Over this past weekend, I popped into the Panerai Boutique of Las Vegas at Caesars Palace Forum Shops to see good friend Gari Aravelo, Boutique Manager to see if anything new from SIHH 2015 had come in. Even though nothing from SIHH 2015 has come in yet, I did get to play with a few pieces that are current production which I always appreciate.
I did get to leave with the newest 2014/2015 Panerai consumer Catalog and man is it thick! I couldn’t believe the Panerai Catolog has grown almost double if not triple in size over the last 10 years. Some money was definitely spent to make this catalog complete, let me tell you!
This catalog is broken down with some history and highly immersive photos in the beginning. Then the collection is presented in it’s entirety excluding special editions by the four Panerai families known as ; Radiomir, Radiomir 1940, Luminor 1950 and Luminor. These are all presented with beautiful glossy color photos of the watches and in some cases a second image of the watch flipped over to show the movement exposed.
After the collection is presented, you will stumble upon the manufacture section with a full list and pictures of Panerai movement calibres and descriptions. This is followed by technical perfection breaking down how the watch is manufactured and tested and the materials being used. After this, there a short one page description on Panerai Straps and as we get closer to the end, a full list of all Panerai Boutiques are listed with complete contact details. This consumer catalog is completed with a 3 page reference list of Panerai model #’s for your convenience.
Even though it’s a thick catalog it’s small enough to travel with and is a great reference guide and a wonderful coffee table book that is very engaging and packed with useful information on Panerai. The best part is that its free! I am pretty sure if you contact the boutique nearest to you here and they will mail you out a copy. Please inquire for availability.