At the 10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance with Panerai

Jessica

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrated its tenth year anniversary with a display of over 150 cars in 32 classes. Originally started as the, “La Jolla Motor Car Classic”, five years later the show grew into an internationally recognised car event, adopted a concours judging system and officially changed its name to the, “La Jolla Concours d’Elegance”. Proceeds from the weekend event benefit two nonprofit organisations, the Monarch School Project and the La Jolla Historical Society.

Well-known for its regattas, for the first time, Officine Panerai was the presenting sponsor of a concours. The entire Panerai Hospitality Lounge that travels the international regatta circuit was transported piece-by-piece across the country to La Jolla Cove and reconstructed for this weekend’s car event. The concours was a huge undertaking and, together with the team from the Panerai La Jolla Boutique, the entire weekend was a smashing success.

Panerai La Jolla Concours
“Spirit of Ecstasy” models at the Rolls-Royce Cocktail Party presented by Panerai

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance
Rolls-Royce “Spirit of Ecstasy”

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, 1936 Maharaja Rolls-Royce Phantom III
1936 Maharaja Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sports Four-Seater

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, 2015 McLaren P1
2015 McLaren P1 3.8L V8 TT (1 of 375)
One of the first delivered worldwide

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Panerai Hospitality Lounge
The extremely busy Panerai Hospitality Lounge

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, J.J. Isler, Michele Gallagher Panerai
J.J. Isler (yachtswoman & two-time Olympic medalist) & Michele Gallagher of Panerai North America


Fellow ‘Risti & gear head Sean Lee wearing his PAM508

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Panerai PAM 508, Panerai PAM 465
Two PAM508s at the concours & my PAM465 on TZ strap

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Rafael Alvarez Panerai, Rafael Alvarez, President of Panerai North America
Rafael Alvarez, President of Panerai North America

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Rafael Alvarez Panerai, Rafael Alvarez, President of Panerai North America, Panerai PAM518, Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM518
Rafael wearing the Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM518 in platinum (LE of 50)

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Rafael Alvarez Panerai, Rafael Alvarez, President of Panerai North America, Vahid Moradi, Panerai PAM518, Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM518
Vahid Moradi (Panerai Boutique La Jolla) & Rafael Alvarez (President of Panerai NA) present the Award for Best in Show

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Rafael Alvarez Panerai, Rafael Alvarez, President of Panerai North America, 1930 Bugatti Type 46
1930 Bugatti Type 46 Petit Royale
Best in Show

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Rafael Alvarez Panerai, Rafael Alvarez, President of Panerai North America, 1930 Bugatti Type 46

Almost as rare as the cars, were these two beautiful guests:

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Panerai PAM 518, Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM518
Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM518 in platinum (LE of 50)

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Panerai PAM 518, Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM518, OP XXV, Minerva 13-22 chronograph movement
Calibre OP XXV / Minerva 13-22 chronograph movement

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Panerai PAM 519, Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM519
Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM519 in rose gold (LE of 100)

Panerai La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, Panerai PAM 519, Radiomir 1940 Chronograph PAM519, OP XXV, Minerva 13-22 chronograph movement
Calibre OP XXV / Minerva 13-22 chronograph movement


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