Panerai Dive Watches
While you look at Panerai watches that have been modeled on their historical predecessors, and, like them, have stationary bezels and leather straps, do you ever wonder if frogmen really wore the original versions on their dives? After all, a rotating bezel and metal bracelet or rubber strap are now considered mandatory for dive watches.
Surprisingly well-conceived and properly designed, the Andersmann Oceanmaster II 1000m watch is a modern-made quasi-retro-style dive watch that offers an enormous amount of bang for the buck. And I'm happy to say that this timepiece didn't fall through the cracks as we regularly sift through new brands and watches.
What calls for special attention is that a frogman re-creates a dive from the 1950s to test the historically inspired Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Acciaio. Original photos are by OK-Photography.
Surprisingly well-conceived and fairly designed, the Andersmann Oceanmaster II 1000m watch is a modern-made quasi-retro-style dive watch that offers an enormous amount of bang for the buck. And I'm happy to say that this timepiece didn't fall through the cracks as we regularly sift through new brands and watches.
It has been noticed that designer Niklas Bergenstjerna re-imagines some modern dive watches with a vintage bronzed look. Initially inspired by the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Dive Watch, Niklas imagined what some some contemporary divers would look like if bronze were the material of choice rather than steel.
“We like to do a lot of things together,” said Richard Griffin, a 67-year-old retired health care executive, in regard to his wife, Sabine, 46. “We golf together, we travel together, and we sail together.”Therefore they collect watches together.
“I was already interested in watches, especially mechanical watches,” Mr. Griffin said in a telephone interview. However when he met his future wife through some friends more than 10 years ago, the interest turned into a passion.
This week we will introduce a series that while a little younger in age does not lack in comparative heritage: the Panerai Luminor. Released in 1950 — and representing a transition in luminescence from the radium-based paste of the Radiomir to the tritium-based Luminor substance — this new watch seemed at the time to be a fluid progression of one series into another.