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An amazing night with Panerai Las Vegas

by amitdevhanda

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The Invitation

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Once you open the invitation

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Panerai PAM00508 Submersible Ceramica

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Panerai PAM00507 Bronzo Power-Reserve

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Panerai PAM00446 Tourbillion Pocket Watch

I have had the honor and privilege of attending many watch events all over the world throughout the years. There are only a handful that really stick out in my mind as being truly memorable, connective and enjoyable. Last evening, June 15, 2013, was one of those events that really made an impact that I will never forget.

By now, we all know that I am a Panerai fiend. Last week, I was invited by the best boutique in Las Vegas for 2013, Panerai, to an exclusive by invitation only event at the Nobu Towers at Caesars Palace. This event was done first class from top to bottom.

The event was held at a private two-floor suite with a total of twenty five people. 12 collectors flew in from all over the world to participate in this very classy yet casual event. Panerai used this medium to kick off and celebrate the novelties of 2013 presented at SIHH in Geneva Switzerland back in January.

Also in attendance, besides the incredible staff of the Panerai Las Vegas Boutique, was North American Director of Retail, Jean-Bernard Diez who was incredibly gracious, down to earth and engaging.

What I loved most about this event was not only did Panerai showcase the new watches being released, but celebrated their collectors and made them feel a part of something very special unique and exclusive. The suite was beautifully  transformed into a very chique watch salon, with food prepared by world-renowned sushi house Nobu, while the drinks were flowing in abundance, as collectors were mingling and trying on the novelties and creating an amazing energy around the brand by their in-depth passionate conversations and humor.

I have never seen a watch brand evoke so much emotion, passion and connection as Panerai. From my experience, collectors stay for the food and drink and then leave as soon as there is no more food and drink to be had. In this case, collectors wanted to stay longer and talk more and hang out together, The event started around 7pm and everybody left around almost 1 in the morning.

Unlike other events from the past, this event proved that the product was definitely the hero.  The new product for 2013 is absolutely amazing. Collectors responded very well to it. Many pictures and wrist shots were taken. Subsequently, I am sure orders we already placed.  I was very impressed with the new Submersible Bronzo Power Reserve, PAM00507, retails for $13,200, which is strange because I didn’t really think I would like it.  What I really came to see was it’s darker brother, PAM00508 , the 1950 Submersible Ceramica. retails for $17,500.  I liked it, but was not overly impressed to be honest. The watch looks smaller in an all black finish and the strap is tapered, making this watch look less stealth and masculine. Even though both watches are exactly the same size of 47 mm, the Bronzo feels bigger, looks more historic and just has a more versatile aesthetic over all. Other pieces on hand, included the new PAM00510, which will eventually replace the iconic PAM00111, as well as the new Regatta Flyback in Titanium with 1950 case, PAM00526 and many others.

I would like to sincerely thank Gari Arevalo, Panerai Las Vegas Boutique Manager and his entire staff for putting on an incredibly stellar event second to none, which brought together collectors from all over the world, to experience Panerai on an intimate level, like they have never experienced before.

Get Ready for the Panerai PAM00508 1950 Submersible 47 mm Ceramica!

by amitdevhanda

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Just when I thought black ceramic watches were dead, Panerai brings it back from the dead and knocks it out of the park with the release of PAM00508 at this years SIHH in Geneva Switzerland.  What is the PAM00508? This is a beast of a watch! This 47 mm Submersible 1950 Ceramica which is the Epitome of a real mans watch with balls and guts!

The case of this watch is a 47 mm and made out of black ceramic as is the bezel which is anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals. While the caseback of the watch screws down and is made out of titanium which is hardened black coated for ultimate reinforcement and durability.

This watch boasts the P9000 in house calibre automatic 3 day movement as its engine. This movement is technical reliable and can take a beating just like the watch. The only problem I see with this watch is that its limited, practically sold out and it wont deliver for another year which means I can’t get one. This watch is sure to become extremely collectible and at over $17,000 retail it amazes me the that the demand still outweighs the supply.

Technical Information

MOVEMENT Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾  lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 197 components.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

CASE Diameter 47 mm, black ceramic.
BEZEL Black ceramic anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.
BACK Screw, titanium with special hard black coating.

DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN (protected as a trademark) Black ceramic.
DIAL Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
CRYSTAL Sapphire, made of corundum, 4 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE 30 bar (~ 300 metres).

STRAP PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal titanium buckle with special hard black coating. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.