Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge 2014 Over! Here are Your Winners…

Big Boat MariquitaThe 36th Regates Royales di Cannes ended on the 27th thus concluding the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2014. “What’s that?” we’ve got an article on it linked right here, Panerai Transat Classique 2015. I suggest you read that through before continuing with today’s article. Continue reading ‘Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge 2014 Over! Here are Your Winners…’

PAM00569 Review

PAM00569

PAM00569

Since the 1940’s Officine Panerai has produced a type of watch with its winding crown at 9 o’clock and on the left side of its case. Like many of Officine Panerai’s models, the original design of this very watch was initially created for Italian Navy commandos, because left-handers need some love as well when it comes to fine watch collecting. This watch’s original design was also made to wear on a right hand because so many naval commandos had so many other varied instruments they had to keep strapped to their right wrist potentially, such as compasses and depth gauges. This model is still highly regarded by those who prefer a right-hand watch and also those who desire an interesting historical bit of information to come along with their new favorite timepiece. Continue reading ‘PAM00569 Review’

Florence Today

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Throughout last week we here at the DaLuca blog have been taking a gradual historical journey through the existence of Officine Panerai’s hometown, Florence, Italy. We’ve learned about everything from it’s creation up to today and that’s what today is all about, what the modern day city of of Florence is all about. Continue reading ‘Florence Today’

The History of Florence Continues

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

For the past few weeks here on the DaLuca blog we have been spending weeks at a time not only investigating the history of the watchmaking world, but this week we have been looking at the history of the city of Florence, the birthplace of Officine Panerai.  Continue reading ‘The History of Florence Continues’

PAM00446 Review

PAM00446 Review

PAM00446

It’s Thursday here at DaLuca, and everywhere else for that matter. Which means that we only have another day to go until Friday! And also that, like every Tuesday and Thursday here on the blog, today we’re looking at a certain Panerai model in depth! Continue reading ‘PAM00446 Review’

PAM00447 Review

PAM00447

PAM00447 3 Days Oro Rosso

As they have for the past 20+ decades Officine Panerai has continued to shower us loyal fans with all sorts of new toys on a constant and regular basis. Today we examine a model just recently released in only 50 pieces to the drooling masses earlier this very year (2014). Continue reading ‘PAM00447 Review’

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)’