In 1943 Panerai began creating prototypes for it’s first chronograph watch. This watch would be called the ‘Mare Nostrum,’ which is Latin for ‘Our Sea,’ the traditional Roman name for the Mediterranean. This watch was meant to be used by deck officers of the Italian navy, but with the turmoil of the Italian Civil war, the watch never saw production. A Pre- Vendome revival of the case, as well as a few early pieces from the Richemont era were created, using drawings and production details from the Panerai archives. In 2005, what may be the only surviving version of the original Mare Nostrum surfaced and was acquired by Panerai. The PAM00300 is a faithful recreation of the original Mare Nostrum, including its 52mm case size, and was limited to 99 pieces.
Case Size: 52mm
Functions: Hours, minutes, sub seconds, chronograph