Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Panerai Opens 50th Officine Panerai Boutique!!! Naples, Florida

50th Officine Panerai Boutique Opens
Located in Naples, Florida

Panerai just opened their 50th boutique located on Florida's gulf coast in Naples, Florida. The new store is beautiful and filled with nautical accents, coupled with beautiful Italian furniture.

The main wall in the new Panerai boutique features the standard Luminor Panerai Clock that every Panerai Boutuique features. The Clock has a sandwich dial design with real Super-Lumnova!!! How cool is that!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Luminor Panerai Preview Reference PAM00372

Luminor Panerai Preview
47MM Reference PAM00372

I am working on a super-detailed review of the Luminor Panerai 372, which is probably my favorite modern Panerai. I thought I would share some preview shots with you of this super cool watch!!!

Just in case you were wondering, I took the photos above at The Palace Of Fine Arts, located in the San Francisco Marina.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bill Clinton Panerai Luminor GMT PAM00089

Bill Clinton
42nd President of the United States

 Brushed Titanium Luminor Panerai 
 44MM Reference PAM00089 GMT
Limited Edition of 2500 Pieces

Black PVD Luminor Panerai

For The Love Of Paneristi
Black PVD Luminor Panerai
44MM Panerai PAM360

Panerai made a special limited edition of 300 units named the PAM360 exclusively for members of The watch has the Luminor Panerai designation of the dial as well as the classic Officine Panerai logo. The watch also has a black PVD coating with matching black hands. This model is one of the most sought-after, desirable Panerai watches today, and is this watch good looking or what!?! 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bruce Willis Panerai PAM 384

...Panerai Coolness...

Bruce Willis

Cover of GQ Magazine February 2013
Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Ceramica 
 Reference PAM00384

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chad's Luminor Marina

...Snow Shot Of The Day...

Chad's Luminor Marina
40MM Automatic PAM 048

Chad sent in this great photo of his new Panerai and said:


I know from being a long-time Jake's Rolex Blog reader that you're always looking for great photos to use. 

Just took some pictures of my first PAM and latest acquisition, which is a 40mm PAM 048, which is perfect for my 6.5 inch wrist.

Chad Flanigan

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sir Sean Connery

...Panerai Super-Coolness...

Sir Sean Connery
Panerai Reference PAM00190 @ The 2012 U.S. Open

Sir Sean Connery attended the 2012 U.S. Tennis Open to root for his fellow Scotsman, Andy Murray who went on to win the U.S. Open Tennis Championship for men's singles. In the photos below we see Sir Sean Connery sporting his Panerai PAM00190. 

Sir Sean Connery
The "Original" James Bond

What is more classic than Sean Connery and Panerai! Of course, Sean Connery is most famous for playing the original James Bond...and as Carly Simon sang, "Nobody does it better." 

So what is the big deal about Sean Connery wearing his Panerai in the photos above? Sean Connery is renowed or, should I say revered, for wearing his Rolex Submariner when he debuted as James Bond in Nr. No., thus it is supremely profound that he ended up, in his eighties, wearing Panerai.

I have written extensively about the James Bond Rolex Story on Jake's Rolex World, and I wrote a fascinating super-detailed thirteen-part story named "The Complete History Of James Bond Watches, Including ALL Watches Worn In All James Bond Movies–The Definative Guide."

The photo below of Sir Sean Connery shows him raging like a Rock Star in the Bahamas, while sporting his Radiomir Panerai PAM 190. This photo was taken by Wheaton at the annual party Sir Sean Connery and his wife have every year for their friends.

Toshi took the Photos below which shows the same Panerai Reference model Sean Connery is wearing.

The reverso, of the the Panerai PAM 190 has a sapphire crystal that shows the beautiful 8 Day movement, and in the upper right hand corner we see the 8 Days Power Reserve Indicator. 

In case (pun not intended) you are not familiar with the 8 Days model, it is a manual-wind watch, and when it is completely wound, its mainspring can store enough energy to keep the watch going for 8 days straight, thus the Power Reserve Indicator shows how many days of stored energy are in reserve. 

In the photo below, we see it has just over 6 days of power reserve left, which means it will keep going for 8 days without needing to be wound.

The Panerai PAM 190 was offered as a limited edition from 2004 to 2006, with Panerai only making 2050 units total, and it has a movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre. In 2004 Panerai made 500 examples or this model with the G Series designation, and in 2005 they made 1000 unites with the "H" Series designation, and in 2006, they made 500 examples of this watch, with the "I" Series designation.

The PAM00268 replaced the PAM00190 in 2007, and the new model added the 8-Day Panerai movement, which placed the 8-Day Power Reserve indicator on the front of the watch on the dial.

This next photo below shows a Panerai PAM00190 on the same Panerai OEM strap that Sir Sean Connery is wearing in the photos above. The PAM 190 is 45MM in diameter and has wired lugs which can be removed with a very small screwdriver, when you want to change the strap.

This next photo, taken by Krieng  show what the lume pattern looks like when its glowing on the PAM 190. Notice on the seconds sub dial how only the 15, 30, 45 and 60 second markers are lumed.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

...Panerai Wrist Shot Of The Day...

...Panerai Wrist Shot Of The Day...

Adam Rockin' his 4 Liner

Friday, February 8, 2013

For The Love of Panerai Tanya's Beautiful Illustration

For The Love of Panerai
Tanya's Beautiful Panerai "PAM233 in Firenze" Illustration

Tanya and her husband Nick are fans of Jake's Panerai World, and Tanya, who is a Architect by trade, recently drew this stunning Panerai illustration and sent it in for me to share with you! Both Tanya and Nick are both 'into' watches, and they reside in Sydney, Australia. Tanya might complete some more cool illustrations for me in the future!!!

The image below is a crop that shows more detail from the image above. What a georgous illustation, with magnificent colors!!!

The photo below shows Tanya working on the illustration above.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ryan Seacrest

...Panerai Coolness...

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is an American radio personality, producer and Television host. These days he seem to be omnipresent, whether it was hosting the Dick Clark New Years Rockin' Eve Countdown, or hosting American Idol. Ryan Seacrest is renowned for having excellent taste...