My first automatic (present from my wife). Temporary black strap until I find something nicer. Any feedback on Hirsch?
I've bought a bunch of the Hirsch Artisanal line in both crocodile and alligator. They're well made and they wear well. I bought them from Rustwatch (James Rust), who has a Blujay store and also sells on eBay. He's very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
Wow I didnt know some paneristi hanged out in sf, I'm usually in the SW&D side and rarely came across any mention of pams prior, I used to be part of the community before I moved to Canada and havent been back to the site in years, probably lost touch with the risti crowd since the last gtg in vegas '05, anyway some of mine to share, more to come later (I need to take pics of my 026)
Sweet. I have my first PAM on the way. 005, baby!!!
Ten years have gone by since the launch of the website www.paneristi.com and in that time, the Panerai watch enthusiasts who exchange information, comments and stories on the site forum have grown from just a few dozen to several thousand from all over the world. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this story of extraordinary passion, Officine Panerai presents a new Special Edition watch dedicated to the "Paneristi" and made at their request - the Luminor for Paneristi's Anniversary.
The new Luminor for Paneristi's Anniversary, designed by Officine Panerai and bearing in mind the guidelines and preferences expressed by the community of "Paneristi", comes with a 44 mm Luminor case, distinguished by the classic crown-protecting bridge device, making the watch water resistant up to 30 atmospheres (approximately 300 m in depth).
The case, bezel, bridge and crown are coated in DLC, as is the buckle that closes the strap in antiqued leather. The watch is personalised by the steel caseback, which bears the engraved inscription Paneristi.com, and Tenth Anniversary.
Standing out on the black dial are the classic numerals and large index markers so typical of Panerai, made in a special ecru SuperLumiNovaÂ® - which also coats the hands - adding to the watch's vintage look. "Luminor Panerai" and the OP logo are engraved in white. The movement of the Luminor Logo DLC - 44mm is the hand-wound OP I calibre.
The Luminor for Paneristi's Anniversary was launched on the Paneristi forum on 1st July 2010 and the same medium was used to provide instructions for ordering the watch. The 300 pieces produced sold out in the few minutes following the publication of the relative post.
* Officine Panerai is not the owner of the trademark Super LumiNovaÂ®