What could be better than a new episode of Talking Hands? How about a really long episode of Talking Hands!? Yes, that’s right folks, we’ve think we’ve produced our magnum opus this time. Clocking in at nearly 20 minutes, this episode is certainly the longest we’ve yet made. The question is whether it’s any good.
What got us so chatty? Well, truthfully, it was probably the Scotch. But the watch in question certainly helped. The Panerai Luminor Marina isn’t a piece that you’d necessarily expect to create much controversy – truth be told, it’s a fairly run of the mill watch – but somehow it made The Fool and Straight-Six extraordinarily verbose. We discussed the brand’s rich heritage, the link to Rolex, the now slightly dodgy image and it all led us to a larger discussion about the current trend for producing new watches that look old.
Oh yes, there’s a Hell of a lot of chat in this one. The question is: have we made a Titanic or a Heaven’s Gate? Pour yourself a long drink, hit the play button and then let us know.
Talking Hands: The Panerai Luminor Marina
The Fool and Straight-Six sit down over a bottle of Scotch to discuss the Panerai Luminor Marina. A very long episode of Talking Hands ensues, covering the brand’s rich heritage, the link to Rolex, the now slightly dodgy image and a larger discussion about the current trend for producing new watches that look old.
Our editor-in-chief, the self-proclaimed "greatest wit, raconteur and bon vivant of our age", borders on delusional. Over the years, the fool has squandered more money on fast cars, Swiss watches and electronic gadgetry of all kinds than he – or Mrs Fool – cares to remember. Come nightfall, he can invariably be found stumbling out of Dukes mumbling “just one more Martini; I could have handled just one mmmmm… [thud!]”
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