When I started this site around 8 years ago I didn’t know where it would take me. I knew I started it becuase I had a passion for watches and Panerai was one of my favorites. I was trying to create something on social media that would bring the Panerai community around the world together in a new way. Sharing beautiful images of the watches we love and creating friendships along the way was always at the core.
Through the channel I have created I have had the luxury of attending numerous events and brought everyone hands on Panerai releases throughout the years. Had grand opening launch events for my followers at the Costa Mesa and Houston Panerai boutiques. I even had the honor of being the first US media outlet to interview the new CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué in Beverly Hills.
But this January I finally got to take a step in a direction I had always dreamed of. Bringing together the community with very specific events in different locations around the world. These events were designed to bring together the Panerai Central Followers as well as passionate Panerai collectors. It would also give me an opportunity to finally meet many of them in person for the first time. Mind you these are friends that I have never met in person, however we share a bond and passion that is like no other in the watch world.
Having middle eastern roots myself it was a pleasure that I was able to team up with the Panerai Middle East team and plot a course through 5 cities in 10 days through the region where I could meet, greet, and just enjoy Panerai watches in very unique settings. The stops for this first ever road show included Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Dubai.
I want to give a big thank you to Panerai, the entire Middle East team lead by Gaby Bitarian, the brand partners in each of the locations, and of course all of the passionate loyal Panerai friends in each country that came out to share a night with me. Without everyone’s support and loyalty none of this would have ever come to be.
Here is a quick recap of the events during the 2020 Road show showcasing the passion and community built around the brand we love so much.