Like the McQueen Monaco, one of the Stallone watches has its own silver screen provenance: The best quality fake Panerai Luminor appeared in the 1996 movie Daylight, an action-drama about a group of armed robbers. While Stallone has long been known to be an enthusiastic watch collector, this is the first time he is selling one of his Panerai pieces. (The other four watches included in the sale are from the Swiss brand Richard Mille.)
Movie legends and wrist luxury replica watches aside, another lot has a more curious story of star-studded provenance still. Included are not one but two pocket watches, owned by John Lennon and Andy Warhol, respectively. The collector in question purchased both timepieces at previous auctions, after having been inspired by the single extant photograph that shows the two 20th-century legends together.
While both men changed the landscapes of the performing and visual arts forever—and met untimely ends—their relationships to timepieces differed markedly: Lennon is not generally associated with the luxury accessories (and was rarely pictured wearing one), while Warhol was a well-known wristwatch buff. The pair of Swiss movement fake watches are estimated to sell in the range of $20,000–$40,000. In other words, they just might be a relative steal.
For the first time in its history, perfect replica Panerai, will serve as “Official Timekeeper” of the PRADA Cup taking place from January 15th to February 24th 2021 in Auckland (NZ), the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. The race will establish which team will compete against the Defender, Emirates New Zealand in the America’s Cup final in March 2021.
Rooted in the 1970 decision to bring the Challenger Selection Series into being, the PRADA Cup is the final hurdle on the road to the oldest trophy in sport, the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. The race now enters an exciting new chapter in its celebration and passion for the sea with announcement that Florentine watchmaker Panerai has been designated as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA Cup.
Commenting on the announcement, Panerai Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Marc Pontroué stated “We are extremely proud to have been appointed as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA Cup. The challenge ahead is a great one for us all and best AAA fake Panerai is fully committed to experiencing this new chapter. From exchanges on technology and precision to outfitting the exceptional high-tech foiling monohulls, every part of the partnership truly reflects our innovative soul as a pioneering brand.”
“The link of Panerai with the sea dates back to the first decade on the last century, when the company supplied advanced and sophisticated engineering elements for the ships of the Italian Navy. The first underwater watches date back to the 30’s of the last century and have been central elements of legendary endeavors. Panerai’s research and development and passion for the sea never stopped since. It is therefore with great satisfaction that we welcome Panerai as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA Cup and of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA preliminary regattas” as stated by the PRADA Head of Marketing and Communication, Lorenzo Bertelli.
Beyond sharing audacious experiences and working side-by-side to discover disruptive new solutions, this unique partnership will amplify Panerai’s profile thanks to media opportunities extended to the Florentine brand through the sponsorship that made its designation as Official Timekeeper possible. The brand will be represented on television graphics, the race committee boat and official support boats during all the PRADA Cup, the PRADA America’s Cup World Series and the PRADA Christmas Race. Along with its appointment as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA Cup, Panerai will also gain exclusive designations as Official Timekeeper of the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland and the PRADA Christmas Race.
The Italian watchmaker’s 2020 lineup borrows materials from the aerospace and automotive industries, setting a new, practical course for the future of military watches.
The best fake Panerai Luminor, easily recognised as the stocky crown-guard bearing successor to the original Radiomir, is turning 70 this year. For a good portion of those years, they were reserved exclusively for the country’s navy, and it was only in 1993 that civilian models were introduced.
They were, and still are, a hit. The brand’s military background makes for scrumptious storytelling and such purpose-built tool watches come with the assurance (even if it is perceived) of durability and strength. But even the best war stories get old, which is why Swiss made Panerai replica has been slowly upgrading their little machines over recent years with new tech and thus setting a new, practical course for the future of military watches.
It looks like a subtler example of carbon fibre, but the gently patterned dark grey cases on the two new Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm watches get their name and case materials from basalt fibre.
Basalt rock, which is formed by the rapid cooling of lava, is bound with polymers and baked under controlled temperatures and pressures to form a composite that can be machined into shape. Its benefits are many: It has better physical and mechanical properties than fibreglass, it’s cheaper than carbon fibre, 60 per cent lighter than steel, and is highly resistant to corrosion. Such properties have made Fibratech a standout material in the aerospace and automotive industry, but Panerai is the first to see its potential for watches.
The PAM01663 sports a gradient blue dial with a matching Panerai Sportech or rubber strap, but the PAM01119 will additionally shine, quite literally, with modern style thanks to Super-Luminova coating not just on the numerals and hands, but also on the dial periphery and crown guard. Even the strap features luminescent sewing. Both are guaranteed for 70 years and limited to 270 pieces each from Panerai boutiques only.
This is far from the first time Panerai has introduced a novel material into the world of watchmaking. This year’s enthusiastically lumed Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm PAM01118 is cased in Carbotech, a carbon fibre composite Panerai developed that’s lighter and tougher than ceramic or titanium.
This reference also confidently comes with a 70-year guarantee and is limited to 270 pieces. The first watch to use this material was the Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic 47mm PAM00616 back in 2015.
Even its dressier offerings haven’t escaped pragmatic reimagining. Last year Panerai introduced the Luminor Due Goldtech, named for the gold alloy the brand developed using a significant amount of copper (24 per cent) to add a richer, darker hue than traditional pink gold, as well as a whisper of platinum (0.4 per cent) to prevent colour changes that may result from oxidation. The alloy has returned this year in the new Luminor Marina Goldtech 44mm PAM01112.