BY ALVIN CHER FOR BAGAHOLICBOY
Like I said many times before, a watch isn’t just a watch anymore. It no longer serves the function it was originally intended to since we all have smartphones to turn to in this day and age. So what does a watch do? For starters, it has (and I feel deeply about this), become an extension of one’s self, and the type of watch you wear describes the person that you are, or even how it makes you feel when it is sitting squarely on your wrist.
Take, for example, Panerai’s new line of Luminor Yachts Challenge timepieces, a series of 3 flyback chronographs created specially as an ode to their dedication towards the preservation of classic yachts, as well as continuing its association with the great big blue when it supplied precision instruments to the Italian navy over a century ago.
And while there are 3 different timepieces to love, I’m smitten with two. The PAM00764, along with the PAM00788 (case diameter of 44 mm, which is pretty huge), both sporty models that come equipped with rubber straps and trapezoidal titanium buckles. Water resistant to up to 100 metres, both are big, black and studly, all of which I’m not. But I also like to think that wearing either piece makes one seem dependable and steadfast with a side of soundness, all virtues that I would love to think I have.
No word yet on when they will launch (or how much they will cost) so do stay tuned for more updates. Or you could always head down to the Panerai boutique at ION Orchard to find out more.