There was a transitional period at the end of the Pre V era, and at the moment when Cartier Vendome bought the brand ( March 1997 )
They bought the brands, and received, with the brand, the projects, and among them, the " Projetto Slytech ".
POY wrote szome very interesting thinghs about it, and if he comes by here, he will certainly share with us some of his informations, as he is one of the very few to know and to speak about what he knows.
In the Projetto Slytech, you had several watches which saw the light after March 1997.
We had the Pam 21, the Pam 36 / 40, the Submersible, for instance.
Some other watches were ordered by Panerai to a " Sous Traitant " (in French ) and came into Panerai Vendome Hands after March '97.
So was the case of the Blackseal Slytech.
It may also be the case with the watch pictured in your post, Sam.
Nicolas.This message has been edited by amanico on 2011-02-06 12:06:57