Watches19.07.2016

Some watches track time. Others remain timeless.

Officine Panerai is a brand with a long history, often associated with one of their most prominent clients between the 1940’s and 1950’s – the Italian Navy.

Some watches track time. Others remain timeless.
As suggested by the sign “Marina Militare”, printed on their dials, the limited collection of only 1000 items, titled Luminor 1950 3 Days, refers to the historic models from the middle of the twentieth century, which were created especially for the Italian Navy.

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Officine Panerai have successfully resurrected a popular product from their past, but that product’s quality surpasses its collector value by far. With their minimalist and simple design, their accuracy and functionality, these watches could easily meet all potential demands of military personnel.

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Everything about Luminor 1950 3 Days – from its design to its exceptional (for a hand-wound device) power reserve of 72 hours – is perfect. The model is characterized by a clear and easily legible black dial protected by a sturdy Plexiglass® crystal dome, a strap made out of traditionally sourced and processed brown Tuscan leather, complete with a discreet beige stitching, and remarkable water-resistance (10 bar/100 metres).

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In addition to the watch itself, the stylish pear wood box has a few surprises for its buyers, such as a rubber strap, an extra Plexiglass® dome for the dial, a steel screwdriver intended for maintenance purposes, and a personalized buyer’s certificate which includes the product’s serial number. Because Officine Panerai are every bit as strict as you would expect from a company which used to take orders from the Italian Navy…

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