Panerai Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio PAM 852: Cover Story

With 2017 being the Year of The Rooster, it comes as no surprise that Panerai has once again presented a Sealand limited edition (of 99 pieces) hunter-case watch featuring the cockerel. [Editor’s note: More information on what hunter-case watches or open-face watches are can be found on Renaissance Watch Repair – www.pocketwatchrepair.com] As a hunter-case watch, it has a protective … More

Watches&Wonders 2015 – Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Titanio DLC 47mm PAM 629: Case in Point

Panerai’s Luminor 1950 3 Days Titanio DLC 47mm or PAM 629, launched at the recently concluded Watches&Wonders 2015 exhibition (30 September to 3 October 2015) and held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, marks yet another first for the “California” dial made famous by this brand. What is the California dial? The California dial is characterized by half-Arabic, … More

Panerai History & Legend Exhibition: Time as told

How well made was Officine Panerai’s Radiomir “8 Giorni Brevettato”? Nicknamed the Egiziano as it was supplied to the Egyptian military, this watch was made in 1956. The Egiziano, produced in very limited quantities (50 pieces), was used by the Egyptian military men right up to the 1980s. Said to be water-resistant to 200 metres, the success of the Egiziano … More

Panerai Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 44mm PAM00848: The Year of the Goat

At the September 2014 Watches&Wonders exhibition held in Hong Kong, Panerai’s PAM00848 Luminor Sealand 3 Days Automatic Acciciao 44mm was on display at its booth. Panerai’s Sealand timepieces are characterised by hinged covers that protect the dials and the artistic engravings. The year 2015 is the Year of the Goat and this explains the cover of the PAM00848 Sealand depicting … More

PAM 785 Special Edition Set: Panerai Luminor Black Seal 8 Days Acciaio DLC and Luminor Daylight 8 Days Acciaio – “Slytechs” without Slytech

While Hollywood action movie star Sylvester Stallone is best known for two leading characters, “Rocky Balboa” and “John Rambo”, in the movies, he is probably not as well remembered as “Kit Latura”, even for most hardcore Panerai fans. However, Panerai fans will be more familiar with the 1996 movie that Stallone played Latura: Daylight. This is simply because this particular … More

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM 587 Special Edition: For the Navy

The PAM 587 Panerai Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio in stainless steel launched at the September 2014 Watches & Wonders exhibition in Hong Kong features “historic details” like those once made for the Italian Navy. In the historical Radiomir divers’ wristwatch made by Panerai, its case diameter was 47mm thereby resulting in a large dial and with its … More

Boxy Brick Winders: Ticking Out of the Box

The fun in owning several single-unit type Boxy Brick Winders lies not just in having compact watch winders that are affordable but the choice of purchasing the quantity one requires and stacking these up just like a Lego brick structure. This explains the word “brick” found in this line of single-unit watch winders. The Boxy single brick winder features a … More

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph: About history and function

The look of Panerai’s Radiomir 1940 Chronographs which are part of the brand’s 2014 product line-up carries strong accents of vintage design. This is especially so with the tachymetre scale on the dial and the two sub-dial counters; one for the continuous sweep seconds at the nine o’clock position and the other for the 30-minute chronograph counter at the three … More