My next visit was to the Patek Salon. I had not been in there since the renovations of a few years back.
Now these are what I call 'heavy metal'!!!!!!!
First up is the PP 5074P Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar with cathedral gongs
You can see the gongs at work here............
Next up is the 5207P Hours, minutes, small seconds, instant perpetual calendar in windows (day, date, month, leap-year, day/night indicator) and moon phases, minute repeater with tourbillon
I was allowed to take a photo of the upstairs salon:
We then moved downstairs on the main floor for a few more goodies:
You gotta love the Nautilus collection!
I was asked to return to the Panerai Boutique near the end of the day because they were receiving something new!!!
PAM 00356 Luminor Chrono Daylight 44MM that was presented only weeks earlier at SIHH!!!!!
This new and revised version of the Daylight, with its patina dial and medium Grey markers, is amazing and well balanced!!!!!
I built up an appetite after a long day, dinner
The next morning it was time to head to the airport for my flight to Minuch!
An afternoon visit to Wempe
Father & Son:
Wempe in-house movement Chronometre:
German National Football Club (DFB) Inge
Wempe in-house tourby!
That evening we made plans for a local GTG.
Frank and his lovely wife Carol warmly welcomed us into their new home, vielen dank!!!!!!!
This is the closest inspiration for the new 372 :-0
Another blast from the past!
At the restaurant:
With Marcel Rössner, General manager for Panerai in Germany!!!
Marcel was nice enough to join us and we had the chance to digitally review the new collection, and discuss Panerai!!!
Marcel, thank you for joining us and especially for the nice "give-aways" that you offered!
Our group from Left to Right - Andreas, Rainer, Marcel, Frank, Me, and Hagen!!!!!
I also want to thank Hagen for making the longest drive to join us, and to everyone who made a great effort to be there!!!!
That's it for now, but I still have a few more photos, inluding more AD visits and a London GTG with some of the usual suspects, so stay tuned!!!! LOL!
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