Tuesday, 5 April 2011

a quick in the metal take on the PAM 360...

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first off, the watch belongs to a mate of mine who's a blue blooded paneristi... you've got to be to get one of these u see ;) [i raved about it when it was first launched here] so heres my quick take on the watch having had a look at it in the metal for an hour or so...Photobucket

its a great deal at US$6.7k but more than US$15k for it is a mistake. the reasoning is this. u can get the older panerai watches with real aged tritium dials in the teens so those would win out over this. the faux aged tritium lume thing is kinda like a hookers fake smile. it looks kinda nice and inviting... and it looks kinda real but deep down you know it ain't really so... but one thing i must say though (not that my pics did it any justice) it does photograph really well :)

it does also look really good on it's owner's wrist... not so for my 7+inch wrist, it looks a bit small-ish somehow (could be the pvd case and black dial that maketh watches look small... i think my destiny lies in its larger sized brethen... (looking forward to owning a 47mm PAM in my future :)Photobucket

the thing is it was supposed to go to true fans of the brand on the paneristi site but some pieces got flipped... some say for over US$20k and one at US$30k... i think that some people just have too much money (and of course i do wish i was one of em ;) but even if i were to have US$30k to spend on pams, i would probably get a real tritium dial older pam luminor and another one or 2 modern pams for that amount if i were not bestowed the 360 at its original price....

so to conclude, for me, those who got it at list got a great deal and those willing to pay multiples for it should look to the current extensive range for options or some of the great 2011 releases
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looking at two colored gold timepieces... at 2 ends of the spectrum

we start with a lange... the flyback chrono has mostly been in the shadow of the datograph. (some pics of a mates dato here)

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i do believe that it is a great watch in its own right but that the dato's dial wins out over it for me...

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the movement is of course a thing of beauty...

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worth considering for below S$30k... dato can be had for around S$50k (all pre-owned prices)

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and on the other end of the spectrum, in all its yellow gold and bling bling goodness... there is the... ROLEX LEOPARD DAYTONA!!!

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interestingly enough, Hublot is not just churning out ROO and Bell & Ross lookalikes but it has also come out with a leopard daytona wannabe...


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all the discerning tai tais would know which is the one to get of course ;) this would also set someone back around S$50k pre-owned

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i was thinking originally that only tai tais and snooki from jersey shore would wear the leopard watch but perhaps... yes just perhaps the huttese gangster would like to see his slave girl adorned with a watch like this ;) hmm not that anyone would think of adding to this particular outfit...

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whatever the case, if a lady has the wrist for it, a daytona would look awesome on em... if u want proof just google images this 'daytona elle' ;) and thats all for now folks... [FYI i rewatched the original trilogy this week which is why i had to post the pic above ;)]


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