Hope you all are having or are about to have a great start to the 2nd weekend of this very beautiful New Year!
I'v been meaning to share this post with you all since the last week of last year, but was caught up in a whole lot of stuff so pardon for the delay!
Basically, i purchased the latest book on Panerai by Mario Paci, and the main difference between this edition and the 1st is that both Italian and English are printed in the same volume, thus reducing the need to have two separate books, and also the watch files that are found in the 1st edition that came in loose leafs, are condensed into a spine book version, and on top of that are given way much more detail than ever!
Naturally alot of rare and beautiful precious shots of vintage Panerais are included, but the one that gets me the most is for the very 1st time, ( well 2nd unless you count the extremely brief photo and probably 5 lines of Japanese that hardly describes much about the watch at all e.g. No Specs and such) there is at LEAST some solid and printed detailed information regarding my most favourite, and probably the MOST mysterious ( and mysterious is good, especially because of the war secrecy that surrounds Panerai in it's glorious history) PAnerai in my humble opinion, the Reference. 2533!
I'v taken shots of the few pages in the book that concerns this watch only, because i feel that i MUST share it with all of you since no one seem to know much about it anyways! Naturally i credit all the info to the Author, Sig. Paci!
And the final shot..... Boy, now all i'm waiting for, as i have been for a long time already now and will continue to wait for, is the re-edition of the Ref. 2533!
Now, let's discuss what would you all like to see this watch in? What should the case material be? I would like it to be in Titanium, or in something new, such as maybe forged carbon or ceramic or even better some new exotic alloy!
Naturally it MUST be 47mm and be hand-wound! And the movement, should it be a Minerva, an manifacturra, or the grail of it all, some genuine Angelus or even Rolex!
But i love this face so much that, if OP did a re-edition a la 249 / 262, ( one case in SS the other in Pt of the same watch), i would NOT hesistate to get BOTH!
Only time can and will tell, till then, my heart is just beating all the time for this to be born!