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its timepiece models, Officine Panerai has once again gone out of its way to design a watch for those who the company originally made their watches for, the aquatic experts and diving fanatics.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’

Another Officine Panerai Exhibition Opens Today! This time in Shanghai…

The Face of Time Exhibition

The Face of Time Exhibition at Shanghai

If you checked our blog earlier in the week you would have read about a new and exclusive exhibition going on in the UK presenting a number of historic Panerai models on loan from a number of private collectors, and if you hadn’t here’s a link to it here ( Panerai News: Display at Harrods and two new Chronographs ). Interestingly, everyone’s favorite high end Italian watch producer is also supporting an exhibit in Shanghai that starts TODAY and runs through the 18th of this month. Continue reading ‘Another Officine Panerai Exhibition Opens Today! This time in Shanghai…’

Luminor Base 8 Day Acciaio Review

Luminor Base 8 Day Acciaio Review

Luminor Base 8 Day Acciaio

It’s Tuesday, and if you follow our blog here at DaLuca you know that on both Tuesdays and Thursdays we take our chance to showcase certain Officine Panerai products that our followers may be particularly interested in, and today we are investigating a Panerai timepiece known as the Luminor Base 8 Day Acciaio. Continue reading ‘Luminor Base 8 Day Acciaio Review’

Baha Mar: Zanadu of the Bahamian Riviera

Baha Mar

Baha Mar, Bahamas

We’ve done a few travel articles here at the official DaLuca blog, but never have we hyped a soon-to-be-opened megaresort in the Bahamas. Buckle up, otherwise this place just might blow you away. Continue reading ‘Baha Mar: Zanadu of the Bahamian Riviera’

Panerai’s Other Products: A look at their lesser known Goods

Panerai’s Other Products: A look at their lesser known Goods

Panerai Officine

Here at the official DaLuca blog we review two Panerai watches every week on a regular schedule, but every once in a while we come across an offering of Officine Panerai’s that isn’t just another stylish and classy timepiece and we can’t help but share it with you. Continue reading ‘Panerai’s Other Products: A look at their lesser known Goods’

Panerai News: Display at Harrods and two new Chronographs

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Platino

Interesting things are abuzz in the legendary world of Officine Panerai, with two large happenings occurring as I type this.

The first thing is probably the coolest and that’s why I’ll save the details on it for last, but first off news has come down the pipe regarding Panerai’s newest releases, and yes, they are chronographs.  Alongside the other unique novelties that Panerai has been releasing this year, these chronographs are helping to expand an already wide array of chronographs already available from the company.  One of these models in particular has a history dating back to 1943, when Officine Panerai presented the Italian Navy (check out my articles on their history if you haven’t already) with the brand’s very first chronograph, AKA the prototype that would eventually become the Mare Nostrum. Continue reading ‘Panerai News: Display at Harrods and two new Chronographs’

Luminor Base Review (PAM00112)

panerai pam00112Officine Panerai got a big break in the year 1956. It was during that year that they managed to file the patent for a device known as a “crown protection bridge”, the very invention that would end up being the most distinguishing aspect of every Luminor model the company would come to produce over the next few decades, all the way up until now. Continue reading ‘Luminor Base Review (PAM00112)’

Rebirth of the Italian Navy Pt.2

Italian Navy

Italian Navy

When we last left off in our other article, the Regia Marina (the original name of the Italian Navy) had just been deliberately gutted with a number of treaties signed after the conclusion of big ol’ WWII. The victorious Allies had basically stripped the Regia Marina of all of its power as an act of wartime compensation and as a result the Regia was left in various shambles. Continue reading ‘Rebirth of the Italian Navy Pt.2′