Panerai reviews the glorious history of the brand and continues to write more fascinating new stories for loyal collectors who are passionate about the brand. The new Luminor 8-day power reserve pair is limited to 500 sets and includes two watches, inspired by the ‘pre-Vendôme period’ models. The ‘pre-Vendôme period’ refers to the period when the brand first launched its watch series for the civilian market in 1993, and it was in 1997 when the brand was acquired by the Vantage Group, a subsidiary of Richemont Group. In the past few years, Panerai has produced a small number of watches, but it has quickly become a treasure that collectors in the market are eager to follow. Among these products, American watch star Stallone commissioned Panerai’s special watch series in 1996. The new Luminor 8-day power reserve pairings featured two original watches made by Panerai for Stallone at that time-Luminor Black Seal and Luminor Daylight.
The Luminor Black Seal is the first left-handed version of the new pairing set. Luminor Daylight is extremely rare with a blue dial and white dial. Both watches are packaged in an exquisite pear-wood case dedicated to antique Luminor watches, with a human torpedo model (also known as a slow torpedo) mounted on a teak base, and a precious book included in the Italian Navy Special Forces Data on military equipment used, including watches and instruments made by Panerai.
The Luminor Black Seal Left-Handed 8 Days watch follows the design of the old Luminor Black Seal watch and features a crown bridge to protect the crown on the left side of the case. As early as the 1940s, Panerai has begun producing left-handed watches, allowing Frogmen to wear the watch on the right wrist so that the compass and depth gauge can be worn on the left wrist. The case of this new Luminor watch is 44 millimeters in diameter. It is made of stainless steel and covered with DLC Diamond-Like Carbon.
Luminor 8th Power Reserve Pair (PAM00786) Both Luminor watches feature screw-in casebacks, engraved with ‘Officine Panerai Firenze’ and OP logo on the surface, equipped with a manual winding mechanical movement and two connected hair Bar case with power reserve of up to 8 days. The P.5000 movement is entirely produced by the Panerai watch factory in Neuchâtel, adhering to the ‘historical’ characteristics of many watch movements of the year, including manual winding design and long power reserve, continuing the pure Officine Panerai style, and raises the quality to the contemporary standard of fine watchmaking. The movement has a solid structure, a large splint to protect the internal gears, and a balance wheel with two arms. Both watches are water-resistant to 30 bar (about 300 meters). They come with two spare straps and a screwdriver.
LUMINOR BLACK SEAL LEFT-HANDED 8 DAYS ACCIAIO DLC – 44 mm 8-day power reserve left-handed DLC steel watch
Movement: P.5000 manual winding mechanical movement, completely developed by Panerai.
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds. Case: 44 mm, particularly hard-coated blackened steel.
Dial: black with luminous Arabic numerals and hours. Small seconds at 3 o’clock.
Power reserve: 192 hours.
Water resistance: 30 bar (about 300 meters).