There’s something about Panerais which has always had a grip on me, despite my particular tastes, but the latest Luminor California 8 Days DLC is simply stunning, in no small part because of its minimalist dial.
I don’t care for the strap, but those are easy to sort out — there are many beautiful alternatives out there.
It will reportedly go on sale for €7900 / $9250.
This beautiful set was shown yesterday at ‘Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie’ in Geneva. And that’s not all that was worth seeing from Panerai… Personally I’d go for one of the new Radiomirs.
Believe me, I know how you feel. You have built up a respectable timepiece collection. Your collection includes a few fairly expensive pieces — possibly a Rolex Submariner or an Omega Planet Ocean, but something is missing. You realize it when you’re at a cocktail and some guy shows up wearing a Panerai Luminor. Sure, there are many more expensive pieces at this cocktail- plenty of Rolex Daytona and a couple of Patek Philippe Aquanaut pieces. But that Panerai steals the show. It looks…awesome. You don’t know exactly which model it was, but you know you cannot rest until you have your own Panerai.
His words express my thoughts perfectly.
Corinne Gretler for Bloomberg:
Swiss watch exports had their biggest decline in six years in October, led by a 39 percent slump in shipments to Hong Kong, the industry’s largest market.
I have an Apple Watch. My wife has an Apple Watch. So does her sister and many of my friends. But I also have a nice mechanical watch at home, hidden from sight while I work on my fitness and health, trying to close the circles each day.
I was at London Heathrow yesterday and I happened to come across a shop which had Panerai’s among many other fine brands. Now I desperately want one. I don’t know why, but I simply love these precise mechanical pieces of art.