Luminor GMT Automatic Acciaio - 44mm
THE UNMISTAKABLE IDENTITY OF PANERAI.
Inspired by the historic Luminor 1950 case created for the underwater commandos of the Italian Navy, the Luminor reinterprets these classic proportions in a contemporary manner, preserving all the characteristics which over the years have made this watch an icon of luxury sports watchmaking.
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT
Diameter 44mm, AISI 316L Polished Steel
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and markers. 24h indication on the edge. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
"30 bar (~300 metres)"
Beige 24/22.0 Standard
An unmistakable element of many Officine Panerai’s watches.
"The 1940s saw an intensification of Panerai’s collaboration with the Royal Italian Navy for the design and production of precision instruments. These included watches for synchronising all the operations in the Mediterranean Sea, during which a difference of a few seconds could have a fundamental effect on the success of an operation. It was therefore necessary to equip the special forces with a watch which had visible indication of the seconds, as well as of the hours and minutes. "
AISI 316L STAINLESS STEEL
"AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel is Officine Panerai’s material par excellence since it is highly resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin. The Panerai watches created for the Italian Navy were made of austenitic stainless steel, a reliable material that was also resistant to the extreme environmental conditions in which the commandos operated."
OP XXXI calibre
Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.