So I bought a new old Panerai book and I came across something I've never seen before...
Feb 06, 2011,09:54 AM
I can't say it's a beautiful watch but attracted my interest as I've never seen or heard this particular model
It is stated that the prototypes were supposed to be manufactured in 1997 but after the sale of the company, the order was not carried and the watch was not manufactured. But later it has been illegally produced..
Does anybody here know more about this particular piece?
Looking forward to hear your thoughts
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What I've learned so far
By: Ares501 - Mr Green : February 6th, 2011-10:26
about Panerai is a) Panerai has very complex sometimes murky history (but that is big part of it's charm) b) you mustn't trust everything you read in books about Panerai (this reflects not only to Panerai books) Best Damjan P.S. I'm not Panerai vintage ex...
By: amanico : February 6th, 2011-11:32
There was a transitional period at the end of the Pre V era, and at the moment when Cartier Vendome bought the brand ( March 1997 ) They bought the brands, and received, with the brand, the projects, and among them, the " Projetto Slytech ". POY wrote szo...
there were supposedly 5 pieces produced for the 5218-206
By: Hororgasm : February 6th, 2011-11:56
hi Sam, these were developed and prototyped in 1996. it sports a rotating bezel and has a UNITAS 6497. we could be reading from same source. does your book mention 5 pieces, and also the PVD 5218-218? best, Horo
Well, that's 5 pieces too much
By: PoyFR : February 6th, 2011-12:14
Although the watch was a plan in 1996, nothing was drawn or scheduled. To my knowledge and my late relationship with most important members of Officine Panerai in Firenze till 2003, this watch was not produced nor prototyped, well at least till 2003.
Oooh no, don't tell me 2003...
By: amanico : February 6th, 2011-13:38
Sounds like this is another " success " from the usual suspects... I already see one writing the libretto, an another one signing it. What do we use to say? " The world is divided in 2 parts: Those who know, and those who dig .. Dig, Tuco, Tig. " Best, PO...
+1 , i heard from the old boys , there were a plan. But
By: John HS : February 7th, 2011-03:02
you never knows what is/are ever produce, If u are lucky or fortunate to get the the ''List'', then u will know. Again, some said this list does not exist. Personally , just read about it and do not ponder too much. Regards John
So how many of them were made?
By: i_am_Sam : February 8th, 2011-07:24
And I'm assuming its not produced with the authorization from Panerai? Just curious Best, Sam
I'll definitely do..
By: i_am_Sam : February 8th, 2011-19:58
And probably just keep it as a mystery.. Sam
never seen this one either.!
By: Tony A.H : February 7th, 2011-12:24
but when you say: illegally Produced ?! do you mean Fake? thanks for sharing Tony
Mum... more like the Paci's Crew!
By: PoyFR : February 9th, 2011-22:13
Slowly but surely most of this unforgettable crew will sooner or later keep fall off the famous Garibaldi ship ;-) This message has been edited by amanico on 2011-02-09 23:51:48...
Thank you for the information POY!
By: i_am_Sam : February 22nd, 2011-03:25
I really appreciate your answers. Now we know that this one WAS INTENDED for military purpose. Thanks again cheers Sam
By: BDLJ : February 24th, 2011-21:08
I missed this post and instead asked Nico the question I'm about to ask you Do you have any details of why the bezel would need maintenance? It doesn't appear particularly interesting (or legible)
Not all can be said simply to avoid further new births... ;-)
By: PoyFR : February 25th, 2011-02:15
This watch was intended and destined solely for military use. Part of the specifications was that the rotating bezel could be locked at any given position, this to avoid any accidental mistiming. The bezel once positioned at any required position it would...