There were several Holy Monsters created by Officine Panerai Firenze from 1993 to 1996.
The 5218- 201 / A so called Logo:
The 5218- 202 / A Marina Militare PVD:
The 5218-203 / A Luminor Marina PVD: ( I don't know who to credit for this superb pic ) :
The 5218-205 / A Submersible Slytech: ( Credit pic, Mike T ) :
The 5218-207 / A Daylight Slytech:
The 5218-209 and 210 / A, which are, basically updated version of the 201/ A and 203 / A.
The Mare Nostrums:
5218-301 / A:
And the controversial Black Seal Slytech:
I must confess that each time I think of these watches, I have an Heart Beat...
Nostalgy and History are subtly and gently blended, here.
What is / are your favourite Pre Vendome Panerai watches?
I will start here:
The Logo, the Marina Militare and the Mare Smooth bezel are certainly my personal winners.
But if fantasy is allowed, there would be only one, the Black Seal Slytech... Well, I mean one of the very few authentic.
Let's see your paintings, Guys, and tell us all!
Looking forward to hear your takes on that topic,
This message has been edited by amanico on 2010-10-04 03:44:30