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OFFICINE PANERAI 2010 ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF THE BRITISH CLASSIC YACHT CLUB COWES REGATTA

The ninth British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC) Cowes Regatta (Isle of Wight, UK) will join the prestigious Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Circuit (PCYC) from 2010 as part of a three-year sponsorship deal signed this month.

The BCYC Cowes Regatta whichwill take place from Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th July 2010 will be the first UK event to join the Panerai Circuit. 2010 will be the sixth edition of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge and marks the largest and most renowned classic yacht race in the world. Each year the Challenge draws yachting enthusiasts from around the globe and the most highly regarded Classic Yachts sailing today, in 2009 over 350 yachts and 1,500 crews competed overall in the Circuit.

The event will now be known as The British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta – The BCYC Panerai Cowes Regatta is held in the tidal waters of the Solent, a stretch of sea separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. The highlight of the week’s racing is the Classic Round the Island Race, starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line before racing the 60 mile course either East or West around the Isle of Wight. The 2010 Round the Island race will be held on Tuesday 20th July.
The BCYC and Officine Panerai envisage that the 2010 event will be the largest Classic Yacht Regatta in the UK since the Americas Cup Jubilee Regatta in 2001, and are predicting that over 65 yachts will compete.



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Watches in Movies: 12 Rounds, 2012, 88 Minutes and After the Sunset

12 Rounds (2009)
An internationally-well known terrorist named Miles Jackson -Aidan Gillen- has kidnapped detective Danny Fisher’s -John Cena- girlfriend Molly Porter -Ashley Scott- and forced him into “12 Rounds” of dangerous games carefully plotted throughout the streets of New Orleans.

Det. Danny Fisher -John Cena- wears a Girard-Perreagux Wristwatch

2012 (2009)
American geologist Adrian Helmsley -Chiwetel Ejiofor- travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have penetrated the Earth and are causing the temperature of its core to increase rapidly. Adrian returns to Washington D.C. to inform White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt) and US President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) to inform about what he has discovered. Many things will occur till 2012…

Jackson Curtis -John Cusack- wears a IWC Mark XVI Wristwatch

88 Minutes (2007)
Seattle. Jack Gramm, a successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor, is in evidence since being responsible for the condemnation of a serial killer -Jon Forster- being able of influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon’s execution, Jack receives a phone call…

Lauren Douglas -Leelee Sobieski- wears a Cartier Wristwatch
Dr. Jack Gramm -Al Pacino- wears a TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Wristwatch

After the Sunset (2004)
Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last successful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ocean liner called the “Diamond Cruise” and Stan is convinced that they’re not really retired at all, and that this is the next setup. While Lola is busy settling into their new life and trying to find ways to keep busy, Max is contemplating whether or not to steal the diamond. Will he?

Max Burdett -Pierce Brosnan- wears a Panerai Wristwatch

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Watches in Series: Entourage, Burn Notice, Bizarre Foods, Biography and The X-Files

The X-Files (1993-2002)

The X-Files is an American cult science fiction television series and a part of The X-Files franchise, created by screenwriter Chris Carter. It first aired in September 1993 and ended in May 2002. The show was a hit for the Fox network, and its characters and slogans (e.g., “The Truth Is Out There”, “Trust No One”, “I Want to Believe”) became pop culture touchstones in the 1990s.

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This vintage Omega was seen in the season six episode “Arcadia”.

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Biography (1987-)

Popular Arts and Entertainment Network series which profiles the lives of notable figures in the history of entertainment, sports, arts, science, politics and warfare. The show is notable for its in-depth research, which often provides viewers with little-known information about well-known people.

Bio-Hunter

TAG Heuer Super Professional
Hunter S. Thompson wears two watches in his episode of Biography. Even though the upper one is unidentified, the second one is a TAG Heuer Super Professional with a gold bezel.

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Bizarre Foods (2007)

Andrew Zimmern hosts a program on The Travel Channel called “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” in which he claim that he will apparently eat any creature that can be captured and served up for him, alive or dead.

