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When it was first released in 2011, Panerai’s Bronzo was a really big deal. It was a big deal to Panerai enthusiasts, who feel very strongly about the company’s diving history, and who unanimously enjoy the sight of a vintage piece that's received a bit of abuse through the years. And it was also a big deal to Panerai itself, which was one of the first companies to faithfully recreate the time-weathered effect by finding the right mix of alloys for an appropriate bronze.
It was also, like almost all bronze watches that have come out in recent years, a commercial success. All 1,000 pieces were quickly snapped up by the Paneristi community, and its popularity is, I am sure, one of the reasons Panerai has decided to bring it back in the same case so soon after its initial launch. It’s good news then for those who missed out on the first model, though I’m not sure those who purchased the first run will necessarily see it that way.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/paner ... 1cc48dd36b
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