After more than 45 years of uninterrupted production, the SAGA continues.
It was 1976 when Paul Picot presented himself on the Italian watch scene with his first watch collection. The style was classic but sophisticated, the cases precious
In solid gold and lacquered or natural stone dials.
Simple models but with small revealing details of a style that would soon conquer the taste and the pulse of critics and the public throughout Italy.
However, a sports watch could not be missing from the catalog.
If the classic style was forced to be the guideline to follow small style exceptions, Paul Picot had to allow himself them. Here then is that the bezel is characterized by the minute track of the first quarter in the red, the PP emblem on the dial is in applique metal, and finally, a particularity that immediately made it unique and today a true collector’s piece.
Another noteworthy feature was the movement, obviously automatic but with a C.O.S.C. chronometer certificate.
In the following years, numerous case versions and countless dial color variations followed one another. In 2008, version 3 was presented with a diameter of 41 mm, a new crown, and a bracelet. In 2012 the Paul Mariner 3 will be equipped with a ceramic bezel. In both versions, the movement is automatic but will not be chronometer-certified as in the first versions.
In 2023 it is the turn of the absolute novelty: the Paul Mariner 5.
This new model radically changes all aspects of the watch. The case has a new design, the bracelet incorporates the typical Paul Picot design that originates from the legendary Le Chronographe of the 90s but is technically of a new conception.
The handwriting of the dial and hands also changes. The movement finally returns to being a C.O.S.C. fully finished and decorated by hand PP 4110, with a black PVD-finished balance bridge and oscillating weight.