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Andrew Zimmern wears a Tag Heuer Formula 1 with red dial and red rubber band

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Burn Notice (2007)

Burn Notice is an American television series broadcasted on the cable television channel USA Network since June 28, 2007. The show follows the life of protagonist Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), a covert operative who has been “burned” and tries to find out why.

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Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) wore a Panerai Ferrari Chronograph.

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Entourage (2004-)

Entourage is an American comedy-drama that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 created by Doug Ellin and chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase, a young A-list movie star, and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. The show completed its sixth season and is renewed for a seventh.

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Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) receives an Audemars Piguet as a gift.

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Watches in Movies: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Pulp Fiction (1994), Rambo (2008) and Push (2009).

Anthony Zimmer (2005)

In Paris, the international police force together with the Russian mafia is trying to chase Anthony Zimmer, a man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. The only means of reaching Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters.

Anthony Zimmer
IWC Limited Edition Portuguese Chronograph

Chiara (Sophie Marceau) is wearing a IWC Portuguese

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission that includes a media magnate, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Bond gains the helping of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is know Carver’s wife.

Tomorrow never dies OMEGA SPEEDMASTER PORF

Omega Seamaster Professional

An x-ray of an Omega Seamaster from the opening credits.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring and repetitive. One day Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life.
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Timex Ironman

Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) wears a Timex Ironman

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hit men up to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

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Lancet WWI Trench Watch

A close-up shot of the watch worn

Rambo (2008)

In Thailand, John Rambo is living peacefully capturing snakes and transporting people and cargo in an old boat. But when he joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. Rambo refuses, but is convinced by another member, Sarah Miller, to take them up there. When the aid workers are captured by the Burmese army, Rambo decides to venture alone into the war zone to rescue them.

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Panerai Marina Base PVD

Rambo (Sylvester Stalone) wears a Panerai Marina Base in PVD

Push (2009)

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Push
Swiss Navy Chronograph

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Watches in Series: America’s Next Top Model, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Dr. House, Heroes and Grey’s Anatomy.

America’s Next Top Model

America‘s Next Top Model (known as well as Top Model or ANTM) is a reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry.

Rolex America's Next Top ModelNigel Barker – Rolex DateJust – America’s Next Top Model.

Rolex America's Next Top Model IJ. Alexander –  Rolex –  America’s Next Top Model.

CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami) is a spin-off of the CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The series is an American crime drama television series that trails the investigations of a team of Miami-Dade forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and other crimes.

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Lieutenant Horatio Caine (David Caruso) – Ritmo Mundo Ponce.

CSI: New York

CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) is an American police procedural television series premiered on September 22, 2004. It was the second spin-off, indirectly, from the popular CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and directly from CSI: Miami, during an episode of which several of the CSI: NY characters made their first appearance.

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Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) – Kobold – CSI: NY.

House

Gregory House, M.D., is a fictional character and protagonist of the American medical drama House. Portrayed by Hugh Laurie, the character is a maverick medical genius with two specializations, in infectious diseases and nephrology. He works as the Chief of Diagnostic Medicine at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital heading a team of diagnosticians.

House-Hamilton Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) – Hamilton Khaki King

Heroes

Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring. The series begins by telling the stories of apparently ordinary individuals who mysteriously develop superhuman abilities and who then seek to use them to prevent the end of the world as foreseen in images produced by a precognitive painter.

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Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar) – Rolex Submariner

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that follows the lives of five surgical interns, later residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. Besides their careers the series also follows their personal lives.

GreysAnatomy-Panerai196Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) – Panerai PAM 196 Chronograph.

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The importance of Divers’ watches precision.

