The new Swiss Panerai PAM796 Luminor Marina 8-Days Power Reserve Left-Hand is a bit of an amalgamation of traits that Panerai already has pursued — being that it’s a left-handed (crown on the left side of the case) Luminor with an 8-day power reserve. This Panerai Luminor Marina watch also features Panerai’s recognizable and often sought-after sandwich dial with long, faux vintage patina lumed baton hands and a sub-seconds dial at 3 o’clock.
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Each year we get a new stream of interesting Harry Winston Ocean watches. Many are cool, some are strange, and some like this Harry Winston Ocean Triple Retrograde Chronograph watch just seem to hit a sweet spot. Release of this watch coincides with the interesting news that Harry Winston is looking to sell off their watch and jewelry making divisions. That doesn’t mean the end of Harry Winston watches, but rather that someone other than Harry Winston may someday soon be making Harry Winston watches.
Pushing the envelope is one of Hublot’s mantras and their sapphire watches are perhaps the best illustration as to what that can lead to. In a relatively short period of time, Swiss Hublot has not only mastered the art of creating sapphire cased watches, but they have also taken them to the next level. They can make them in different colors, from a beautiful blue to a deep, burgundy red.
Since 2005, the house of Swiss Hublot has participated in the biennial charity auction Only Watch, with one-of-a-kind timepiece designed to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For 2017, Hublot has decided to offer a one-off version of its Big Bang Unico Sapphire dedicated to champion sprinter Usain Bolt. As Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, explained, there is no one who better symbolizes victory, courage, and determination – crucial values of dedicated researchers who are on the mission to triumph over this degenerative disease.
As always, Swiss Richard Mille has something totally insane to show off on the first day of SIHH. This year it's the RM 53-01 created in partnership with Argentinian polo player Pablo Mac Donough. The watch immediately looks like a classic Mille creation, with the tonneau case in Carbon TPT, the visible spline screws, and the futuristic-looking openworked movement taking center stage. This movement happens to feature a large tourbillon at six o'clock and to be suspended from the sides of the case by a system of steel cables and pulleys.