On January 23, 2019, the Artcurial auction house photographed an extremely rare Panerai Radiomir ‘TypeA’ Ref.6152 watch (No. 116) at the Monaco Yacht Club. The watch was originally owned by Rear Admiral AmedeoVesco who participated in the MASFlotilla commando during World War II. It was valued at 80,000 to 120,000 euros before the auction, and the final transaction price reached 226,000 euros (about 1.73 million yuan).
This watch has a 47 mm diameter steel pincushion case with a screw-down winding crown and case back. The black dial is decorated with Arabic numerals, stick hour markers and fluorescent hands, and engraved with ‘RADIOMIRPANERAI’. Built-in Rolex movement, this movement contains 15 gems and is retouched in Geneva.
In the early 1950s, Ref. 6152 replaced the legendary Ref. 3646. Regardless of its provenance, technical and aesthetic characteristics, Ref. 6152 has historical significance in all aspects, and is therefore welcomed by many collectors. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)