OFFICINE PANERAI CELEBRATES OPENING OF ITS FIRST BOUTIQUE IN MUMBAI
Celebrating the opening of its first boutique in Mumbai, Officine Panerai, the Italian luxury watchmaker, organised an exclusive evening at the prestigious Taj Mahal Hotel, Gateway of India today. The opening was marked by the visit of Angelo Bonati, CEO, Officine Panerai.
The evening reception hosted by Devaunshi & Anoop Mehta at The Chambers Terrace, saw a gathering of city’s elite who were presented a taste of Panerai’s identity, spirit and legacy. On display were Panerai’s latest novelties and extensive collection available at the boutique, reflecting the heritage of the Italian haute horlogerie manufacturer.
Angelo Bonati, CEO, Officine Panerai, stated “The opening of this flagship store in Mumbai underscores our commitment to India. This is our first store and a testament to the importance that we are placing on this fast growing and competitive market, where we have found collectors with a deep interest in Panerai and its values.”
Situated at an iconic heritage landmark of Mumbai facing the Arabian Sea Front and the Gateway of India, the complimenting Florentine and Asian architecture of Taj Mahal Hotel makes it a perfect location for Panerai boutique.
The hotel’s most exclusive venue – The Chambers Terrace offering a panoramic view of the Mumbai harbor, was translated into a luxurious setting to compliment the brand’s hallmark characteristics of understated elegance and luxury. Star Chef Hemant Oberoi prepared the most delectable spread to revel in the spirit of celebration.
The guests at the splendid evening, enjoying an ambience that spelt decadence all the way included Bollywood celebrities, industrialists, socialites like Randhir Kapoor, Adi and Parmeshwar Godrej, Abu Jani, Haseena Jethmalani,
Aarti and Kailash Surendranath, Alex Kuruvilla, Reema and Manoj Jain, Roohi Jaikishan, Piyali Mahtani,
Chirag and Tanaaz Doshi,
Farah Oomerbhoy, Prerna Goel and more
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.