image

Panerai PAM 997: The Good Green dialed Radiomir?

amanico
Avatar
A few weeks ago, Panerai unveiled a series of Radiomir 1940 Green Dial. 

The two which caught my eyes are the 995 we already saw, and the 997. 

The PAM 995 for the record: 

none

none

Two very different watches, despite their green dial. 

The 995 is 45 mm big, 12, 2 mm high. The 997 is a totally different beast. Here, no polished steel case, but a ceramic one. And 3 mm bigger, 4 mm higher! .

none

none

The hands are not gilt like on the 995, but darkened, and the hour hand is " sector ". 

none

And the movement is the now good old P 3000, which offers the same power reserve than the P 4000 of the 995, but it is manual winding, while the P 4000 is automatic, with a nice micro rotor.

You will also note that the sapphire of the case back is smoke, and that the case back is made of titanium. 

none

Now, the good question is to know how it feels on the wrist. A 47 mm case, like the one of the PAM 372 or 587 is good for my wrist. But I will have to check in the real if one extra millimeter will do the job as well as the 372... 

With a black case, you could even have a feeling of a bigger size... 

That my only question mark. 

But I have the same question for the 995, with its 2 mm less big case. Will it please me as much as a PAM 372? I have to say that I like the idea of using a micro rotor a lot. I would like to love it, a lot. 

I find this dial very nice looking, in military green and would love to find my Panerai with a small seconds, too. 

I guess a visit in a Panerai Boutique is mandatory to find the answers to my questions... 

Best,

Nicolas

Comments:
Avatar
keks August 4th, 2019-03:31
Really a fan of many panerai models... And this ceramic with green dial is no exception. Only problems for me is the 47mm... wish it was 40-42... in some cases even their 44mm works for me but above that very hard for me to adjust. 17.5cm wrist and 186cm tall yet I feel too small for 47mm...
Avatar
amanico August 4th, 2019-03:34
Here it is even worse with a 48 mm case!  
Avatar
keks August 4th, 2019-03:37
At a recent panerai event I tried this one...  New case material new blue dial... very pretty I thought... had it been smaller perhaps I would have placed an order for my first Pam... Really cool I thought: ... 
Avatar
amanico August 4th, 2019-03:38
I saw this one in the metal. Cool. But my feeling is that they made too many Submersible, lastly.  
Avatar
keks August 4th, 2019-03:57
Agree on that on many of their references... Still one ref which haunts me is the 192... if I ever get a first Pam this may be it... but want to try one first... or at least find out how much it weighs...
Avatar
amanico August 4th, 2019-04:15
I had it and stupidly sold it...  ... 
Avatar
keks August 4th, 2019-04:45
Looks so good this one...  Hope to encounter one someday...
Avatar
amanico August 4th, 2019-05:16
Doable.  
Avatar
aperna August 13th, 2019-16:12
Now that is something you don’t see every day!  
Avatar
amanico August 13th, 2019-22:30
Clearly.  
0-10-10

Load More Comments




 Next Article
image
amanico
Avatar

Jaeger Lecoultre Master Minute Repeater Titanium: 12th Birthday.

amanico
Avatar
31th of July 2007 / 31th of July 2019. 12 years, it's been 12 years that this Master Minute Repeater is on my wrist! It is not the oldest watch still present in my collection, but it is a magic and a cherished one. This is the kind of watch which was a fantasy which turned into reality. When it was released, in 2006, I was totally mad about it, thinking that I will never be able to find a solution to get one.


Go to top.

About US | Contact

© 2017 - WatchProZine