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First report, first thoughts on SIHH...

January 16 2012 at 12:13 PM

GUSH  (Login Gu5h)
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I hardly slept a wink last night in anticipation for SIHH. This year I was fortunate enough to visit and represent Paneristi with Eric, a great pleasure and honour - you bet!

We were given an hour with the new collection and had the great pleasure of meeting Mr Bonati also - more of that later in another post.

Herewith a quick run-thru of the models and my initial thoughts.

Lets go big to begin the 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica 48mm

This watch has sooo much presence in the flesh and the black movement is set off beautifully with the gold detailing. The Tourbillon indicator is now a series of dots which makes a complex dial a little more so. That being said - this piece is a beauty and a beast in one. Not for the masses but if you can then its a great piece.

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Next lets move onto some Radiomirs - they seem to be a key focus this year.

424 Cali Logo & 425. For me 425 for me just takes it. Regular production means that there will be plenty to go round. The 424 date seems less well balanced for me personally but I do like the inclusion of the OP logo. The simplicity of the 425 however is beautiful. Our prototype did not have the pig on the dial which is something I prefer. Both carry the P3000 movement which as we all know is simply beautiful in looks and functionality.

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Jumping straight to another Radiomir - this time the 395 8 days GMT in 45mm and a new Red Gold casing. This watch is simply stunning in the flesh, the new Red Gold has a very bright lustre and the brown dial and croc strap are very elegant. However the real beauty of this piece lies in the reverse - the movement is the P2002/10 calibre executed entirely by Panerai - and what a beautiful movement it is, you really have to see this thing in the flesh to appreciate it.

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Finally some 47mm Luminors. They were a little short on the ground this year but here you have the 422 and the 423 Power Reserve. The 422 was shown on Risti last year and in the flesh its a real beauty, it carries the P3001 movement. The 423 carries the P3002 movement and is a little busy for me on the detailing. Heres a trifecta shot including the 372 also.

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And now onto the stars of this years show for me personally.

The 398 in Red Gold and the 399 in SS - based on the original 6152 non crown guard. These are both editions of 100 units only, however the first 50 will be in pairs, presented together in a beautiful presentation box. Part of the historic collection both pieces have a Minerva movement which is beautiful. The most beautiful detail however is the 8mm crown based on the original Rolex big crown but carrying the OP logo vs the crown icon.

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Finally for now Im going to leave you with the best two Radiomirs on the planet right now. Presenting the 448 Cali and the 449 with blue hands. Both are limited to 500 pieces. The 449 for me is the outstanding star of the show, no doubt. No words for these two beauties

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Later Ill try and report on the actual show and gather some thoughts from the Panerai teams on this years collections.

GUSH











GUSH

 
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Eko
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Thank you for the report Gush! Much appreciate. Nt

January 16 2012, 12:19 PM 

Nt

 
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Jpvfx
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Cheers Gushter! nt

January 16 2012, 12:19 PM 



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Gatsby
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Love the comparison shots M8

January 16 2012, 12:21 PM 

But wayyyy too much watch porn tonight

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Anders
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Thanks for the report! nt

January 16 2012, 12:23 PM 



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MJ
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thanks for sharing Gush!

January 16 2012, 12:23 PM 

Great report! gives me more reason to work harder and save up!

Winners in my book!

 
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chad
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399, wow!!

January 16 2012, 12:23 PM 


 
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drac
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Thanks Gush, could you tell me is the crystal....

January 16 2012, 12:24 PM 

on the 425 domed or flat like the 232. I think that alone will change how the piece feels.

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GUSH
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Hi Andy, the crystal is definitely more domed m8. <nt>

January 16 2012, 3:22 PM 



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bo
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my wallet hates me right now

January 16 2012, 12:27 PM 

but i loved the post. well done sir, eagerly awaiting more!

bo


 
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Calvin Day
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Thanks Gush.....nt

January 16 2012, 12:32 PM 


 
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Paneristi.com SIHH Team
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Wow - the comparison shots are great! (nt)

January 16 2012, 12:33 PM 


 
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RalfG. aka Cambsbay
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THX for sharing Gush!!!!

January 16 2012, 12:33 PM 



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Emmanuel
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I agree, the 399 & 398 are clear winners here..

January 16 2012, 12:38 PM 

Although in terms of pieces that are obtainable (to me), the 422 and 372 still have it.

 
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steve krawse
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Thank you GUSH!

January 16 2012, 12:41 PM 

Very interesting:) It's the Year of the Rad!

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TC
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Many thanks, Gush...

January 16 2012, 12:44 PM 

... quite timely for me personally as I was wondering about the Rads ... Panerai has really outdone themselves with some great pieces this year...

The 399 especially..... happy.gif

Cheers!

TC

 
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Barts27
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Thanks Gush..great report.

January 16 2012, 12:46 PM 



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PAHarris
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Wow! If only my wrist and wallet...

January 16 2012, 12:46 PM 

If only my wrist and wallet were large enough to handle 399 & 398... They are just fantastic!

 
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Alex
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Thanks Gush !! Have fun in the SIHH

January 16 2012, 12:50 PM 



Cheers
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Action Dan
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Great Job! Contact me when you got the time. Thanks. n/t

January 16 2012, 12:51 PM 


 
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