Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Wore this out today
With Maison margiela cardigan and Dior homme jeans and Lanvin sneakers
I'll be back!
Rubens barrichello? I love mine!
Yup Rubens barrichello 2 in titanium
The king of AP's - well one of them
+1 Ditto for bell & ross and hublot...though I confess I've owned both brands (still have my bell and Ross phantom chrono ltd ed)
Very well said gdl and dino, i dont think there is a right or wrong here, just a difference of values.
Tried these 2 on today. Would love to go with numero uno (372 i think) but i fear its not in the budget. I REALLY liked the 112 on my wrist. Not huge fran of the black leather strap tho, would defo want to swap out for tan calf or brown croc.
Sadly they did not have the 176 for me to see in person.
The quest continues.
Not to be the donnie downer of this Panerai love fest, but I don't like either of them. All of the recent Panerai (to say nothing of the rest of the watches posted) have seemed overly aggressive, masculine, and lacking in elegance. While these two certainly maintain a kind of simplicity that I find desirable, they are overly modern and I find the emphasis on building the dial as a dark mask over the light background puts a weird emphasis on the negative space and creates a sort of embossed effect that I grates with me.
lol @ overly modern
No worries M, panerai isnt for everyone.
Lately I've been finding myself really drawn to vintage 40s-60s manual designs. I've even been considering lurking on watchuseek to see if I can learn enough to be educated when going out and buying.
Panerai from 1952:
Panerai from today:
So... overly modern, is it?
Couple of points:
(1) I don't disagree and would prefer that the watches were cheaper... And they were before Vendome bought, and for a little while before they realized the dramatic supply/demand imbalance for these watches and priced them accordingly
(2) these are tool watches that require (a) rugged, proven and reliable movements and (b) large enough to fill a 44mm case without huge silly spacers. When you think of it, there are very few available ebauches that fit these criteria. On the face of it, Unitas is simply the best solution for this watch, regardless of price. They had from the very first Ltd editions, and for smaller cases, some more inteesting movements (I have a Pam98 with a F. Piguet movement for example) but these are generally not as rugged and reliable as a good old Unitas
This is such a toolbag watch that it has been designed to have no chance to slip under the cuff and out of sight.
Reminds me the gay pride slogan "Lound & Proud"
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