Wednesday, December 10, 2008

RICH YUNG REPORT: Special-edition Ferrari two-counter Chronograph

To commemorate the launch of the Ferrari California, Officine Panerai has produced a special-edition Ferrari two-counter chronograph.

The watchcase, in polished steel with brushed edges, is 45mm in diameter and boasts a cushion shaped profile. The rotor of the Ferrari California Flyback Chronograph is engraved with the Prancing Horse, while the black dial bears the Ferrari California logo to show the connection between the two luxury items.

The pushpieces and the winding crown enjoy a neatly machined knurled texture. The semi-circular sweep of the dial section between 12 and 3 o’clock resembles the tachometer instrumentation of a Ferrari car.

400 examples of the Panerai for Ferrari California Flyback Chronograph will be made. The watches are fitted with a convex sapphire crystal, and a thickly padded strap in alligator leather accented with contrasting white stitching. The price of the limited-edition watch has yet to be confirmed, but is expected to be around $12,600