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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 250

Reduction vessel model; “D 560, Luigi Durand de la Penne”; steel, metal and wood

CHF 500 - 800

EUR 500 - 750 / USD 550 - 900 / HKD 4,200 - 6,700


Sold: CHF 750

Steel and metal, reduction model of the ship “D 560, Luigi Durand de la Penne”; on wooden base

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Brand Officine Panerai, Florence and Neuchâtel

Reference PNPAA 02646

Year circa 2012

Material steel, metal and wood

Length 340 mm.

Height 110 mm.

Width 70 mm.

Weight 1 035 gr. (approx., including packaging box)

Signature base

Accessories packaging box


The Durand de la Penne class are two guided missile destroyers, built between 1989 and 1992, operated by the Italian Navy. The design is an enlarged version of the Audace class, updated with diesel and gas turbine CODOG machinery and modern sensors. Four ships were planned but the second pair were cancelled when Italy joined the Horizon project.


Durand de la Penne, Luigi
Genoa, Liguria (Italy), February 11, 1914 – Genoa, Liguria (Italy), January 17, 1992

De la Penne graduated from the Italian Naval Academy in Livorno, Tuscany, in 1934. He joined the Decima MAS in 1935, served as naval diver during the World War II.

After the war, Durand de la Penne stayed in the Marina Militare ((Italian Navy). He was promoted to Capitano di Fregata (Commander) in 1950 and Capitano di Vascello (Captain) in 1954. In 1956 he was appointed as naval attaché in Brazil. He was also Deputy of the Parliament of Italy for the second through the sixth legislatures as an independent candidate. He retired with the rank of Ammiraglio di Squadra (Vice-Admiral).

In his honour, the Marina Militare named its new series of destroyers of 1993 as the Durand de la Penne class. Two vessels were launched: the lead ship, Luigi Durand de la Penne and Francesco Mimbelli.


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