Panerai PAM00390 & WWII LEGEND LSA1607056 Strap by L´invitta Legione (Gallery)

By Erwan Grey

The evolution from Radiomir to Luminor is completed. The Second World War having drawn to a close, the Florentine company continues the technical research begun at the start of the war, culminating in the development of the Luminor, characterized by the crown-protecting bridge, with reinforced wire lugs created from the same block of steel as the case, the cushion-shaped case as in the Radiomir 1940 and the flat, wider bezel. Nowadays the models with this case are known as Luminor 1950. The PAM00390 is one celebration of the heritage in Firenze Panerai times. Wellcome to the history with this amazing combo.

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If you are a lover of the straps with soul, and love the accurate with the history straps of Second World War, this strap are one good option. Maked with real swiss ammo leather and with one of the most beautiful finishing in work. The rest, better you see in pics.

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About “Submersible Series” from Panerai Watches

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FROM THE DEPHTS OF THE SEA (INTRODUCTION OF HIS HISTORY)

It was on a day sometime in March 1936 that the the Royal Italian Navy chose Officine Panerai’s Radiomir for the missions of its frogmencommandos. This new watch was the first professional military underwater watch in history. It combined water-resistance with another feature which made it truly unique in its field: the powerful luminosity in the dark, which meant that the dial was perfectly legible even in the most extreme underwater conditions in which the Italian frogmen operated. This watch is defined in military records as the “Radiomir”, a name identifying the model of the watch, but which was actually the original name of the self-luminous paste developed by Panerai to coat the figures and hands of its watches.

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Yes, I am PANERISTI

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Some say that bad times for the mark … Right now I am in Asia, one of the continents where Panerai has gained more followers “active” (GTG, technical meetings, activities, etc) ahead. I was flabbergasted to see as a “general stampede” has made many “Paneristi” have started to dump their pieces; the reason? the drop in market prices according to your comments. Okay, I can understand given that the investment of a collector can be very large, but it is really a Paneristi who sells watches because they are devaluing? (if this is true).

In my opinion, NO.

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Vintage “EG-111” by DStrap & Special weekend Content

By Erwan Grey Photographer

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This time I present to us any strap a bit special, being of all straps that have tested so far, the most flexible and comfortable I’ve ever had;  the EG-111 a strap born of a personal idea of its creator Olaf Lugten from DStrap for my reviews and posterior project book about the artisans & straps.

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“Tattoo” Strap Series by Gunny. The history

By: Erwan Grey Photographer

One of the reasons why I’m a fan straps Peter Gunny is the background that each one of them. Peter is an artist, and his mentality when manufacturing straps is not only the production of a material, but the production of a story that wear on the wrist with a watch.

The “Tattoo Series” strap is one of my favorites, and I‘ll explain for what.

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Tattoo Strap in a Panerai 243 (PAM00243) Watch

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Revolutionary Rolex.

By: Erwan Grey Photographer

Castro1The dichotomy of Communism is no better illustrated than the fact that legendary socialist revolutionaries Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and Fidel Castro both wore Rolex watches. In fact Fidel Castro wore a sport model Rolex Submariner when he overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista during the Cuban Revolution in 1959. In this image from the LIFE Magazine archives we see Submariner wearing Castro standing on the balcony of the Hilton Hotel with friends after his triumphant entry into Havana, Cuba.

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