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Bert Casal
May 7, 2020    |    

Panerai’s Luminor Marina Takes Luminosity to a Whole New Level

With its legendary luminous compound, Panerai takes the road no one has even seen before.

Panerai’s most emblematic model is the Luminor. Its clear-cut dial design and crown guard makes it easily identifiable, distinct from other watches in the market. It got its name from the tritium-based luminous substance Luminor, introduce into the market 70 years ago.

This year, Panerai goes off the beaten track once more by creating a brilliant, innovative model with even greater luminosity, personified in the Luminor Marina – 44 mm (PAM01117).

With this latest edition of the Luminor Marina, Panerai goes out of the box (or in this case, the… watchcase) and extends the luminosity of the watch outside of the glass. They amplified and enhanced the use of Super-Luminova™X1, an innovative substance of the very latest generation.

Luminor Marina

The luminescence of the Luminor Marina – 44 mm goes beyond tradition by, not only lighting up the hands and indexes, but by bringing light to the flange, the bridge protecting the winding crown, and the stitches on the strap. So when this watch is subjected to darkness, these parts glow, giving the watch a more striking appearance. And to make it cooler, the emblem on the dial glows as well.

Weighing in at 100 grams light (including the strap), this watch is still extremely strong, mainly due to its titanium structure manufactured by the technology known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering, a process of futuristic 3D printing involving the sedimentation of titanium powder, sintered layer by layer by a high-powered optical fibre laser, 30 microns (0.03 mm) at a time.

Luminor Marina
Luminor Marina

The engine that drives the hands on the dial is the P.9010 calibre, a movement entirely conceived and developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. This automatic movement is only 6 mm thick and fitted with the a function for quickly setting the time and date. Its twin spring barrels provide 3 days of power reserve.

Conscious of the technical and mechanical reliability of tis time-measuring instruments, Panerai raises the stakes by giving the Luminor Marina – 44 mm a 70-year warranty. Throughout this period, Panerai will maintain the good working order of the client’s watch as necessary under the terms and conditions of the International warranty.

Water-resistant to 30 bar, the new Luminor Marina – 44 mm is fitted with a strap made of Panerai Sportech™, woven to give a waterproof rubberised effect. The blue strap is fitted with luminous stitching and a Velcro fastener. A second rubber strap, blue with titanium tongue buckle is also supplied.

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