Panerai Watches - Immaculately Restored Yachts, New Releases and Ceramic Designs
Dating back to 1825, Panerai watch designs have been a much coveted addition to many people's collections. Due to this rich history, enthusiasts watch for Panerai Watches news so that they can be the first to get their hands on a new release in this historical and renowned line of quality timepieces. Today, the line features a collection of four different types of watch designs: historic, contemporary, specialties and special editions. The latter are only released in limited numbers, which makes them not only difficult to obtain, but also very expensive, as well. One of the most sought after releases of this year is the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3-days PAM00422. Although it's not a knock off by any means, the primary reason behind this piece is to offer a more affordable option to collectors who missed out on the former 2002 special edition Panerai that commanded a respectable $20k price tag. That being said, some people are in agreement that this design is actually more visually appealing than its predecessor. The availability of this piece is limited to a mere 2000 watches, which means collectors have to act quickly if they want in on this little gem. Another very interesting piece is the Panerai Tuttonero Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica PAM00438. This particular timepiece has a very sleek and minimal design, but don't let that fool you. As its name implies, it is constructed out a ceramic medium. Very few watches can compare when it comes to the construction and overall sophistication that belies this piece. The nicely applied black matte finish gives this watch a versatile appearance that fortunately does not overshadow the simplistic and easy to read face. Needless to say, this beauty can work in many different situations – from a formal evening to a day out on the sea. Speaking of the ocean, the 25th Anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was recently held in April 2012. The Regatta opened up the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 Season, there were at least 50 classic yachts in attendance to this special event, and all of them featured exquisite craftsmanship. In total, there were four races held that tested the performance and speed of these amazing pieces of history. All of the yachts in attendance, including the unrivalled Eilean, were carefully restored so that people could once again appreciate their original beauty.