Brand of Florentine-Heritage and Swiss-Made limits new model to 70 pieces
Platinumtech is an alloy based on a noble metal that according to Panerai, is then reformulated to enhance its physical properties. The process perfects its hardness and resistance, while also making it much more difficult to finish and polish.The case in the Luminor Marina collection’s hallmark cushion-shaped style, requires a painstaking manual process to achieve its delicate finish.
The case measures 44 mm in diameter and 13.4 mm thick, and uses the Platinumtech material for just about every element – from the bezel to the casebody, to the 12-sided screwed caseback, to the patented bridge device with its crown-locking lever.
Under the domed sapphire crystal lies the olive-green “sandwich” dial, with its satiné soleil (sun-brushed) finish; beige-colored (albeit green-glowing) Super-LumiNova on its Arabic hour numerals, bar-shaped hour indices, and blue-accented hands. The face features a date window at 3 o’clock and small seconds display at 9 o’clock.
The brushed caseback has a sapphire “porthole” with a view of the movement – Panerai’s in-house Caliber P.9010 self-winding movement with bidirectional rotor to fuel the watch with its three-day (72 hours) power reserve, stored in two spring barrels. This precise craftsmanship is made up of 200 components including 31 jewels.
Partially obscuring the view of the Caliber is a metallized medallion on the case-back’s sapphire window attesting to this watch’s astounding, industry-first 70-Year warranty. The watch is attached on a brown alligator strap with ecru contrast stitching and a trapezoidal buckle also forged from Platinumtech. Customers choose a second strap option at the time of purchase, as well as a screwdriver to easily swap out the strap and buckle.
The Panerai Platinumtech Luminor Marina PAM1116 is available in a highly exclusive edition of only 70 pieces and exclusively sold at the Panerai boutiques worldwide.
Retail price $36,900 USD