Panerai has long held a strong following in the island nation of Singapore. Back in 2011, it took the leap to open up the Panerai flagship boutique located within ION Orchard mall, in the heart of the city’s luxury retail center. A location that has since become a regular stop-by for all collectors of the brand.
Shy of a decade since the boutique was opened, Panerai has taken it upon itself to give the space a new lease of life with a fresh and inviting retail concept that will be rolled out progressively across all of their boutique global locations.
With the renovation now completed, the ION Orchard boutique is already to welcome fans of the brand back as it reopens in October of 2020. And in line with the occasion Panerai is paying tribute to the watch community in Singapore with the Luminor GMT ION Special Edition – 44mm (PAM01177).
The PAM1177 is a 44mm timepiece in stainless steel, with red accents — Singapore’s national color — used on the running seconds hand, the arrow tip on the GMT hand and as well on the crown. Subtle, but those in the know will be able to point out the special edition from a mile away.
Red is also the color on an additional strap that will be supplied with the watch in Caoutchouc (non-vulcanized rubber strap). This will be the first time Panerai will have issued an official strap in red. The black strap you see in the images here, is a black Ponte Vecchio calf leather strap, with white stitching and the Singapore crest debossed around the 6 o’clock position. The lion head crest also appears on the solid caseback of the watch. Another cool detail is on the protective lever of the crown, where you’ll find engraved, the word “Singapore.”
The 100-piece limited edition watch will be available exclusive at the ION Orchard boutique and is set to retail at SGD 13,850.
Self-winding Caliber P.9010; hours, minutes and small running seconds; GMT; 72-hour power reserve
44mm case in 316L steel, Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark) with dedicated “Singapore” engraving on the lever; solid caseback with Singapore’s national crest engraved; water resistant to 300m
Ponte Vecchio calf leather, black with white stitching, with trapezoidal pin buckle in brushed steel; additional rubber strap in red
Price and limitation
The Panerai Luminor GMT ION Special Edition – 44mm (PAM01177) is limited to 100 pieces and priced at SGD 13,850