Gruppo Gamma has just the watch for those who would love a Panerai but don’t have 10K to invest. It’s called the Peacemaker and here’s the press info;
First introduced in 2017, the Peacemaker was in fact an early design conceived back in 2014 to replace the Genesis, our first line of watches. Owing to unexpected events we never managed to put that design to production at the time.
The Peacemaker is more than a passing nod to history. It exudes a strong retro vibe, its design heavily inspired by cushion-shaped dive watches worn by Italian frogmen from the ’30s to ’50s. It’s primarily offered with our signature dial design – one that was based on an elusive prototype from the ’50s, that we’ve modernised and put to production for the first time in 2014.
In other variants, the historic California dial was also revived but with a twist, by way of a ‘Semi-Cali’ dial in military stencil typeface.
Our signature caseback flange adorns the Peacemaker’s posterior, making it a truly unique piece in your collection. The use of premium materials extends to the Italian leather straps as well, although being a very versatile “strap-eater” the Peacemaker is likely to feed your strap addiction.
The timepieces are powered by mechanical movements from ETA, the largest Swiss movement manufacturer in the world. Access to ETA movements by independent brands is very limited if at all possible, but we’re able to acquire these movements in small quantities and back it up with strong technical expertise.
The Gruppo Gamma Peacemaker retails at $639 on pre-order, with a $299 deposit required. Delivery later in 2021. More here.