Entries from February 2008 ↓

Video of the New Panerai Tourbillon Movement

Found this cool video of Panerai’s brand new caliber P.2005 tourbillon movement!

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal Chronograph Review

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’NealThe Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal Chronograph (Ref. 26133ST.OO.A101CR.01) was a special edition watch with a limited production of 960 pieces in stainless steel, and 96 pieces in the white gold version which features 32 diamonds in the bezel.

The AP ROO “Shaq” watch is a selfwinding chronograph with date display and small seconds at 12 o’clock. The massive 48mm case is water resistant to 100 meters and features a solid, engraved caseback.

The dial of the Audemars Piguet Shaq limited edition watch features a red 2 and 3 in reversed order to represent the number 32 which he began wearing when playing for the Miami Heat.

Audemars Piguet ROO Shaq

 

Audemars Piguet Shaq Watch

AP used a caliber 3126 movement and the watch was sold in a special polished wood presentation box which looks like a life-sized basketball. All proceeds from the sale of this watch will go to Shaquille O’Neal’s charity foundation.

Panerai PAM 156 Review

Panerai PAM 156

The Panerai PAM 156 is a special edition watch issued by Officine Panerai in 2002. There are 300 PAM156′s in all.The Panerai 156 (PAM 00156) features an alligator strap and a 44mm, AISI 316L polished steel Luminor case. Water resistance is rated at 300 meters.

Panerai used an automatic automatic Panerai OP VIII calibre movement with 13¼ lignes, 21 jewels, and a Glucydur balance making 28,800 alternations/hour. The movement also features an Incabloc anti-shock device, 42 hour power reserve, a C.O.S.C. chronometer certificate, and Panerai personalized bridges and oscillating weight.

The functions displayed by the PAM 156 include hours, minutes, small seconds, date, and second time zone. The second time zone is indicated on the circumference, the small seconds at 9 o’clock, and the date at 3 o’clock.

The solid case back is made of stainless steel and engraved with Laureus markings. 3.5mm thick sapphire crystal provides cover for the black dial, and it includes an anti-reflective coating and a date magnifying bubble at 3 o’clock.

Panerai PAM 80 Review

Panerai PAM 80

Officine Panerai’s PAM 80 watch was produced in 2001 (160 units) as a special edition.

The Panerai 80 (PAM 00080) features a hand-wound mechanical Chezard caliber 7400 movement with 11½ lignes, 21 jewels, Glucydur screw balance with flat balance spring 18,000 alternations/hour, Incabloc anti-shock device, and a 40 hour power reserve.

The PAM80 is housed in an 18ct white gold 42mm Radiomir case and displays hours, minutes, and jumping seconds.

Sapphire crystal is used for the see-through display back and features a special magnifying lens which allows the jumping seconds mechanism to be seen. 1.5mm thick sapphire crystal is used to cover the blue dial and it’s treated with an anti-reflective coating.

The Panerai PAM 80 is water resistant to 100 meters and was provided with an alligator strap and white gold Panerai buckle.

Panerai PAM 78 Review

Panerai PAM 78

Panerai’s PAM 78 (PAM 00078) is a special edition watch released by OP in 2001. There were 75 units of the 42mm 18ct white gold Radiomir created and it was delivered with an alligator strap.

The PAM78′s hand-wound mechanical 1970′s Omega 920 movement features 10 lignes, 17 jewels, and is completely hand finished. It has an annular beryllium bronze anti-magnetic balance with flat balance spring, 21,600 alternations/hour, Incabloc anti-shock device, and a power reserve of 40 hours.

The Panerai 78 functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date, seconds counter, and a tachymeter scale.

Sapphire crystal is used as for the display back and water resistance is rated at 100 meters.