I want to celebrate this holiday season with each of you by sharing my Twelve Days of Christmas Top Picks. I chose my favorites from this year's must-haves, so that you can easily give perfect gift. See you in the store!Read More
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This past month we shipped the last kid off to college. Tripp decided on University of Oregon. Yes, another Duck in the family. It was actually Tripp's discovery of Oregon in 2005 when he decided that was the school for him. He acted like he looked around but we knew he was going there all along.Read More
Celebrating the upcoming release of Panerai's new Luminor Due collection, Oliver Smtih brought together a collection of astounding vintage and modern Panerai watches for the Panerai Past to present event, including a special appearance by Panerai's North American President Giovanni Carestia.Read More
It has been a big year so far for Panerai, with many exciting new models joining the collection and the upcoming release of the new Luminor Due case.
One of the standouts in this great lineup of new pieces is the PAM00658, a Luminor 1940 model with a dial featuring relief stripes, often called a 'tuxedo dial' by the Paneristi community. Textured dials are already a rarity in the Panerai collection, there are a few pieces that have used carbon fiber and a Paris Hobnail pattern, but the 'Tuxedo' dial is an exceptional piece even among these. Prior to the 658, the only watch in the collection to use this dial was the PAM00029, which saw production in the A and B series (1998 and 1999 respectively) with a limited edition as part of the M series in 2010
Here's Oliver's top ten great gift ideas for Dad.
1. Have your children's names engraved on one of our custom OSJ dog tags - Starting at $195Read More
The king has returned! One of the most sought after pieces of the Richard Mille line, the RM011 titanium fly back chronograph Felipe Massa, now graces the case at Oliver Smith Jeweler. This timepiece exemplifies everything that sets a Richard Mille watch apart from other luxury brands as well as refines elements from the RM004 and RM008.
The iconic tonneau shaped case rendered in grade 5 titanium was enlarged to make room for the automatic movement with variable rotor geometry. The ability to make adjustments to the rotor allows for the movement's winding to be adjusted for the lifestyle of the wearer. Another notable difference in the RM011 from its predecessors is the enlarged and ribbed pushers for the chronograph mechanism. Not only do these refine the silhouette of the watch, they make the pushers easier to use.Read More