The quality of the equipment while diving turns to be more than an important issue before descending into deep ocean. Diver’s watches are specially designed for deep depths and equipped with its special case, as protecting the case is the main goal.
In order to be considered a diving one, a watch must be qualified as suitable for up to 150 metres / 450 feet, even though most of the watches considered to be suitable for diving are appropriate for more than 200 meters.
The “O” rings, usually made of nylon, are a very important part of submersible watches as it works as a protection sealing for the case and also for the crown. In order to avoid case deformations caused by the pressured of depth, most of the cases are produced with extra thick walls.
Even though, because of the potential risks, divers do not usually reach such deep profundities, watches show such depth capabilities because of the way their hermetecism is tested. This procedure is done in a static way and pressure in real life is much more, as the watch is being moved attached to a diver’s arm. As a direct consequence of this fact, a watch that is just used to swim must be at least submersible up to 50 meters at least.
The unidirectional bezel is what gives divers’ watches their most popular characteristic, as each immersion has a limit of elapsed time. That’s why it is more than important to have precise elements as divers life is in constant risk.
Just by rotating the bezel till the minute hand at the moment in which the immersion starts, the diver will perfectly know for how long he has remain in depth. The reason of featuring a unidirectional rotating bezel is that if by accident it moves on its own, it would only short time remaining instead of extending it, keeping the diver’s life safe.
Another important part of the watch related to keeping diver’s life safe is the seconds hand which when ascending it marks how fast the diver is ascending as one feet per second is recommended.
Some of the well-known diver’s watches are:

Omega the first wristwatch brand to produce a diver’s watch, the Marine. (1932)
Officine Panerai (1938)
From LIP and Blancpain, the Fifty Fathoms (1953)
Rolex Submariner (1956) revolution.
Rolex Dweller (1967)


Omega Seamaster Professional 600m, known as Omega PloProf between the circle of collectors.

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The Most Cheapest Watches from TOP BRANDS

Between the cheapest luxurious watches, there’s a wide range of styles and brands that, without paying a large amount of money can please us with the satisfaction of wearing a high quality and esteemed watch.

Each brand has its cheapest watch, not meaning it is not a qualified one, of course. So, according to the cheapest watches of the most important watchmakers, there are some models that must be re-introduced:

Rolex Datejust Mid-Size Ref. 178240 $4.140.00

Gender: Mid-Size

Movement: Automatic.

Dial: Blue with applied roman numeral hour markers and bar-shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, Diameter: 31 mm; thickness: 11 mm. Smooth bezel. Screw-down back and screw-down crown. Water resistant to 100 meters or 300 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set d

ate.

Band: Oyster Style Bracelet in Stainless Steel with Flip Lock clasp; 7.25 inches.

Reference Number: 178240

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Omega Constellation Ladies Ref. 1566.56.00 $1.780.00

Gender:Ladies

Movement: Quartz precision movement with rhodium plated finish. Caliber Omega: 1456

Dial: Black with applied Diamond

s hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel and Diamond

s on Bezel, round shape. Diameter: 22 mm. Thickness: 8 mm. Bezel engraved with roman numerals and diamonds. Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective treatment. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours and minutes.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with Folding Clasp; 6 inches.

Reference Number: 1566.56.00

Panerai Luminor -Historic Collection- Mens Ref. PAM00113 $4.190.00

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai Luminor Marina (Officine Panerai Watches) OP XI calibre with swan’s neck regu lator, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. Glucydur® balanc e with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incab.

Dial: White with arabic numeral hour markers. Luminescent overlapped by tritium points and bar-shaped hands.

Case: AISI 316L Polished Steel, round shape. Diameter: 44 mm

. Polished steel bezel. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Brushed

Steel device protecting the crown: registered Trade Mark. Scratch resitant sapphire crystal (formed of c

orundum, 3.5 mm thick). Anti-reflective coating. Water resistant to 300 meters or 990 feet.

Function: Hour, minutes and subsidiary seconds.

Band: Brown Leather Strap with PANERAI personalised buckle. Supplied with a steel screwdriver and a second interchangeable Strap.

Reference Number: PAM00113

Indications: Subsidiary seconds at 9.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Ref. WAH1111.BT0714 $560.00

Movement:Quartz movement.

Dial: White with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands. Arrow head on second hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 41 mm. Scratch-resistant titanium carbide coated unidirectional turning bezel with 60-minute scale. Scratch Resistant Sapphire crystal. Screw-in crown. Water resistant to 200 meters or 660 fee

t. Case back with special “checker flag” decoration.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with steel tang buckle; 7 inches.

Reference Number: WAH1111.BT0714

Indications

Date aperture at 3.

Signatures: Dial, Case and Band.

