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Luminor Sealand Jules Verne

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The Watch Quote™ - June 29th, 2005

This year, to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Jules Verne, Panerai is bringing out a limited edition of the ultimate version of its famous Sealand: the “Luminor Jules Verne Sealand” PAM00216. Based on the design of the legendary Luminor Marina, the “Jules Verne Sealand” joins the very exclusive clan of special “Sealand” series created in 2002 for James Purdey & Sons, the gun builders.

"Luminor Sealand Jules Verne"

the latest in a much sought-after series

Since their launch date in 2002, the ultra-limited Panerai Officine Sealand series have been much prized by collectors and enthusiasts of the brand. Lovers of refinement take non-conformism to extremes by wearing a wristwatch that hides its true vocation, to tell you the time, under its cover.

A short history: the Sealand limited editions

Originally created for Purdey & Sons, the gun builders, all Sealand models have a case cover engraved by hand, like a luxury rifle.

Sealand References
  • PAM00076 (Black Seal),
  • PAM00152 (Woodcock),
  • PAM00153 (4 Birds),
  • PAM00154 (Lion),
  • PAM00155 (Flowers),
  • PAM00813 (Tiger),
  • PAM00814 (Elephant),
  • PAM00815 (Lion).
Note that only the PAM00076 Black Seal and PAM00216 Jules Verne are not in the Purdey collections, but are nevertheless Panerai limited editions.

PAM 00076 B
PAM 00076 B
PAM 00152 B
PAM 00152 B
PAM 00153 B
PAM 00153 B
PAM 00154 B
PAM 00154 B
PAM 00155 B
PAM 00155 B
PAM 00813 B
PAM 00813 B
PAM 00814 B
PAM 00814 B
PAM 00815 B
PAM 00815 B

Special “Sealand” editions: breathtakingly fine engravings

A watch constructed in the Panerai spirit

Faithful to the spirit of Panerai, the new ”Jules Verne Sealand” remains true to its origins. Its robust framework, beautifully worked cover and exceptional legibility have made the Sealand a timepiece truly designed for pleasure and ready for adventure.

The “Jules Verne Luminor Marina,” a watch that remains true to its origins

The Jules Verne Sealand

Watch and work of art

More than merely watches, more even than a Panerai, the Sealand series are produced to be true works of art. Hand engraved, in very limited editions, every Sealand watch is unique.

Detail of an incomparable engraving

On the wrist

An original watch and an object of desire, the Jules Verne Sealand limited edition of 100 is also a source of endless surprise. Produced with extreme finesse, every touch of the cover of our Sealand is a pleasure. As for the rest, Panerai’s legendary reliability can handle that…

Technical details

  • Case: Diameter 44 mm, in brushed stainless steel
  • Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding, exclusive Panerai caliber OP III, 13 lignes, 21 rubies, personalized Panerai bridges and oscillating weight. Single-metal Glucidor balance wheel, 28,800 vibrations per hr. Incabloc anti-shock system. Autonomy 42 hrs. Swiss Certificate of Official Chronometry (Control Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, C. O. S. C.)
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small second, date
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Case back: steel screws
  • Water resistant: 300 meters
  • Bracelet: Louisiana Alligator

  • Constructor’s reference: PAM00216 (limited edition 100 examples)

  • Retail price tax included: 11 500 euros

  • On sale from: October 2005

Opinion of The Watch Quote

A true collector’s item that can be worn every day. A work of art that will delight enthusiasts of the brand as well as those who like to stand out from the crowd. Not to be ignored: It’s also worth noting that the Jules Verne Sealand is a very worthwhile investment, and will always be sought after by collectors.

Strong points

  • Rarity
  • Personality, character
  • Finish
  • Exceptional engraving work

Weak points
  • Rarity
  • Price

Our Rating: *****

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We would like to thank Monsieur Angelo Bonati and Panerai France for their invaluable assistance, which has enabled us to share our passion with you.

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