First report, first thoughts on SIHH...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/paneristi/
Forum rules
Welcome to Paneristi.com, the worlds largest and oldest Panerai enthusiast website, since 2000. Here you can communicate with other Paneristi from around the world, learn about get-togethers, research the history of the brand and search the archives for information on your favorite watches. You can also use our fora to buy and sell your Panerai watches and accessories.

Please take a moment to review the site rules and have fun!
Treat others as you would like to be treated. We promote dignity, respect and sensitivity to others as a keystone of this Forum.
Posts on Paneristi.com are permanent. Users do not have the ability to delete or edit their posts, so please use caution and consider the ramifications of your message when posting.
Paneristi.com does not tolerate obscenity, trolling, hateful or racist commentary or personal attacks.
Anonymous posts are subject to deletion without notice. Please use your Network 54 login when posting and leave a legitimate email address.
Paneristi.com provides fora for the selling and buying of Panerai watches and accessories only. Moderators do not engage in these transactions, and all posters are encouraged to perform their own due diligence when entering into a transaction (buying tips). Paneristi.com does not endorse or promote any sellers on this site. All transactions are solely at your own risk.
Paneristi.com is a non-commercial venture for its owners and moderators. Please do not use the site for promotion of any commercial enterprises.
Links to outside sites are permitted, provided the destination link comports with the non-commercial purpose of Paneristi.com. Examples of links that are not allowed: links to auction sites, sales fora, watch/strap sellers and other commercial sites.
Charity posts may only be made with prior approval of the Moderators.
If you have a question, please email a Moderator.

First report, first thoughts on SIHH...

Gu5h
Paneristi
Gu5h
Paneristi
Joined: January 25th, 2009, 1:15 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:13 pm #1

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Reply
Like
Share

oyster21
Paneristi
oyster21
Paneristi
Joined: November 27th, 2007, 12:13 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:19 pm #2

Nt
Reply
Like
Share

Jpvfx
Paneristi
Jpvfx
Paneristi
Joined: April 8th, 2006, 1:23 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:19 pm #3

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH



Reply
Like
Share

GatsbyTheRat
Paneristi
Joined: November 15th, 2006, 7:44 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:21 pm #4

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
But wayyyy too much watch porn tonight



________________________________
It is a happy circumstance that when nature gives us true burning desires, she also gives us the means to satisfy them
- E. Seykota
Reply
Like
Share

scuderia-f1
Paneristi
Joined: April 27th, 2008, 4:46 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:23 pm #5

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Anders, Stockholm Sweden.
PAM 212 J
Sjöö-Sandström Racing Chronograph
Reply
Like
Share

emjay23
Paneristi
emjay23
Paneristi
Joined: April 4th, 2010, 5:10 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:23 pm #6

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Great report! gives me more reason to work harder and save up!

Winners in my book!
Reply
Like
Share

nafai23
Paneristi
nafai23
Paneristi
Joined: March 11th, 2006, 7:11 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:23 pm #7

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
399, wow!!
Reply
Like
Share

dralhc
Paneristi
dralhc
Paneristi
Joined: September 1st, 2008, 11:19 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:24 pm #8

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
on the 425 domed or flat like the 232. I think that alone will change how the piece feels.

__________________________
Andy from the land of the long white cloud.
Reply
Like
Share

expat-oz
Paneristi
expat-oz
Paneristi
Joined: April 30th, 2006, 7:08 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:27 pm #9

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
but i loved the post. well done sir, eagerly awaiting more!

bo

Reply
Like
Share

CPDay
Paneristi
CPDay
Paneristi
Joined: December 16th, 2010, 8:03 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:32 pm #10

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Thanks Gush.....nt
Reply
Like
Share

wilmsenm
Paneristi
wilmsenm
Paneristi
Joined: January 6th, 2008, 6:16 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:33 pm #11

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Wow - the comparison shots are great! (nt)
Reply
Like
Share

RalfG.
Paneristi
RalfG.
Paneristi
Joined: February 20th, 2005, 11:14 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:33 pm #12

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
__________________________

regards

Ralf aka Campsbay

Reply
Like
Share

em227
Paneristi
em227
Paneristi
Joined: December 31st, 2011, 11:57 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:38 pm #13

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Although in terms of pieces that are obtainable (to me), the 422 and 372 still have it.
Reply
Like
Share

steveroadking
Paneristi
Joined: July 25th, 2007, 11:43 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:41 pm #14

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Very interesting:) It's the Year of the Rad!

"Life's an adventure, you might as well wear a Panerai"
Steve (steveroadking)
270,249,305,339,390,BBQ360



Richardson Hwy, Valdez, Alaska-- The Brooks Range via Dalton Hwy Alaska--Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Arctic Ocean Alaska--Dawson Cr, Mile Marker '0' Alaska Canadian Hwy Alberta Canada--Yukon Territory, Al Can Highway--Crossing the Yukon River via The George Black Ferry from Dawson City--Poker Creek, population 2, furthest northern border crossing in Alaska. The Forty Mile River Region/Top Of The World Highway







Reply
Like
Share

tchoo
Paneristi
tchoo
Paneristi
Joined: December 27th, 2004, 12:44 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:44 pm #15

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
... quite timely for me personally as I was wondering about the Rads ... Panerai has really outdone themselves with some great pieces this year...

The 399 especially.....

Cheers!

TC
Reply
Like
Share

Barts27
Paneristi
Barts27
Paneristi
Joined: December 25th, 2009, 1:30 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:46 pm #16

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
[/IMG]
Reply
Like
Share

paulharrismichigan
Paneristi
Joined: December 11th, 2005, 11:49 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:46 pm #17

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
If only my wrist and wallet were large enough to handle 399 & 398... They are just fantastic!
Reply
Like
Share

alexhyy
Paneristi
alexhyy
Paneristi
Joined: October 15th, 2008, 8:31 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:50 pm #18

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Cheers
Alex




Reply
Like
Share

action--dan
Paneristi
Joined: October 21st, 2009, 4:45 pm

January 16th, 2012, 12:51 pm #19

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Great Job! Contact me when you got the time. Thanks. n/t
Reply
Like
Share

gerardito
Paneristi
gerardito
Paneristi
Joined: August 7th, 2006, 9:49 am

January 16th, 2012, 12:57 pm #20

I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

[/IMG]

Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH
Love the real life shots. I must say the 424 looks disappointing in reality. The remaining Rads are awesome
Reply
Like
Share