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http://www.thewatchbox.com So you missed the 2013 Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Ceramica PAM 508? And you're a lefty, so the huge crown guard of a 47mm Luminor is a no go. You're in luck, because the boutique-only Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Ceramica Destro PAM 607 is just the ticket. The PAM 607 is uber cool and uber rare. As in 50 units rare. And the model was distributed exclusively through the Florence and Honk Kong boutiques. And they're all sold out. But there's good news; thewatchbox.com has one, unworn in the box, with all Panerai factory accessories. It's immaculate and ready to grace the wrist of a lucky southpaw Panerista. As with the celebrated PAM 508, the PAM 607 combines the best of Panerai's 47mm "1950" Submersible case and adds the scratch-dodging resilience of black ceramic. Owners of luxury watches with PVD black finishes know how quickly a beauty can become a beast when scratches and scuffs mar the delicate finish. With the PAM 607, that nightmare is a thing of the past. The Panerai Ceramic material is as tough as a sapphire crystal and laughs at all but catastrophic blows and diamond tools. Panerai compounds the advantage by crafting the unidirectional diver's bezel and he entire crown guard from the same tough stuff as the case. Inside, an automatic Panerai caliber P.9000 provides a rugged and accurate heartbeat for the PAM 607. The three-day power reserve is a notable convenience for those who own a rotation of watches and prefer to avoid constant rewinding when a watch sits for a day or two. The P.9000 also features a useful independent hour hand adjustment that facilitates easy correction when traveling between time zones. This refinement also drives the date wheel backwards and forwards as needed with no hazard to the movement. A rugged free-sprung architecture with a burly full balance bridge ensures durability and accuracy in equal measure. Be advised: with all units of the PAM 607 sold out, the 50 examples produced are likely to find permanent homes in the collections of Paneristi die-hards. They aren't likely to change hands often. thewatchbox.com is able to offer this PAM 607 - the only one on the market - thanks to its exceptional connections in the Paneristi community. Once it's gone, expect a long wait before the next of these southpaw sea monsters surfaces... Video and content by Tim Mosso.