Officine Panerai, the luxury Florentine watchmaker with a rich history dating back to the 1930s, will be unveiling the 'History and Legend' exhibition. Running from 26 August to 6 September, it will be located at the atrium of Ion Orchard, which is also home to Singapore's sole Officine Panerai boutique. While visitors will be able to enjoy the exhibition at their own leisure, guided half-hour tours are also available upon request twice a day.
Watch aficionados will have a chance to learn more about the original designs by Panerai through a selection of timepieces dating back from the 1930s. To indulge in the unique opportunity, visitors will explore the exhibition that is designed around a full-size prototype of a slow-speed torpedo known as the Siluro a Lenta Corsa; a design inspiration feature that can be found on several Panerai wristwatches.
Alongside the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to discover the new Master Panerai collection of timepieces. This collection brings together the purity and authenticity of Italian design with the Swiss expertise of the Panerai Manufacture. Drawing on the industrial ethos of past Panerai watchcases favoured by Italian navy commandos during the second World War — such as the first Radiomir model from 1936 — the collection (and exhibition) is the perfect way to discover the evolution of this storied watch house.
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