Technical Details

Unique edition of 500 units

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

The Luminor 8 Days Set – available in only 500 examples – contains two watches inspired by models created in the pre-Vendôme era, that is, that stage in the history of the brand running from 1993, the year of the first collection made for the public, and 1997, the year in which Panerai was acquired by Vendôme, part of the Richemont Group. In those years, a very small number of watch was produced and they quickly became highly sought after in the collector’s market. The Luminor Black Seal Left-Handed 8 Days is the version with the winding crown and the lever device protecting it on the left side of the case of the historic Luminor Black Seal. The tradition of making watches for left-handers had already been started by Panerai in the 1940s, when some models were made in this way to enable the watches to be worn on a frogman’s right wrist, while the compass and depth gauge were worn on the left. The Luminor Daylight 8 Days, the other watch in the Luminor 8 Days Set, is the reproduction of a model of 1996 of which only a very few examples exist. The striking detail of the historic example, faithfully reproduced in the new model, is the white dial – as in the Daylight models of the time – on which, unusually, all the markers and the hands are an intense blue colour. It is likely that this version was replaced after the delivery of the first prototypes, so the few surviving examples have become extremely rare. The two watches are supplied in a box inspired by those used for vintage Luminor watches, made of pear wood with a teak base and containing a model of the human torpedo (Siluro a Lenta Corsa – slow speed torpedo), together with a rare publication about the military equipment of the special forces of the Royal Italian Navy, in which Panerai watches and instruments appear. The P.5000 calibre, entirely made in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, recalls many of the “historic” characteristics of the calibres used in the watches at the time – such as the hand winding and the long power reserve – but it meets the standards of contemporary high quality watchmaking in the purest Panerai style, the structure of the movement being remarkably strong with its large bridges protecting the mechanism and the balance bridge with twin supports. Both watches are water-resistant to 30 bar (equivalent to a depth of about 300 metres) and the special box in which they are supplied also includes a spare strap for each model and a screwdriver. Luminor Black Seal Left-handed 8 Days Acciaio DLC - 44mm - Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 15 ½ lignes, 4.5 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, two barrels. 127 components. - Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds - Case: Diameter 44mm, AISI 316L steel with DLC black coating - Bezel: Steel with DLC black coating - Back: Screw, Brushed Steel - Device protecting the crown: (protected as a trademark) Steel with DLC black coating - Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 3 o'clock - Crystal: Sapphire crystal formed of corundum - Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres) - Strap: Calf Ponte Vecchio dark brown, Beige, STD, 24/24, BA, with sewn-in buckle - Buckle: Steel with DLC black coating Luminor Daylight 8 Days Acciaio - 44mm - Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 15 ½ lignes, 4.5 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, two barrels. 127 components. - Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds - Case: Diameter 44mm, AISI 316L polished steel - Bezel: Polished steel - Back: Screw, brushed steel - Device protecting the crown: (protected as a trademark) Brushed steel - Dial: White with blue luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o'clock - Crystal: Sapphire crystal formed of corundum - Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres) - Strap: Blue alligator, T/T, STD, 24/24, BA, with sewn-in buckle - Buckle: Polished steel

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