Longines DolceVita Quartz Date Ref. L5.503.4.98.6 $960.00

Movement:Quartz movement. Caliber L2

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Dial: Blue with applied Arabic numerals and stick hour markers. Daunphin shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, rectangula

r shape. Case Measures: 34 mm. x 25

mm. Double-curved scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and date.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with triple folding clasp.

Reference Number: L5.503.4.98.6

Indications: Date aperture between 4 and 5.

IWC Aquatimer Mens Automatic Ref. IW354807 $3.140.00

Gender:Mens

Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding; Caliber 30110; 23 jewels; 28,800 v.p.h.; Power Reserve: 42 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shape. Diameter: 42 mm. Thickness: 12,8 mm. Uni-directional rotating inner bezel. Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal. Push-button release safety clasp. Water resistant to 1000 meters or 3000 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, central seconds with stop function and date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with tang buckle.

Reference Number: IW354807

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Chopard Mille Miglia Mens GMT Chronometer Automatic Ref. 16/8992 $3.740.00

Gender:Mens

Movement: CHOPARD Automatic; Certified Chronometer (COSC); 25 jewels; Power reserve approx. 48 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent sticks markers an

d luminescent sword-shaped hands, red arrow-tip second hand. Luminescent GMT hand.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 42.5 mm. Bezel engraved with 24 hour indication. Glare proofed Sapphire crystal. Transparent case-back. Water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, subsidiary seconds, date, 3 chrono registers, GMT and Tachometer from 240 to 60 km/h.

Band: Black Perforated Leather Strap with Steel deployment clasp, 8 inches (adjustable).

Reference Number: 16/8992

Indications: Magnified date displays at 3. 12 hours chrono register at 6, subsidiary seconds at 9 and 30 seconds chrono register at 12. Tachometer’s scale on inner bezel.

Baume & Mercier Capeland Ladies Quartz Ref. MOA08169 $530.00

Gender:Ladies

Movement: Swiss Quartz movement.

Dial: Silver with applied steel roman numerals and dots hour markers. Alpha shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, square shape. Diameter: 2

0 mm. Thickness: 7 mm. Smooth bezel. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and sweep seconds

Band Grey Satin Microfibres Strap with pin buckle.

Reference Number: MOA08169

[Source: Interwatches.com watches gallery]

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Watches in Movies: War of the Worlds, The Transporter II, The Bourne Identity, Minority Report, Vanilla Sky and Titanic.

War of the Worlds (2005)

(Tom Cruise wears a vintage Omega Chronograph)

A movie from Paramount Pictures and Dream Works Pictures, directed by Steven Spielberg and starred by Tom Cruise, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin and Dakota Fanning.

The Transporter II (2005)
(Jason Statham wears a Panerai Luminor Daylight Chronograph)

Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary “transporter”. He delivers, no questions asked. Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers’ master plan.

The Bourne Identity (2002)
(Mat Damon wears a TAG Heuer Link Chronograph)

On a stormy night, a young man is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by the crew of a fishing boat. Thinking the young man is dead; a curious fisherman with a scalpel finds two bullets in his back and a miniature laser device in his hip. In the bank vault the young man discovers his name, Jason Bourne and also a baffling pile of different passports, all with his picture, and a huge pile of cash. In the U.S. Embassy, Jason Bourne discovers his love interest and travel partner, Marie, along with the fact that someone wants to kill him.

Minority Report (2002)

(Tom Cruise worn an Omega Speedmaster X – 33 at the begging of the film)

It is the year 2054 – Washington D.C. – dreams can be recreated through computers, computer monitors and displays are transformed into holograms, and identification is done through eye-scanning. John Anderton lost his son and, to prevent horrible events from occurring to other individuals, he joins a unit known as “Pre-Crime” that works through 3 people known as “precogs”. Through advanced technology, Pre-Crime officers are able to see what the precogs see and they analyze the data, identify the perpetrator and victim, and try their best to stop the murder from occurring.

Vanilla Sky (2001)

(Tom Cruise wears a IWC Mark XV)

David Aames takes all he has for granted, especially his relationships. It catches up to him when a friend/sometimes sex-partner can’t see their relationship the way he sees it. From that point, the movie takes a Lynchian twist that ultimately and literally pulls us into Aames’ tortured psyche.

