Panerai 1950 - PAM 127 47mm
I’ve seen my photos float of the ‘Fiddy’ around the net since I took these and shared them with a friend in 2007. I re-blogged that first image just the other day. I figured it would be best to put them out as a collection together. Had the opportunity to photograph the Panerai ‘Fiddy’ in 2007, very impressive watch, that is a very large piece. 47mm casing, with manual winder and the signature Panerai crown guard. This Panerai was unique in it’s size, and with the large bubble synthetic sapphire crystal that distorts the time markers at the edges ever so slightly, and give it almost an appearance of the acrylic crystals of the past. It has the now obligatory clear synthetic sapphire caseback to reveal the decorated Côtes de Genève movement. I actually think the “E” series that this 127 belongs too had some pretty lazy movement decoration on Panerai’s part, but still looks speccy I guess.
Check out the full size versions on my 500px here.
Taken with a Canon 20D, and the old pre-USM Canon 100mm f2.8 macro.
Sydney • September 2007 • © Nathan Rodger