The year 2020 marks 70 years since the original release of the Luminor collection by Panerai and, continuing the stream of fresh watches commemorating that anniversary this year, the brand has unveiled the Luminor Marina Ref. PAM01313. The new model comes on the heels of the unveiling of three ultra-luminous Luminor Marina models, along with the release at Watches & Wonders 2020 of the new volcanic fibratech material developed by the brand and first applied to the Luminor design. Unlike some of Panerai’s previous releases this year, the new PAM01313 will be a permanent addition to the Luminor Marina collection.
This new Luminor Marina is foremost distinguished by its deep blue sunray dial, finished using a satiné soleil method and accented throughout with highly visible Super-LumiNova details. The dial hosts a familiar modern Luminor configuration, complete with sandwiched markers throughout — enlarged Arabic numerals for the quarter hours, with prominent tick markers for the in-between positions — and a subtle date window at 3 o’clock. Opposite the date window is a subdial, again using the sandwich dial construction, with a small, stylized hand passing over to track the running seconds. Passing over the whole dial are two straight, sword-style hands for the hour and minute.
The model uses the familiar 44-mm x 15.65-mm Luminor-style case, complete with its faceted, pillow-style outline, thick straight lugs, massive encompassing crown guard, and smooth bezel. The sturdy brushed case offers a 300-meter water resistance, protecting the automatic movement inside, Panerai’s in-house P.9010 Calibre. This automatic mechanism is capable of a three-day power reserve and is hidden behind a solid, stylized caseback. The watch comes standard on a blue alligator leather strap, with an alternative blue rubber strap for those who opt for a sportier look.
In all likelihood, Panerai will continue its special-edition Luminor releases later this year during the fall season, but in the meantime this interesting blue model does arrive just in time for interested Paneristi hunting for their summer watch. The new Luminor Marina ref. PAM01313 will be available later this year, set to retail at $7,700.
To learn more and inquire for pre-order, you can visit Officine Panerai’s website, here.
It’s time for Panerai to drop that silly small seconds register and to make a watch with a sweeping seconds hand.
Shame they don’t ditch them ugly reptile straps, i’d buy a different Panerai because of that.