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SIHH 2019 – Interview With Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué


We saw a number of interesting releases from Officine Panerai at SIHH 2019 in Geneva including 3 pieces that had experiences built into the price. I had a chance to sit down with the brands CEO to discuss all of the releases, his vision on the future of the brand as well as answers a few questions from our followers.

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Explore the Arctic with Mike Horn and Learn About Saving the Earth With a Panerai Experience


During this years SIHH we have introduced you to two different experiences that are coupled with amazing special edition watches. The first was the Panerai PAM that came with unique diving experience with the world record holder Guillaume Néry (PAM982). Next was the PAM Carbotech Submersible Marina Militare that came with a training session with the ComSubIn (PAM961), the Italian …

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PAM00960 & PAM01616 – A Duo Of New Carbotech Submersibles

SIHH2015 was the first time I ever got the chance to attend and see the new Panerai releases up close and person. It was at this show that I was introduced to the piece that made me smile the most. The Panerai PAM616 Carbotech. It was the first ever carbon fiber style watch Panerai had ever created and they did …

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SIHH 2019 – Panerai PAM799 BMG-TECH Submersible

Panerai PAM799 BMG-TECH

When I was doing the interview with new Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroue, it was very clear that there was an emphasis on the Submersible line this coming SIHH. The Submersible line has always been the testing ground for innovative materials introduced by Officine Panerai. We saw two of these innovations in recent years with the introduction of the PAM616 Carbotech …

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Officine Panerai PAM982 Submersible Chrono Guillame Néry Edition

Panerai PAM00982

If you had a chance to watch our interview with new Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué, you will have noticed that he had a clear vision for the brand and a lot of that was geared towards the Submersible line. He continues this sentiment with the latest addition to the Submersible line the PAM982 Guillaume Néry Edition. This model was exclusively …

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Panerai Strap Review – Rubber B SwimSkin® Gator Strap

Swim Skin Rubber B

What’s going on everyone? It’s been a while since we sat down and talked straps. So what better way to get things started again than with a strap that is just perfect on so many levels for the Panerai owner.  We all can agree that for the most part a gator strap gives our timepieces a very luxurious look but …

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Panerai Releases 5 New Radiomir 1940’s Boutique Editions

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Blue Dial

With all of the success that the blue dial Panerai models have had over the years, Officine Panerai has just released 5 new 1940’s Radiomir models featuring a new type of blue dial. This new dial which has the same satiné soleil finish as previous blue models, now features a bit of a gradient to it with darker tones of …

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Exclusive Interview with New Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué

Panerai Jean-Marc Pontroué

I recently had the honor of sitting down and talking all thing Panerai with the newly appointed Panerai CEO, Jean-Marc Pontroué for his first ever interview in the newly renovated Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo drive. After being spearheaded by Angelo Bonati for the past 17 years, Jean-Marc Pontroué took over for the brand around 4 months ago and it …

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PAM779 – A Revamped Panerai Luminor California Dial DLC 8 Days

Panerai PAM779

In 2015 at the Watches and Wonders show Officine Panerai released a very interesting piece which was the first California dial in a Luminor case. The PAM629 was a 47mm DLC with Cali dial that definitley took some time to get used to. I am a bit fan of the California dial but never seen it with this type of …

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Panerai Central SIHH2018 Launch Event at South Coast Plaza

Panerai Central South Coast Plaza

Panerai has recently opened a number of new boutiques around the world, as well as remodeling some of their iconic flagship stores with the direction of world renowned architect Patricia Urquiola. One of these such boutiques is located in my very own backyard here in Orange County, California. Officine Panerai has found a new home next to other iconic Richemont …

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