Vintage Panerai: The References 1930s-1940s




The first of two volumes on ‘The References’, this book covers vintage Panerai watches from 1930’s to 1940’s, featuring References 2533, 3646, the Mare Nostrum chronograph and compasses with detail and images for 33 vintage Panerai watches.

Ralf Ehlers and Volker Wiegmann provide 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), 19 database charts, 383 illustrations, hardback jacket, slipcase.