The DNA of a legend

by on Apr.07, 2010, under General

It does not need a lot to become a legendary watch. The clean face of a ref. 3646 Panerai:  just 8 markers, 4 numbers and 2 hands which glow in the darkness to keep it’s operator “in time”. Waterproof. And of course accurate. Functionality can be simple – and something which the operators had to trust in.

More than 70 years have passed, but the design of the Panerai watches left many so called “design icons” behind. They attract new collectors day by day and carry their DNA into the future. A true legend with a true history – not a marketing fairy tale.

Does it take more to call these timekeepers “real toolwatches”? No, not at all.

Read more about this 3646 / Type D watch and the DNA of Panerai in both of our books.  [Volker Wiegmann]

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Jose F

    Volker and Ralf,

    Cngratulations on the website and on your books. As a watch collector and most recently as a Vintage Panerai collector, i find your information superb!

    I highly recommend your books to anybody that wants to collect or simply learn more about these amazing time pieces and work tools.