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Old 17 January 2017, 10:10 PM   #1
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Icon10 Bravo, Panerai! Well done at SIHH 2017

Far too often, arm-chair internet "watch company execs" criticize the decisions of watch companies (to be fair, they usually are right to do so ), so, I thought it wortwhile to say "BRAVO!!" to Panerai for their effort at SIHH 2017.

Really a momentous year for the brand, and very exciting!




* major movement innovations (50-year gauarantee!) & interesting dial treatment (nanotubes!) combined with the recent carbotech (700)

* new & innovative case material (metallic glass!) (692)

* bronzo + gorgeous navy blue dial.... (671)

* a new range of 20% thinner subs that retain the same WR rating: 47mm with the 1305 & 1389, and 42mm (!!) with the 682 (SS) and 684 (RG...)

* 42mm mare nostrum!!

* the chrono flyback with "PCYW" on the dial

* a few other "non-official" models (such as a gorgeous white dial RG luminor, a "kampfschwimmer" dial model, the 687....)

* a welcome re-appearance of the "crown guard" style bracelet

* the America's Cup partnernship....a sign (to me) that things are going well and that Richemont is committed


I'm surely missing some things here....there's just so much! And it's all good....

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Old 17 January 2017, 10:40 PM   #2
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I agree. Ive grown tired of the Panerai bashing personally. SIHH was a great success and hopefully people will just enjoy the watches and not nit pick every little thing. Good job Panerai!
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Old 17 January 2017, 11:51 PM   #3
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I agree this time they hit home run
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Old 18 January 2017, 12:11 AM   #4
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* a few other "non-official" models (such as a gorgeous white dial RG luminor, a "kampfschwimmer" dial model, the 687....)
what do you mean by 'non-official' models? just curious. i love the 687 and am hoping to add that and the 'kampfschwimmer' to my collection. 'my sources' tell me the 687 is a go, the other is a ??

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Old 18 January 2017, 12:11 AM   #5
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They really could be my favorite showing of SIHH.
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Old 18 January 2017, 01:04 AM   #6
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Old 18 January 2017, 01:14 AM   #7
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what do you mean by 'non-official' models? just curious. i love the 687 and am hoping to add that and the 'kampfschwimmer' to my collection. 'my sources' tell me the 687 is a go, the other is a ??

thx and have a great day


"Non-official" in the sense that there are several models, as usual, introduced by Panerai at or around the time of SIHH that are not posted on Panerai's website as being part of SIHH. See: http://www.panerainovelties.com/.

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Old 18 January 2017, 01:15 AM   #8
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A better SIHH than recent ones.
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Old 18 January 2017, 01:25 AM   #9
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Yup!

The first set of photos, all part of the "official SIHH" set, are all thanks to the excellent work over at p.com:


700



671



692



684


682


1305


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Then there are the other watches. These are thanks to the great pix from Aziz (dr3ziz) on this thread at TRF: http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=516254.

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Old 18 January 2017, 01:41 AM   #10
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42 Mare Nostrum is fantastic. Great new releases this year.
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Old 18 January 2017, 03:00 AM   #11
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Agreed.

Panerai is on the rise. They hit a grand slam this SIHH.

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Old 18 January 2017, 03:12 AM   #12
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Agreed - a much better year for OP
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Old 18 January 2017, 03:18 AM   #13
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Agreed-- the new subs are my favorite watches from SIHH 2017 (along with the AP RO chrono panda dials)
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Old 18 January 2017, 05:05 AM   #14
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42 Mare Nostrum is fantastic. Great new releases this year.


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Old 18 January 2017, 06:27 AM   #15
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After my 587 I felt there was not much Panerai could offer, to be frank, BOY WAS I WRONG ..!!
The 42mm rose gold sub is giving me sleepless nights not to mention the black dialed Chrono flyback or the new Bronzo and the LAB ID is a technological marvel all by itself
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"Non-official" in the sense that there are several models, as usual, introduced by Panerai at or around the time of SIHH that are not posted on Panerai's website as being part of SIHH. See: http://www.panerainovelties.com/.

the 685/687 are on their website....the others maybe not.

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Old 19 January 2017, 01:41 AM   #17
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Really liking the 684.
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Old 19 January 2017, 07:35 AM   #18
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Agree and thanks for the photos, Cru.
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Old 19 January 2017, 10:31 AM   #19
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I also agree with your take. And happy to see Panerai hit this one after a lot of misses in previous SIHH.
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Old 19 January 2017, 11:53 AM   #20
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Personally, I'm annoyed at what Panerai have shown us at SIHH 2017. I now have a major headache regarding what's going to be my third and final Panerai

Seriously though, I've expressed my discontent at the Panerai bashers before and this showing is major in the face of the naysayers. Great job, Panerai!

Mahooosive thanks to Aziz and the Panerai Enabler-in-Chief for the updates and photos
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Old 20 January 2017, 03:58 AM   #21
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Panerai stole the show at SIHH

What an awesome collection of novelties
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Old 20 January 2017, 04:06 AM   #22
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And this novelty is often overlooked

Too bad it has automatic on the dial
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Old 20 January 2017, 01:18 PM   #23
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I can't track down much of anything on the 42mm mare nostrum. Anyone have a good link?
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Old 20 January 2017, 04:25 PM   #24
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Too bad it has automatic on the dial
That's the 674, which is part of the controversial "Due" range announced in May 2016 at the "Dive Into Time" exhibition (which is ironic, since at most one can take the Due for a leisurely swim).

Regarding "automatic", that actually doesn't bother me, as it is pretty much a universal watch convention, and it makes sense for Panerai, specifically, to differentiate its more historically accurate manual wind movements from automatic movements. Plus, it gives some balance to the dial, IMHO.
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Old 20 January 2017, 04:43 PM   #25
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Follow this link for some great "live" shots of some of the models: http://cronoforvm.com/forum/alta-rel...erai-sihh-2017.

I've included a few highlights below.
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Old 20 January 2017, 05:13 PM   #26
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I am in love with the bronzo
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Old 21 January 2017, 12:13 AM   #27
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I am in love with the bronzo
Me too. It will be one of my next 2 purchases.
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Old 21 January 2017, 02:32 AM   #28
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Panerai got my heart beating again:)
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Old 21 January 2017, 02:51 AM   #29
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"Non-official" in the sense that there are several models, as usual, introduced by Panerai at or around the time of SIHH that are not posted on Panerai's website as being part of SIHH. See: http://www.panerainovelties.com/.

Which one(s) are you getting Cru?!?!
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Old 21 January 2017, 03:56 AM   #30
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Every pic of the ID watch makes me wonder how thats 49mm...it still looks like its a 44 or maybe 45 max. Funny.
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