I'll continue with my report on saturday afternoon, after a long night
and short sleep it was time to get back to Frankfurt, which was fleeded
with paneristi from all corners of the world.
I could not resist to make a legendary "Yogi shot"(TM) while approaching Frankfurt:
What a bright saturday afternoon we had - lucky us... Took a daylight pic of the hotel Bristol,
where a few of our guests had their rooms, also the later dinner on that evening was held there.
The Bristol is in cooperation with our main hotel "The Pure".
I parked my car near to the hotel and took a nice walk downtown.
The famous "Alte Oper" - the opera building, a hot spot in Frankfurt:
Right next to it the "Fressgass" - a long shopping and restaurant mile - is starting
where I was about to meet some of our members...
And there you go: J-F, our mate from France. Finally "real face to face".
Good to have you aboard, thanks for joining our meeting!
Well, after a long night some of us needed liters of coffee and food.
Here our flipper Patrick was doing a "big bite" performance That gold thing is looking good on your wrist BTW!
The question is just: will you keep it or flip it? Hahaha!
Our next point in the programme was a visit at one of the ADs in Frankfurt.
Jewellery Rüschenbeck was hosting a Panerai exhibition, which was set up on
that weekend we had our P-DAY in town. Soon the basement room was filled up
with our "posse"
...more erm... "beauties"
Surely a future star in collectors' scene: the ceramic chrono!
Martin, Asi and Markus were blocking the Ferrari displays
...while another star was placed at the opposite corner of the room: "platinum whirlwind":
Mr. Kajehamid, manager of the Jewellery store (right) next to Mr. Wanka, editor in chief of the german watch magazine "Uhren-Magazin" with his daughter.
The sun was not down yet but it was time for Champagne! Chippy, Frank and Gary - cheers, mates!
...and more watches - the new Regatta chrono:
German Panerai collectors lined up:
Daniel, Torsten and Esther:
Did I mention that ESPN was in the house too? BTW: great shirt, Martin!!!
Mr. Geller from Panerai / Richemont Northern Europe took over the "official part" and welcomed our group. Thanks to Panerai for setting up this at the local dealer!
A strap queen and a strap king - her RH Simona and his RH Aurelio!
Aurelio, Gary and Kanellos next to the new chrono models:
(to be continued... one more will come soon!)
A true friend stabs you in the front.