On Chronopassion’s Facebook page today, they posted a picture of a nicely patinaed Officine Panerai Bronzo PAM0038. The Bronzo was introduced at SIHH 2011, and so this particular piece has likely had about two years to darken and to corrode. Each subsequent year, the 47 mm bronze case, which is made of an alloy of copper and pure tin (CuSn8), will get greener and darker. For reference, here is what it looks like new.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one: watchmaking.