Yesterday, Watches of Switzerland revealed that it was pantsed by Coronageddon. Today, Richemont – the world’s third largest luxury goods conglomerate – reported their progress. How goes the battle for A. Lange & Söhne, BAUME, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc and Watchfinder & Co.? There are two key takeaways . . .
TTAW’s regular contributors haven’t come to blows over their contrary views of a given watch. At least not yet. That’s probably due to a lack of alcohol consumption and the fact that we all live at least a thousand miles from one another. This time out, German resident Saad Chaudhry takes violent exception to my love of the new Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Limited Editions . . .
Like every other watchmaker, Officine Panerai makes a large number of limited editions (a.k.a., “special editions”). Some of them are dogs (literally). Others celebrate major achievements and personalities, like the Panerai MS Dhoni special editions . . .
This is the same basic $150k PAM 768 Panerai launched last year. The differences: the green flange, green-rimmed subdials and green accented power reserve indicator (which used to be on the back). We good? So let’s kick back and talk about The Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio’s 3D printed case . . .