Panerai is presenting two new Luminor Marina references, in 42mm and 44mm, with another silver hued dial and with a hardened steel bracelet.

Today, Officine Panerai breaks the news with two new references for their Luminor Marina assortment. The PAM00977 with an unassuming 42mm breadth case and the PAM00978 with the more ‘traditional’ 44mm measurement case. Both watches have the manufacture’s caliber P. 9010 development. Where the SIHH show in Geneva last January was about the Submersible , it appears to be that Panerai is currently gradually adding some new Luminor watches to their assortment too. It is intriguing to see that brands are delivering more curiosities consistently, rather than showing everything simultaneously during one of the two big shows (or three, including the upcoming Time To Move occasion by Swatch Group). Something to be thankful for, as it is currently simpler to process for watch devotees (and us watch press).

PAM00977 and PAM00978

The principle distinction between these two new Panerai Luminor Marina references, besides the 2mm in width, is the degree of water opposition. The Panerai PAM00977 has a water opposition of 100 meters (~ 10 bar) and the PAM00978 is evaluated 300 meters (~ 30 bar). The bigger case size assists with withstanding higher pressing factor. The cases are made of AISI 316L steel, an amalgam that is particularly resistant to erosion. Comes in convenient given the reality these watches are made for use in water. Both pieces have the tempered steel bracelet (obscure if these are likewise made of this compound), with a double collapsing catch for a protected lock.

What’s truly new is the silver-hued dial with a brushed completion. It is consistently precarious to utilize such a dial tone, as it at that point comes down to the shade of the hands if there’s enough differentiation to peruse the time. But for this situation, Panerai ensured that the hands and applied hour markers have sufficient difference with the silver-shaded dial. The little running seconds hand is in blue, obviously. On the bracelet, the PAM977 and PAM978 have this metallic look which you probably love or scorn. The case and bracelet play pleasantly with the light, with both cleaned and brushed surfaces. Working on it back you’ll discover a pusher for a simple arrival of the bracelet.

Caliber P.9010

Inside, there’s oneself winding caliber P.9010 that Panerai creates and makes in-house in Neuchatel. This development has a force hold of 72-hours and the hour hand can be set freely from the moment hand. Pretty helpful if you’re a successive voyager. Through the case back, you can observe and appreciate the Panerai development. A double balance bridge guarantees better stability, and the development likewise has a hacking highlight. The caliber P.9010 is pleasantly completed and worth observing through the sapphire gem. Winding and setting by means of the licensed crown framework, of course.


As composed above, both Panerai PAM00977 and PAM00978 references have a similar development inside. The retail costs are close, 8200 Euro for the 42mm and 8300 Euro for the 44mm. On the off chance that your wrist can deal with the 44mm, that would be my pick.

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