Panerai presented the Platinumtech Luminor Marina PAM01116, a special edition that will be available exclusively at Panerai boutiques globally and produced in a limited run of only 70 pieces delivered with a warranty term of 70 years.
You read it right, 70 years. During this unusually long warranty term, a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Luminor collection, the brand will provide customers with services to keep the watch in perfect functioning free of charge. To remark the exceptional achievement, on the back of the watch there is the “70 Years Warranty” logo applied through a metallization process.
The new model also stands out for its olive green dial with satiné soleil decoration, sandwich structure, and Arabic numerals and indexes in beige Super-LumiNova with green luminescence. The Panerai logo, the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the date aperture at 3 o’clock complete the ensemble.
As suggested by its name, the Platinumtech Luminor Marina is made in a special alloy that it is harder than conventional platinum with enhanced physical properties. The precious metal was selected to give the model greater resistance, though it is considerably more difficult to work and polish. The 44 mm x 13.4 mm case is water resistant to a pressure of 5 bar (50 metres / 165 feet).
Designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, the self-winding Caliber P.9010 beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a three-day power reserve thanks to its two barrels. The movement also features a rapid adjustment system that can move the hour hand forward or backward in increments of one hour, independent of the minute hand.
Matched to an alligator leather strap in dark brown with ecru stitching and a brushed Platinumtech trapezoidal pin buckle, the new Panerai Platinumtech Luminor Marina PAM01116 has a suggested retail price of Euro 38,500 (including VAT) / US$ 39,600 (excluding sales taxes). panerai.com