Titanic (1997)
(Bill Paxton wears a Rolex Submariner)

84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic. A drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

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Watches in Movies: Click, Bridget Jones’s Diary , Crank and Hollywood Homicied.

Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) wears a Hamilton Khaki in Click (2006).
Michael Newman is a workaholic married guy who doesn’t have much time to spend with his wife and children as he wants to earn a promotion. He meets Morty (Christopher Walken), a sales clerk that gives to him a magical remote that allows him to bypass life as it begins to programme on its own.


(Adam Sandler wearing a Hamilton Khaki Watch in Click)

Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) wears a Panerai in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001).
Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man and her many imperfections. As a New Year’s Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though scandalous boss (Hugh Grant) takes an interest in the peculiar Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget’s band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance that Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.


(Hugh Grant wearing a Panerai Watch in Bridget Jones’s Diary)

Chev (Jason Statham) wears a TAG Heuer Carrera in Crank (2006).
Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev’s girlfriend Eve doesn’t know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called “The Beijing Cocktail” by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friends, Kaylo and Doc Miles try to keep his heart pumping. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him.


(Jason Statham wearing a TAG Heuer Carrera Watch in Crank)

Det. K.C. Calden (Josh Hartnett) wears a Panerai in Hollywood Homicied (2003).
Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett are LAPD’s (Los Angeles Police Department) detectives on the case of a rap group assassination while attempting to juggle their moonlighting gigs as real estate broker and willing to be actor (respectively) with a more-miss-than-hit attempt in the laughs department.


(Josh Hartnett wearing a Panerai Watch in Hollywood Homicied)

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What is an anti-shock device and how does it work?

The anti-shock device is a flexible comportment intended to soften shocks so that the pivots inside of the case do not brake by receiving violent movements.

In 1933 Hans Marti, an engineer, patented a system called “Incabloc ®”. This system was based in a conical setting placed in a solid truncated cone located in the watch’s frame. The whole unit was supported by a cautiously calibrated mechanism.

In presence of a shock episode, the setting would slide into the cone allowing the pivots to transfer the shock to the frame. Then, wheels would be pulled back till being placed in the center again by the spring. This would allow the setting apart into its constituent pieces without having to remove the balance.

Some of the most prestigious watchmaking companies that have incorporated this mechanism are:



Between many others watchmaking companies like Rolex, in which in its Sea Dweller DEEPSEA watch features a Parachrom hairspring with high resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, most of the wristwatches’ comapanies have incorporated such mechanism.

Similar systems are ETA’s Etachoc, Rolex’s Kif‘, Seiko’s Diashock, and Citizen’s Parashock.


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Panerai Models and Reference Information


‘Radiomir’ and‘Luminor’ originally referred to the patented luminescent substances used in each model; today the titles refer only to the watch case. While the Panerai Radiomir features an exposed crown and patented wire loop strap attachments the Panerai Luminor is distinguished by a trademarked bridge that protects and locks its crown in place.

Panerai Radiomirs have been produced in 40, 42, and 45mm variations.
Panerai Luminors have been produced in 40, 44, and 47mm variations.
Panerai’s current production palette includes Steel, Titanium, Yellow Gold, White Gold, and Rose Gold.

The following photograph displays the three reference codes that are printed on the watch case of each Panerai:
*OP xxxx: The reference number of the case. Each model may be associated with more than one reference number; Panerai has been known to assign multiple reference numbers to the same model within the same production year.
*BBxxxxxx (or PBxxxxxx): The serial number. The current system was introduced in 1997 after Panerai was acquired by the Richemont group and be
*B1851/3000: The third reference code conveys three pieces of information: the year of production (each letter is associated with a specific production year) and the unique number of the piece within its total production run (1851/3000).
Modern and elegant, are known by a non conventional and sober design that gives the first role to the useful functions. The Master Control line has a golden rule: the most complicated are their calibres, more simple, comfortable and ludic must be their utilization. Their appearance is a render to the performances in 1950, their reliability must reply to superior demands.
*The first letter of the third reference code corresponds to one of the following production years:
A: 1998 D: 2001 G: 2004

B: 1999 E: 2002 H: 2005

C: 2000 F: 2003 I: 2006

In addition to the reference codes each watch case also displays the case’s material and depth limit.

