With its 44 mm case and 13.5 mm thickness, this Luminor Marina 8 days Acciaio model is a serious wristwatch that carries inside the weight of an in-house movement. Calibre P.5000 is the star that offers an astonishing 8-day power reserve with a trademark Parechoc anti-shock feature.
What makes this model special is that it was developed exclusively for the North American market, carrying an innovating design features that brings a bit of the Italian charm and fashion sense, making it desirable for all the collectors.
Little changes such as the replacement of the Arabic numeral “3” (of the original model) with the Italian inscription “8 Giorni Brevettato” (8 days patented) and the unique case back design on which we can admire the Italian Navy human torpedoes along with the Firenze 1860 inscription add a boost and differentiate this model from the entire collection.
As waterproof timekeepers were essential during the World War I for the Italian military and their underwater combatants named ˈˈfrogmenˈˈ, the brand signed an important sale contract for its water resistant watches. The story continues because during World War II, Panerai combat watches were at the wrist of each Decima trouper, the Italian amphibious commandos and became famous among German and English military. We may also add that first Luminor and Radiomir watches were originally named in order to salute the luminescent part, developed by Panerai.
The color combo is masculine and pleasant to the eye and the black dial creates the perfect background for the rich brown of the hour markers and hands, which are luminescent.
The 300 m water resistance is enforced by Panerai`s bridge device that also protects the watch from shocks.
The dial has a simple, clean design and at 9 o`clock is positioned the small seconds subdial.
A brand of innovation, a brand of the future but also a brand build on history. Their passion for limited edition models comes from the desire to celebrate the past, as they always successfully try to bring in the public`s eye models that are related to the brand`s history. And the important job of redesigning the original Luminor model was given to Alessandro Bettarini that upgraded the case design. And this new model uses Bettarini design base with slightly more refined touches and stronger materials. For example, the crown and the material that`s protecting it are in brushed type AISI 316L steel.
So, we are talking about a brand that gained the trust of the military by focusing on precision, resistance and great legibility. At your wrist you will feel just the right amount of weight to be aware of it, but not enough to become uncomfortable
It is fitted with a brown leather strap and has a polished pin buckle that also includes a spare strap and a screwdriver.
And if it has managed to fulfill the requirements of the Navy, we can be sure that we will not be disappointed, especially when great technology meets a unique design.