Ho
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Joined: August 20th, 2005, 11:19 am

April 29th, 2012, 2:40 am #14

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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These prototypes do enrich the history of OP.

Thanks alot, Asi.

Cheers,

Ken

~Live Life To The Fullest~

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April 29th, 2012, 8:57 pm #15

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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For the historic spirit of the material and especially the label on the bootle, so professionnal for this period: Marketing details with the logo G.Panerai & Figlio with the baseline Firenze...just a good job!

For the rarity, I imagine the fragility of the dial, with all these minutes points, it's a detachable sandwich dial !

Thanks a lot Asi for this interesting post!



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jacmerlin
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April 30th, 2012, 6:20 am #16

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Hello Asi,

Thanks for posting this one....... I highly doubt many have ever seen it.
It must have been hidden away for years... or in another private collection.

Maybe some day this piece could make it to a museum or the like.
Not the most handsome dial, but back then it was all about function anyway!!

Thanks again,
Jonathan
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pifpaf
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April 30th, 2012, 9:18 am #17

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Very impressive! Some many prototype occurs, days after days
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Asimut
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April 30th, 2012, 11:01 am #18



Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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jimmy6668
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April 30th, 2012, 2:25 pm #19

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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In this modern day and age do you keep pulling
so many rabbits out of that hat of yours m8?

Seriously? Never say never right?

TFS my friend.

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Mignatta
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April 30th, 2012, 10:44 pm #20

A while back, I was happy to have the opportunity to see a rare specimen. Panerai were always experimenting new ideas in luminescence and trying for better dial illumination. Here are some original vials with tritium based "Luminor"





















Rarity - Perhaps not the prettiest design, but still very effective. Eventually, this dial was never used.
















Hope you enjoyed

Cheers and best from the holyland,

~Asi~



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Like many others this is the first time I see this dial on a Luminor.. I think I ve seen the auction's photo in the past and didn;t had a clue what was the need for those round markers..

Great stuff like always with the hidden treasures of Panerai history

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