there were supposedly 5 pieces produced for the 5218-206
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?
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What I've learned so far
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...
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...
Well, that's 5 pieces too much
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...
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
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
Mum... more like the Paci's Crew!
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...
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... ;-)
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...