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The History of Panerai

Officine Panerai, a storied Italian watchmaker that in recent years has emerged as one of the most sought-after brands in the industry (and is characterized by its fiercely loyal following of collectors and aficionados), derives much of its legacy from its historical role as the official supplier of the Royal Italian Navy. Its marquee model lineages – the Panerai Radiomir and the Panerai Luminor – were developed expressly in response to the stringent demand requirements of the Italian divers, submariners, and commandos who would be employing them on critical underwater assignments. The brand’s military pedigree is reflected in the understated elegance of its austere black faces and luminous Arabic numerals and sticks that make Panerai one of the most iconic brands on the luxury market today.

Founded on the famed Ponte alle Grazie in Florence by Giovanni Panerai in 1860, the predecessor of what would become Officine Panerai was the first watchmaking shop established in the city and from its inception maintained close professional ties with its prestigious counterparts in Switzerland. Under the stewardship of Guido Panerai, the founder’s grandson, the enterprise specialized in building precision instruments and by the turn of the century it had been chosen as the Navy’s official supplier and moved to a new location on the Piazza San Giovanni (where the flagship Panerai boutique can be found today)

In the first decades of the 20th century Panerai began experimenting intensively with luminous materials in an effort to make instrument dials, sights, and telescopic devices that could be employed reliably in the dark. They settled on a patented combination of zinc sulphide and radium bromide that was later given the name Radiomir. Perfected by Giuseppe Panerai in the 1930s, a prototype Panerai Radiomir wristwatch was submitted to the First Submarine Group of the Royal Italian Navy in 1936 for approval. The watch was hailed for its performance and by 1938 the prestigious Panerai Radiomir was being employed by elite teams of Italian naval commandos in the field.

The Panerai Radiomir first gained the attention of watch enthusiasts during the Second World War as a result of its association with the audacious operations being carried out by Italian divers in the Mediterranean. The most famous of these attacks took place in December of 1941 when a group of six Italian commandos successfully crippled two British battleships, a tanker, and a destroyer in the port of Alexandria, Egypt. The leader of the squad, Lieutenant Luigi Durand De La Penne, was captured during the operation while attempting to save one his men and was subsequently interrogated aboard one of the targeted battleships. Though he refused to disclose the location of the charges he warned the British captain that he would need to evacuate his ship immediately if he wanted to save his crew. De La Penne and his partner were left in the hold while the ship was abandoned and miraculously survived the explosion that crippled the vessel. The British were so impressed by his conduct that he was later recommended for the gold medal of honour; one British admiral went so far as to describe him as ‘the deliverer of the greatest blow that a single man has ever inflicted on a fleet.’ By the end of the conflict the limited number of Panerai Radiomirs in circulation had become highly sought after collectors items.

In the early 1950s the venerable Panerai Radiomir was accompanied and later replaced by the Panerai Luminor. Although the Luminor preserved the Radiomir’s emblematic watch case and dial it also incorporated several design advances including a distinctive bridge with a unique mechanism for locking the crown (the feature is so unique that it is now trademarked by Panerai) and an 8 day power reserve that greatly reduced the frequency with which the crown would need to be wound.

Panerai’s wrist watches were reserved exclusively for military clients until the end of the 1980s. Although Panerai began selling directly to the public in the early 1990s, it was only after its 1997 acquisition by the Richemont Group – the same entity that manages the Cartier and IWC brands – that the brand began to garner wide international attention. Seizing upon the enormous potential of the Panerai legacy, Richemount re-introduced the historical Panerai Radiomir and Panerai Luminor models in their manual form and launched its own contemporary collection of automatic watches inspired by the classic lineages. Today Panerai is one of the most coveted and respected brands in the contemporary watchmaking industry. With its distinctive aesthetic identity, compelling historical legacy, and reputation as a brand favored by sophisticated aficionados it is little wonder that the ranks of Paneristi have grown so dramatically around the world.

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