December 14, 2011
Here’s a first look at the new Panerai Radiomir 10 Days GMT watch aka PAM 391, a boutique-only offering. While somewhat similar to the PAM 323, this watch has a brown sandwich dial, a.m./p.m. indicator and linear power reserve meter. Which brings us to our next point, which is that this watch annoys me because I think the power reserve (“10 days”) is a stupid thing to tout on an automatic mechanical watch. Unless it is a manual wind, we operate under the assumption that power reserve is more or less irrelevant. Same goes for the PAM 323. As long as you are wearing the watch then it is constantly being wound/re-powered, and thus I find that “power reserve” is only truly meaningful for manual-wind watches — certainly not in need of its own gauge on the dial. Only 300 pieces made world wide.
words by Kyle Stults