History of Florence: Home of Panerai

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

We’ve covered many different aspects of the Officine Panerai legacy on this blog, but one thing we’ve never gotten to really touch on is the city that the brand originated in. Today we change that and explore the history of Italy’s finest city, and the birthplace of Officine Panerai. Continue reading ‘History of Florence: Home of Panerai’

The Regates Royales De Cannes! Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Ramps Up to Big Finale

2010 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

2010 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Panerai’s yachting experiences this year have been nothing short of remarkable, with over 80 yachts flying across some of the world’s most amazing seas. September 21st through the 28th is in fact the 11th and climactic stage of the circuit for this event’s tenth year race. Continue reading ‘The Regates Royales De Cannes! Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Ramps Up to Big Finale’

Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.5)

Torneau Time Dome in Las Vegas

Torneau Time Dome in Las Vegas

The weekend is here, and hopefully you’re still with us. It was a long weekend and we as a species deserve a well-timed break.  September’s wrapping up on us here real quick-like, and so is something we started looking into about a week ago… And that is, the timeline of watch history!!!  Looking back in the archive you’ll see parts 1-4 and here today is part 5 which will be the final part until some more crazy advances are made in the realm of watchmaking.  We pick right back up in the… Continue reading ‘Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.5)’

Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.4)

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

All week we’ve been tracing a timeline of the history of the watch. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we travelled up to where we are now (1929) and only a century or so out from today we investigate other huge moments in the history of watchmaking! Continue reading ‘Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.4)’

PAM00297 Review and Analysis

PAM00297

PAM00297

This Luminor GMT – 44mm is established by a number of unique factors. This design actually has a second time zone to it, which makes it unique, but it also combines the usual date, impermeable and polished case. Continue reading ‘PAM00297 Review and Analysis’

Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.3)

Charles-Lindbergh-1927-BE-007

Charles-Lindbergh-1927

Without further ado, we continue our quest…

Year: 1770 –  The man of the hour, Abraham-Louis Perrelet, manages to invent a self-winding mechanism, which until now was completely unheard of. Continue reading ‘Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.3)’

Timeline of the History of Watches (Pt.2)

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George Graham

Us here at DaLuca? We’re still hammering out that timeline of key events in the history of watchmaking. If you missed yesterday’s article (Timeline of the history of Watches (Pt. 1)) here’s a link to it, folks. Shall we continue?

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Timeline of the history of Watches (Pt. 1)

The earliest dated watch known, from 1530

The earliest dated watch known, from 1530

Watch collecting (and design) has such a long and wonderful history to it that for the next two days we are going to be outlining a time table of its history as we know it. So without further ado, let us head back to the past… Continue reading ‘Timeline of the history of Watches (Pt. 1)’

Panerai Gets a New Boutique in Paris

New Panerai Boutique

New Panerai Boutique

Officine Panerai has been absolutely blowing up as of late. If you haven’t been following our blog, we have had a few different boutique AND exhibitions opening worldwide dedicated to our beloved watchmaking idol known as Panerai. Continue reading ‘Panerai Gets a New Boutique in Paris’

PAM00024 Luminor Submersible – 44 MM Review

PAM00024

PAM00024

As it has in all of its timepiece models, Officine Panerai has once again gone out of its way to design a watch for those who the company originally made their watches for, the aquatic experts and diving fanatics. Yes, if you couldn’t tell by the name this is Panerai’s OFFICIAL submersible time telling instrument. Continue reading ‘PAM00024 Luminor Submersible – 44 MM Review’