The Panerai PAM 398 is one of Officine Panerai’s most beautiful SIHH 2012 offerings. Housed in a 47mm polished red gold Radiomir case, the PAM398 features a striking brown vintage-style dial with sub seconds at the 9 o’clock position.
The Panerai 398 is a special edition piece (100 units) that is powered by OP’s hand-wound OP XXVII calibre, base Minerva 16-17 movement. The gold hands and tobacco dial are protected by a 3.0mm thick plexiglas crystal, while the Minerva movement is visible through a sapphire crystal display back.
As with the PAM 399, the big disappointment with the PAM 398 is the water resistance rating of only 30 meters.