Paneristi / Panerai Christmas 2002 Competition

Officine Panerai have made the most generous offer of 100 Panerai 2003 desk diaries, signed by Mr Angelo Bonati himself, as a Christmas present to the die-hard enthusiasts around the world. These diaries will be serious collectors items. The diaries will be sent out from Firenze in the near future.

The competition is now closed, however for reference I've left the questions below with the correct answers checked. There is a list of winners at the bottom of this page.

 

1) Where was the first (contemporary) Officine Panerai boutique opened?
Hong Kong
Florence
Los Angeles
2) What is the base movement used for the majority of current Panerai automatic watches?
Valjoux 7750
ETA 2892
Frederic Piguet 1185
3) What is the thickness of the sapphire crystal in the PAM 64 and PAM 87 1000m Submersibles?
2.5mm
3.5mm
5mm
4) The letter 'C' signifies which year in caseback engravings?
1998
1999
2000
5) The miniature submarine used by Italian commandos (all sporting Panerais of course) was nicknamed the 'maiale'. What does this mean in English?
Swordfish
Pig
Manta-ray
6) Which movie star is known for commissioning a series of Officine Panerai watches, effectively pushing the brand into the public eye?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bruce Willis
Sylvester Stallone
7) What major change was made to the Panerai 'Historic' manual wind range for 2002?
A redesigned movement
A solid gold model
A smaller 40mm model
8) Many vintage (pre WW II) Panerais used movements and case parts from another manufacturer. Who was this other manufactuer?
Omega
Rolex
Lemania
9) How many GMT / Alarm models (different reference numbers) have Panerai made?
One
Two
Three
10) 1950? 1950

 

Winners

All competitions have to have winners - so these were the first 100 people to submit correct entries. I'll probably have to do a little following up regarding real names, and the countries in which people live.

As with all the best competitions, the referee's (that's me) decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

  1. MichaelC
  2. Jose M. Azpiazu
  3. SALMAN HUSSAIN
  4. chua kok sian
  5. Malcolm J. Demanuele
  6. Ian Stevens
  7. Clifton Watkins
  8. James Griggs
  9. Brad Larsen
  10. Amin Ko
  11. Jada Pirius
  12. Davy Tasman
  13. Raymond Yeo
  14. Roger Chow
  15. Hammer
  16. A Costa
  17. hisao hashimoto
  18. Moss
  19. SHOGO UJIHARA
  20. Derek Yeung
  21. Rob Hall
  22. Ryuichi Kawamura
  23. John Backus
  24. Jon Hall
  25. Pietro Alico
  26. CARMEN
  27. Gracis Sheehan
  28. Neil S. Bhatia
  29. Wong Foong Har
  30. adrien de lestapis
  31. losfeld fabrice
  32. Paddy Conway
  33. L Kassapi
  34. Joel Pirela
  35. Tide
  36. Vincent
  37. Peter Fang
  38. Jose E. Tan
  39. Paul Tang
  40. teiko hashimoto
  41. Anthony Kosky
  42. Steven Ho
  43. Shirley Tee
  44. Chang Lu Long
  45. Pat Eaton
  46. Kevin Liew
  47. Elisabeth Szakal
  48. Bob Kotoski
  49. Lisa Yannetta
  50. Josh Hanson
  51. Mr. Yellow
  52. Jay Ceballos
  53. Desmond Ho
  54. Favio Costin
  55. rafael fernandez
  56. chanthal den boer
  57. John Situ
  58. Paul De Jongh
  59. Philip Chang
  60. Dion
  61. Frank Valle'
  62. Boris
  63. Bernardo j Beltrán Peñacoba
  64. Sven Petersen
  65. Constantin Miu
  66. oj whatley
  67. Oliver Baumann
  68. werner feig
  69. Marvin Silverman
  70. DON
  71. Lars Müller
  72. Susie Gassman
  73. Dale Arden Johnston
  74. Ping Lam
  75. Andrew Hawk
  76. Nick Ghnouly
  77. Metka Andrews
  78. Konstantinos Goumas
  79. Panagiotopoulos J
  80. suzie
  81. James Martin
  82. Patricia Loke
  83. ERI SHIRAISHI
  84. Keith Lim
  85. Raymond Charm
  86. Tod Tamberg
  87. ted
  88. Scott Sulcer
  89. Marc Milano
  90. Andy Tandean
  91. Raymond Pang
  92. Greg Kohanim
  93. Matt Koskinen
  94. Volker Wiegmann
  95. Frank Raiß
  96. Jennie Ong
  97. Piero LAPIANA
  98. Diane
  99. Lawrence Lee
  100. Kristian Haagen