Congrats Stephen, A good read and great effort.

Dec 18, 2012,17:02 PM
 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Regards

John

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Bars & Dots

 
 By: BluNotte : December 9th, 2012-17:46
Ciao everybody! I trust that you all are having a great week! It¬Ěs been awhile since I added anything to my humble collection of the family of watches that stems from its early days as suppliers to the Regia Marina. With this latest addition, I return bac...  

WOW, that's some hollywood-production-like....

 
 By: sergio : December 9th, 2012-19:22
introduction. Congratulations for the new arrival and I'm sure you'll enjoy it immensely. Bit of a funny dial (at first) but then you'll get used to it, I'm sure.. :-) Ciao - Sergio

Ciao mio amico!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 9th, 2012-19:27
Lol, does that mean you even like my introduction?! Haha sure i will, cause right now i AM! I have this huge passion for the dots and bars! Love it so much, so much, so much! Ciao! Stephen

My favorite photo is that of the straps...

 
 By: patrick_y : December 10th, 2012-01:02
Love the collection of all the midnight blue straps. That's a cool photo.

Thanks bro!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-08:15
And im sure you'll agree, one shot that is very much me indeed? Ciao Stephen

congratulations on this piece...

 
 By: glorygunners : December 10th, 2012-04:57
what a wonderful addition to your already immaculate collection. Didnt know that there is so much history behind this piece also... so thank you for opening my eyes! Cheers. GG

Grazie & am honoured to play that role!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-08:17
Glad you enjoyed my little coverage! Ciao Stephen

Huge congrats

 
 By: Bill : December 10th, 2012-08:17
As always a purchase done in style. The watch personalized with a glass of champagne. Bravo another great selection. Wear it in great health. Bill

Thank you Bill!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-08:19
We'v come a long way since my Japanese days. Salute to you too for all the support from the start. Ciao Stephen

Terima Kasih! [nt]

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-16:34

Hey u are Malaysian bro. I just landed today from kl.

 
 By: Horology75 : December 11th, 2012-07:02
One of my favorite city. But don't know good shop for OP

Nope i am Indonesian

 
 By: BluNotte : December 11th, 2012-08:20
Tapi sama sama yah ;) I wont know KL that much, and i get my PAMS from Singapore these days! Ciao Stephen

Oops

 
 By: Horology75 : December 11th, 2012-08:23
Great to know that you have good connections with the Singapore boutique.

Congratulations! And a question...:

 
 By: shortys home : December 10th, 2012-10:21
Your pics indicate that right in the center of the dial the hole for the hands looks a little too big, so that the lume of the lower dial shines through... or is it an optical illusion? The last 2 large photos of the 449s face show best what I mean, on th... 

Danke schoen!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-16:39
Hallo Henrik, Guten tag! And as for your question, I get what you mean. Although it may seem that the lume of the lower dial might shine through there, the ecru-coloured portion that could be seen from the hole is NOT superluminova, therefore no light wil... 

Fantastic and a hearty and warm congrats to you :)

 
 By: Miranda : December 10th, 2012-11:37
Had it not been boutique only I may shared your joy :) Wear it in good health and may it bring you much joy pleasure and happiness Sincere congrats again and so nice that a fantasy is fulfilled Best my friend Imran :)

Despite there not being a London boutique

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-16:41
I think you should hope for the best! Remember, if you really really wish for something, it'll be good if you act as if you already own it! Thanks my friend, and i will enjoy it in good health! Stephen

Awesome addition!

 
 By: AlexSunrise : December 10th, 2012-15:16
Hi, Stephen, I am extremely happy to see that you have received your 449, as I know how much you have been eager to get it! The strap, the bubbles, and the celebration are only but a taste of all the great memories you shall build with your newest catch. ... 

You always speak so kindly mio amico!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-16:43
Ciao my friend! Indeed this past year since SIHH 2012 has been a long one, with many ups and downs, but to wrap up the year before the new one gets in, with this baby is beyond blessed. I am still busy now, especially with the year end coming in, but i tr... 

huge congrats BluNotte..

 
 By: ocwatching : December 10th, 2012-15:49
and I love love love the Metal Gear Solid reference!!! LOL! Congrats on one of the new modern icons in the Panerai family! Well done Stephen!

ROFL!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-16:45
Phil, I wasnt sure if there are many here who would get it, you're the absolute first, and i am happy! Thank you my friend! I could not have agreed more! How's the family? Grazie mille! Ciao Stephen

Congrats on your new PAM449 Stephen!

 
 By: AnthonyTsai : December 10th, 2012-17:20
Btw, did you have 7 straps made for your new PAM449? Or did you pick 1 of the 7 in the below pic? Cheers, Anthony ...  

All 7 are mine Anths

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-17:26
I always reserve them as stocks, since all my PAMs except the 300 & 341 uses these. I was choosing which one to place on my 449. Grazie mille Anths! Stephen

Ciao Felipe!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 10th, 2012-18:38
Long time no hear from you! How have you been? Hope all's well! Grazie! Stephen

Congratulations Stephen

 
 By: patrickh : December 11th, 2012-02:28
Your baby is arrived and your combo fits well. Did you try with a blue veal strap instead of aligator? Enjoy it and wear it in good health. BR, Patrickh

Merci!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 11th, 2012-06:42
Well, as for that i dont think that OP makes an OEM veal that has the right shade of blue that i want ( bleu nuit), and even if they did, i have this thing for alligator/crocodile ;) Will do! Ciao Stephen

Very impressive Stephen..

 
 By: fernando : December 11th, 2012-05:10
the tray of blue straps! And the watch too, I might add. :) Congrats! fernando

Glad you enjoyed it too!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 11th, 2012-06:43
Lol, everyone seems to be liking the straps more than the watch! Ciao Stephen

Congratulations!

 
 By: Mirian : December 18th, 2012-03:13
Hi Stephen, Very well written and a wonderful time piece to collect! I am glad you got them, just too busy these days! Cheers! Nien

Grazie!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 18th, 2012-16:50
Hope all is well in Shanghai! Ok, do take care this festive season! Ciao! Stephen

Congrats Stephen, A good read and great effort.

 
 By: John HS : December 18th, 2012-17:02
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Regards John

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all at home!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 19th, 2012-05:42
Ciao John! I missed you in SIngapore! Hope you had a good vacation! Thanks for the compliments! Glad you enjoyed it! Ciao Stephen

Thanks for your write-up, Stephen,

 
 By: colantotte : December 21st, 2012-19:21
I love the simplicity of the dial. The case, dial and movement come together so well this time, imo . And I like the idea of the logo on the crown, which I feel, compliments to the design of the 449. Cheers to your new acquisition and wear it in the best ... 

Grazie Ken!

 
 By: BluNotte : December 22nd, 2012-07:06
Indeed one of the major charm point of this piece is that it's so simple, yet it attracts you into it's depths. Grazie and wishing you all the best this festive season! Ciao Stephen