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Eilean, as many will recognise, is a 70-foot ketch most famous for its role as an oversized prop alongside a neon pink telephone in Duran Duran’s gloriously kitsch “Rio” video of 1982. More recently, it was bought by Panerai in 2006 after it had fallen into disrepair. By happy coincidence, the brand insists, like Radiomir, it was delivered in 1936.
Today, it serves as a sort of floating Panerai boutique, dipping into ports around the world where the brand uses it to host and entertain. A few years ago, I interviewed Panerai’s current chief executive, Jean-Marc Pontroué, below deck when he was using the boat as a mobile office while it was docked in London. This week, apparently, it’s in the chi-chi Italian port of Portofino.