The new two 2008's Catalogues (Coll. and Manifattura), nicely sent us from
Friday 16th May 2008
1) Deliver of the book -
Vintage Panerai-, from the german authors Volker Wiegmann and Ralf Ehlers, to the -T. Tesei- Com.Sub.In. ( Italian Navy's Commandos'HQ) in Le Grazie
The Parade Ground of the Navy's Commandos HQ and the plate of the G.O.I. Unit
The Bell, at the entrance of the Admiral's Room
See also an interesting 4 pages article about the Italian Navy's Commandos
(.pdf) (Italian Language)
We are next to the Admiral's Room....
Piero Lapiana with the Commander of the Navy's Commandos, the 1st Admiral Donato Marzano, who is wearing the watch
Some Board-Instruments (Air Pump, Periscope and Compass) of the Italian Navy's Submarine
Inside the entrance of the Admiral's Room...
Simona Di Stefano
and the whole group
2) Deliver of the book -
Vintage Panerai- to the Technical Naval Museum in La Spezia
Coming back from the Commandos, we find the 2nd Commander of the Italian Navy's Training Boat Vespucci
The authors of the book, Ralf Ehlers and Volker Wiegmann, with the Director of the Naval Museum, the C. V. Camaiora
The whole group in font of the Arsenale Militare
The Panerai of our guide in the Museum, the journalist Alberto Menichetti (upon, on the left)
The watch has, on the dial, the Marina Militare written upon and Officine Panerai below!
Inside the Museum...
One of the cylinders, where was stored the S.L.C., of the Italian Navy's Submarine Scirè
The Wall dedicated to the crews of all the Italian Navy's Submarines (The -Sommergibilisti-)
The Panerai's Autobright Path
The Special Scissors for cutting the nets
The Panerai Radiomir belonged to the Italian Navy's Admiral Ernesto Notari
The S.L.C. in the Museum
3) Deliver of the book -
Vintage Panerai- to the Italian Gold Medal Mario Arillo's family in Portovenere
The crest of the Submarine Ambra, which just Mario Arillo has been the Commander
The Panerai Luminor next to the image of the 1st owner, just Mario Arillo
Umberto Panzeri and Simona Di Stefano on the -little train...-
Volker Wiegmann with the daughter of Mario (Maria Cristina Arillo) and her family
Piero Lapiana gives to Maria Cristina Arillo a special frame with Volker Wiegmann
Finally, all together at dinner!
The Panerai Luminor Marina Militare no. 003, ref. 5218-202/a (and never used...), given for free in 1993 from the Panerai-Florence to the Mario Arillo's family!
Saturday 17th May 2008
1) Deliver of the book -
Vintage Panerai- to the Italian Navy's Academy in Livorno
The back-side of the main building of the Naval Academy with the Parade Ground and the Brigantine
Marco Mancini (Club Panerai's Webmaster) and Piero Lapiana with the 2nd Commander of the Naval Academy, the C. V. Alberto Bianchi and the 1st Doctor, Marco Gigantesco
Here, on the left, with Volker Wiegmann
The models of the same Academy and of the Italian Navy's Training Boat A. Vespucci
One of the Flags of every 1st year training Course of the Naval Academy
The Room with the Flags
The oldest flag (1940) in this Room, is dedicated to the Shark (but to
F. Ferretti also?)
Note: The flag will be not removed from this Room until almost one Cadet at that Course, will be still living!
F. Ferretti is with the 1st Doctor of the Academy, Marco Gigantesco . Thanks to him, we have had the permission for the visit, so the Club Panerai and the guests of the Meeting says -thank you- to him.
The Room with the (fantastic) Fore-Bridge Simulator. Has been simulated the entrance at the Taranto's harbour
The Room with the Meteo
and the Room with the Planetary
It's lunch time, care of the Sub-Officers Circle. The Club Panerai says -thanks you- both to Capo Costantini and both to the personnel of the same Circle, for their collaboration.
But also the cats are allowed in the Naval Academy?
2) The little Exhibition and, then, the Dinner, care of the Hotel -
I Pini- in Lido di Camaiore
Some Panerai's Objects
The Panerai 44mm Luminor PVD yellow gold, realized from Panerai-Florence, for A. Schwarzenegger
The Aiming Device for Patrol Boats
Asi with the Special Scissors: do you want to challenge him?
The book of Volker and Ralf, with the VIII Club Panerai Meeting official signature's sheet
and our gift to Hammer: This Italian Navy's Polo, bought in the Academy, with our signatures...
Yes, just to Hammer...
We are very vicious (Watches, Spirits, Tobaccos and Cards)! But where are the girls?
Of course we need the fuel (the wine). This year is the
Rocca di Montemassi (Maremma/Tuscany)
The -sisters- Benedetta and Simona...
And, finally, we have dinner all together!
See also the 5 Photo-Reports, published on
paneristi, by V. Wiegmann/D:
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 + Part 5 and that by V. Chiozzi/I
See also the page with the Programme of the VIII Meeting.
Two photos, sent us from the Ing. Mario Paci, of the deck of the Sea-Carrier -
Cavour-, the new Battle Flagship of the Italian Navy, which its instrument lights has been realized just by Panerai Sistemi, Calzoni Group-Bologna/I, where he works...
Finally, a short index of the previous events...
The Club Panerai, first web site in the world (May, 1st 2000) dedicated exclusively to the Panerai's watches, in April 2001, has managed, first in the world also, the I Meeting of the members of the Club and of the passionates of the Panerai's wayches...
Meeting 2001 and 2002: -Only- care of the Hotel -
I Pini- of Claudio Salvini
Meeting 2003: In Viareggio, at the
International Artiglio Award
Meeting 2004: In La Spezia, at the
Naval Technical Museum
Meeting 2005: In Bocca di Serchio, with the Italian Gold Medal,
Meeting 2006 and 2007: In Le Grazie, at the HQ of the Italian Navy's Commandos
Here with the Gamma's Swimmer Omeris Arpesella
Meeting 2008: In Livorno, at the Italian Navy's Academy
Meeting 2009: What else?