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

Rolex Panerai 3646: Rare because few dared

There is a nice history to Panerai wristwatches and it dates back to the 1930s when the company began supplying diver’s wristwatches to the Italian Royal Navy. Among the early watches was the Rolex Panerai 3646 which is powered by the manual-winding Calibre 618 based on the Cortébert movement and cases supplied by Rolex. The 47mm Rolex Panerai 3646 seen … More

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM 532 Paneristi Forever: when Panerai is Forever

Not only does Panerai’s PAM00532 “Paneristi Forever” give due recognition to the Paneristi, an online community of fans who share information and images about the brand found on, this particular timepiece also scores highly in terms of timing simply because it was launched at the Watches&Wonders exhibition in late September 2013 in Hong Kong. [To find out more about … More

SPOT ON: The power of the colour orange

So how was the recently concluded annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) held in Geneva at the end of January 2013? From what we observed during the watch fair, artistic pieces stood out even more for us this year. Interestingly, one colour also caught our attention – orange. Coincidentally, we spotted a butterfly with an orange spot on … More