“The References” 1930’s-1940’s

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Vintage Panerai watches from 1930’s to 1940’s, featuring References 2533, 3646, the Mare Nostrum chronograph and compasses.



This book documents, in detail and with numerous images, 33 Vintage Panerai watches from the 1930’s to 1940’s. The authors and passionate collectors of these fascinating watches, Ralf Ehlers and Volker Wiegmann, reveal the results of their many years of research: The database classification of more than 380 Vintage Panerai watches in existence today. The early References 2533 and 3646 are explained and with rich reference to several variants by their number group. This overview is complimented by the legendary Mare Nostrum chronograph, rare compasses used in the 2nd World War and some of the few straps and buckles which rarely survived after more than 70 years. 26 x 26 cm, 696 pages, trilingual (German, Italian and English language in one book), 19 database charts, 383 illustrations, including rare historic photos from the 2nd World War, hardback jacket, slipcase

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