Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Panerai Coolness: Gavin Newsom Mayor of San Francisco

...Panerai Coolness... 

Gavin Newsom
Mayor of San Francisco
The Greenest City In The World

I was born and raised in San Francisco and Marin County, which is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. As a matter of fact, I went to Redwood High School in Larkspur, California with San Francisco's Mayor, Gavin Newson and we were in the same class. Gavin was on the Redwood baseball team and I was on the water polo team.

Recently I was watching a fascinating interview with Gavin and I noticed he was wearing a Panerai as pictured above and below. I am not certain which model Panerai watch Gavin wears, but it appears to be a 44mm PAM 104. I will ask him next time I see him. If you are not aware of the connection between Rolex and Panerai, you can learn about it by clicking here.

By the way, doesn't Gavin Newsom look like he is a Kennedy!?!

Update: David Worland from Australia wrote in to say:

"I'm pretty sure Gavin is wearing a Panerai 233. Domed crystal, with the power reserve tooth clearly visible. The tunnel black strap is also a feature of the that model. It has an in-house P2002 8 day movement. The 233 is manual wind. If it's an auto then it's a Pam 270. Same watch but with a rotor. Cheers...and contgrats to the Mayor for choosing such a fine in-house Panerai." –David

I was very impressed with Gavin Newsom's interview about the current and future state of San Francisco's green programs so I thought I would share it with you: