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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Luminor Submersible 1950 2500m 3 Days Automatic Titanio – 47mm & 317 Strap series by Gunny

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PAM00364 with 317 Strap Series and Ring made by L´invitta legione with the seal of XMas and two bracelets makes in Onix and Lava volcano stones.

Officine Panerai have released another 2500m diving beast The new Luminor Submersible 1950 2500M 3 Days Automatic Titanio, PAM00364 was released as part of Panerai’s ‘Special Editions’ collection unveiled at SIHH 2013. The new PAM 364 is Panerai’s third model with such a depth-rating. Panerai’s first 2500m diver was the PAM 194 followed by the PAM 285 in 2009.

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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

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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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Anatolia Aged Green Strap for Bronzo

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This strap made by Cengiz Seker (Anatolia Straps) are made in Cow Leather painted and aged by hand in vegetable green color with size 26/26 140/85mm in triple folder format.

The bucke is made in flat format by Altan Ongun. Stitching with bronzo thread.

The price are: 149Euros with Buckle and Shipping included.

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Arillo Grey Strap by Gunny, “Return to the innocence”

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Recently we are seeing many straps with fancy designs, beautiful, modern, new trends, the world of straps is a new hurricane is all for such innovations. But many times we need,  any strap more typical for not stolen protagonism to the watch, without losing the quality an wearing a good wrist strap.

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“Arillo Grey” Strap, 26mm

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Panerai PAM00508 Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days ​Ceramic & Vintage Strap Nº 23 by Pirate’s Straps

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The handmaker Pirate´s Straps made this strap is based in a Vintage straps used at Marina Militare (frogman) number matching/given to one of the operative Black Seals who wore the watch during underwater SLC (Pig SUB) missions. The strap have two issues number “18” and number “23”. There are different theories about the numbering of these straps, but the most acceptable is the numeration of equipment of each diver in the Navy Frogmans. Probably the first number assigned to this strap was the number 18, you can see that it was made by hand, then after reassign the number 23 in a more serious way. What are the reasons for the renumbering of this strap? by the soldier’s death? for a mistake? it is unknown .. will be the mystery of this historic strap.

Go to see this strap in detail…

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A review of some watches at the SIAR Europe 2016 Part II

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By: Erwan Grey Photographer

Now the meeting are with Vacheron Constantine, Cartier, and Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

The Grand Oeuvre (Reference 57260)

On 17th September of 2015 at a press event at its manufacture and headquarters in Plan-les-Ouates on the outskirts of Geneva, Vacheron Constantin unveiled the most complicated watch ever made. The double-dial portable mechanical timepiece has a total of 57 complications, by Vacheron’s count. Several of the complications are world firsts. (All 57 complications are listed at the end of this story.)

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