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Panerai will be representing at the London Design Fesitval 2013

by amitdevhanda

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There is no secret that Panerai has come a long way not just in the watch industry but as a global icon for design. Panerai was started in 1860 and once supplied the Royal Italian Navy with precise instruments such as depth gauges. Their designs were kept top secret until the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.

Panerai watches today are designed, developed in manufactured in their Neuchatel Manufactory in Switzerland where they  proudly execute the seamless integration of their passion for Italian History and Design Language combined with Swiss technical innovation. These core principals are the reason Panerai will be participating and presenting the Panerai London Design Medal at the London Design Festival from September 14-22, 2013.

This is a great way for the brand to exhibit their values to a different audience and create awareness for the brands identity. “It is an honor to be able to put our name to an award that recognises consistent and admirable contribution to as well as excellence, within the design industry.” Officine Panerai.

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Panerai Box

by amitdevhanda

Hey People,

Ever wanted to know what a Panerai Box looks like and what’s in it? Please click the play button below.

 

I want to thank you all!

by amitdevhanda

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I am so grateful to all my fans and followers of this blog, Twitter and Facebook for your support and comments and helping me achieve over 150,000 views on YouTube for the video underneath entitled “How to buy your first Panerai watch?”I couldn’t have done it without your loyal commitment and interest and everyday I am striving to write newer and better content to educate you all with passion and conviction.

Thank you

Amit Dev Handa

The Panerai PAM00111 will evolve into the PAM00510

by amitdevhanda

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Panerai PAM00111

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Panerai PAM00510

I think its safe to say that I have a mild obsession with Panerai watches. This is the only brand that I can say I have owned more than two different models of. I have owned a total of 5 Panerai watches since my fixation started in 2002. Today, I only have one watch and that is the coveted  Panerai PAM00372.

I have closely followed Panerais journey since the very beginning. I am extremely impressed with their commitment to pushing the envelope by releasing new novelties, digging deep into the archives to revive some sleeping giants, and using innovation to stay in-house and current while maintaining brand identity.

The watch that started it all for Panerai and was the icon from the beginning is the Panerai PAM00111. This is the watch that was used in all their original ad campaigns from Day 1. The Luminor Marina is to Panerai as the Submariner is to Rolex. Even though the PAM00111 is very much in the current Panerai collection, this watch will be phased out and replaced with an entirely new reference number, movement, dial and strap , known as the PAM00510.  The current PAM00111 has a hand wound movement, a sandwich dial, 44 mm stainless steel case, and is fitted on a tan strap, and retails for $6,800.

The new Pam00510 will retail for only $400 more than the current PAM00111, at a retail of $7,200, which is impressive considering it has an entirely new movement which is entirely in-house and manufactured by Panerai. This is a historic and technical milestone for Panerai, because it’s the first time that Panerai will be using the new P5000 hand wound 8 day movement in any of their watches. The only thing I am not crazy about on this watch is that above the six o’clock position, between where Panerai is written on the dial, they have decided to write 8 days. This definitely changes the aesthetic of the dial completely and doesn’t look as clean as the PAM00111, but only time will tell what the reception  to this will be. Personally, I am a less is more kind of guy, but some people may actually like this new addition to the dial. This watch is also fitted with a new black strap with contrasting white stitching. Hopefully, this watch should deliver before the holidays around Christmas time 2013.

Today, Panerai is 70% manufactured in-house movements 30% other movements. The new PAM00510 is the next logical step that will assist Panerai in becoming 100% in house manufacturer within the next few years. Those of you who want a piece of early Panerai still can with the Panerai PAM00111. It will only be around for a little while longer, I guarantee that once its discontinued and sold out, it will become seriously collectible.

Technical Specs for the Panerai PAM00111

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XI calibre, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Swan’s neck regulator. Power reserve 56 hours. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. It is tested and certified by C.O.S.C.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds.

CASE

Diameter 44 mm, AISI 316L Polished steel.

BEZEL

Polished steel.

BACK

See-through sapphire crystal.

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(protected as a trademark) Brushed steel.

DIAL

Black with luminous Arabic numerals and markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock.

CRYSTAL

Sapphire, formed of corundum, 3.5 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

WATER-RESISTANCE

30 bar (~300 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised leather strap and large size steel buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai

Retail $6,800

Watch Concierge Video

by amitdevhanda

Hey watch fanatics. This is Amit Dev Handa, your personal Luxury Timepiece Concierge.  Have you ever wanted to buy a watch and not sure how to go about it? Well, the time has come when you need to get your very own personal Luxury Timepiece Concierge. What is a Luxury Timepiece Concierge? You will just have to play the video to find out.

The Panerai PAM00233 is the unsung hero in their collection

by amitdevhanda

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Panerai PAM00233- Luminor 1950 8 Day GMT

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wrist shot of the Panerai PAM00233

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The caseback and movement

2006 was a land mark yer for Panerai. You could say they had their horological bar mitzvha, going from regular pedestrian movements to in-house manufactured movements that year.

The watch that really kicked it off and is a symbol of the progression of their evolution is the PAM0233 -Luminor 1950 8 Day GMT.  This watch took the 1950 case in a 44 mm diameter in a brushed stainless steel case, a sandwich dial with engraved Arabic numerals for the ultimate throwback to vintage, a linear 8 day power reserve indicator and an in-house 8 day P2002 manual wind movement for a modern day engine.

To me, the PAM00233 is the unsung hero of the entire Panerai collection because it truly embodies what the company stands for today from a historic and modern-day perspective and has the two most useful complications in the industry of power reserve and second timezone.

Over the last 7 years, The PAM00233 has undergone some subtle but important changes including in 2007, a new case back with the OP logo engraving and in 2009 the day/night disc was changed out to a much more legible am/pm indicator making the dial look cleaner and not as crowded. This watch is fitted with an Italo/Tunnel strap which is unique to this watch only.

I am very partial to the 1950 47 mm case because I love the vintage aspect, but I must say even though the PAM00233  is a 44 mm case this watch is extremely comfortable and is the perfect juxtaposition between modern, vintage and classic. To their credit, it is a real testament to Panerai and their quest for digging deep to ensure their relevance in the watch world.

Technical Detail for the PAM00233

MOVEMENT

Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2002 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 6.6 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days with linear indicator, three barrels, seconds reset device. 247 components.

FUNCTIONS

Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, 24h indicator, linear power reserve indicator, seconds reset.

 

CASE

Diameter 44 mm, AISI 316L  brushed steel.

BEZEL

Polished steel.

BACK

See-through sapphire crystal.

DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN

(protected as a trademark) Brushed steel.

DIAL

Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock.

CRYSTAL

Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

WATER-RESISTANCE

10 bar (~100 metres).

STRAP

PANERAI personalised calf strap and large-size brushed steel buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable rubber strap and a steel screwdriver.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai

Retail $14,900