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DAYTONA PERPETUAL Special 999  

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DAYTONA PERPETUAL Special 999

€ 4.300

Released in a limited edition of 999 examples, each single copy is numbered and signed. The oversized coffee table Daytona Perpetual “Special 999” has been entirely handcrafted with a masterful skill. The hardcover is made of wood and lined with a highly refined orange-coloured fabric displaying a big imprinted logo with gold and silver lamina fields. Internally, the pages feature a particular stucco treatment – the same special paper used for the DeLuxe version – and further enriched with a UV silk screening coating on all the photographs. This particular mirror-like finish creates a powerful visual and tactile impact, given the contrasting effect between the materic surface of the matte paper and the extraordinary shine of the images. The tome – with a 35 x 45 cm format and 9,5 kg weight – is housed in a luxurious artisanal clamshell presentation case, lined and printed front.

• 292 pages
• 541 original photographs
• Special stucco-finished paper further treated with UV silk screening print on all the photographs
• English language
• Released in March 2020
• 35 x 45 x 7 cm
• 9,5 kg case included
• Wooden hardcover covered in linen fabric housed in a clamshell presentation box

Fabio Santinelli is a professional still life photographer since the Seventies. Fabio’s vision of photography is the result of long studies and experimentations based on plays of light and shadows, carried out during all those years of partnership with Pino Abbrescia. His ultimate goal as photographer is to enhance and reveal the essential nature of things, turning industrial products into artworks.

Paolo Gobbi is a renowned journalist, photographer and globe-trotter from Rome, Italy. He spends the majority of his time traveling all over the world, to tour watch factories and report on the latest watch collections and high-end watch auctions. Currently a writer, contributing photographer and director of specialized magazines, he also works as an independent journalist for distinguished names in the Italian press.

Naomi Ornstein, besides curating the English texts, has always covered the role of editorial coordinator of the Pucci Papaleo Editions. In the making of the books her key role is also to ensure a consistent basis of the many technical, historical and collecting information as well as the follow-up and sharing of each single data.

Ross Povey is the founder and owner of TudorCollector.com and is regarded as the world’s leading expert on vintage Tudor watches. His other horological passion is Perpetual Daytonas. Ross writes for and has contributed to some of the most influential, horological on-line platforms and publications, including; Revolution, Bulang & Sons, The Telegraph, The Rake, Watchonista, Hodinkee, QP and The Vintage Rolex Forum.