A good old question: Panerai PAM 249 or 232?
Even though these 2 47 mm Radiomir share the same case, lugs, crown and movement ( UNITAS ), their dials and hands are very specific and give them a truly different personality.
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Black " California " dial and blue hands for the 249, brown Sandwich dial and shorter but fatter hands for the 232.
Both were issued in the same year ( 2004, if my memory serves me well ) and led many Paneristi to live a huge dilemma: Which one to choose?
I for one lived this dilemma, and went for the " Cali ". I don't regret my choice, but I think that getting both is the way to go, as they are very complementary.
If you had to choose only one, which one would be yours?
Curious to read your answers...