High-end watches are a tough subculture to track, mostly because the good ones tend to be so rare as to require a trip to Italy. But if it’s just a trip to midtown Manhattan…
Panerai just opened up a Madison Avenue branch and, recession aside, their timing couldn’t be better. A Ferrari collaboration (available in store) and two years of high demand and low supply have transformed them into one of the most sought-after brands in the watch world.
Of course, for a product that prides itself on perfect efficiency, they wouldn’t skimp on a little in-store design…
- — Russell Brandom
545 Madison Avenue (at 55th St)