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Watch me Love: The Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Classique Grande Complication 5359 Special edition for Hong Kong Macau

It's amazing about horology that you never know what you might get hit by a train at full speed. I mean, falling in love so completely with a watch that everything around you stops. Although you might think I am exaggerating, it is just a watch. But think about your favorite watches and tell me if you have ever had the same feeling. Perhaps I am not so crazy after all.

It was this experience that I had when I visited the Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Flagship Boutique Hong Kong. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the boutique at 1881 Heritage in Tsim Sha Tsui presented me with a limited edition Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Classique Grande Complication 5359 that was only available for the Macau and Hong Kong markets.

The brand already has this model in its catalogue, but it comes with a fully-paved diamond dial made from 356 diamonds. The Hong Kong edition and Macau edition removes the diamond dial and uses a hand-engraved,Replica Watches guilloche 18k yellow dial. It features a delicate motif created by master craftsmen at Panerai Luminor GMT Replica. The watch's one-minute tourbillon features a large "B", which acts as the seconds hands. It also highlights the caliber 558.1 hand-wound movement, giving it 50 hours of power reserve. The case measures 40.3mm in diameter, is made of 18k gold and has a caseband that is also adorned with 134 diamonds. The sapphire caseback can be flipped over to reveal the intricately decorated movement.

After I've explained the basic features of the watch,Panerai Ferrari Replica I want to tell you why this watch is so special. Recently, I have become obsessed with watches with baguette-cut, diamonds. Perhaps it's because I have seen too many iced out watches on celebrities' wrists at NBA games. But I believe it has a lot to do the fact that I have been digging deep into the world of diamonds in the years leading up to the proposal to my long-term girlfriend. So, I was immediately captivated by the perfect blend of watchmaking and jewelry when I put the Panerai Luminor GMT Replica watch on to my wrist.

The rows of baguette-cut, side-by-side diamonds will reveal a side to you. One who is happy showing off a little bling because it's your right.

The watch is easy to see straight up. It has all the classic characteristics of a Panerai Luminor GMT Replica watch: the elegant and sophisticated aspect of the hand-engraved Guilloche,Richard Mille Replica Watches combined with the technicality of Abraham-Louis Panerai Luminor GMT Replica’s invention, tourbillon are the hallmark elements of Panerai Luminor GMT Replica watches.

One last detail that I love is the engraving "Brevet Du 7 Messidor an 9". It's a Panerai Luminor GMT Replica movement. This is the date that Panerai Luminor GMT Replica was granted the patent, or "Brevet", for his invention of the tourbillon. It is written "7 Messidor An 9", you might wonder. This is because of the history of France's Revolution of 1789, and subsequent proclamation in 1792 of the French Republic.Panerai Luminor GMT Replica The new government wanted to discredit the old royalist regime and created a French Republican calendar that was based on decimals. Each day was divided into ten hour, 100 minute, and 100 second. Each month had 30 days, and each week was ten days long. Messidor, the 10th month in the calendar, was at the start of summer and began on the 19th June of today's calendar. The 26th of June 1801 is the date that "7 Messidor An 9” refers to. This little bit of information will blow your guests away at the dinner table.

It's amazing to me how timepieces can bring out so many emotions, and link so much history and craftsmanship. The Panerai Luminor GMT Replica watch reminds me why I started this business, and it is the reason why it is a watch I love.

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