As 2020 marches on, so does Panerai with the previously announced comeback of their “Luminor Marina” collection, to celebrate its 70th anniversary. We’re not sure if the “blue theme” is meant to symbolize current global moods, but it is a fine color option nonetheless. In this latest release we’ve been presented with the well crafted hand-wound “Officine Panerai Luminor Blu Mare” edition.
The 44mm case is made of stainless-steel with a brushed finish and a solid brushed case back. Mounted to the case is a steel polished bezel, which adds a touch of depth against the otherwise contrasting brushed finished case.
It also comes equipped with the iconic extra reinforced Panerai crown guard featuring is detachable security lever. All topped by a sapphire crystal, water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 100 meters (328 feet).
Blue is definitely definitely trending at Officine Panerai, with several of its recent releasing sharing this color in common.
But, this one have a subtle darker tone to it, on the official Panerai website they even state that this dial is “black”, although it clearly ranges further than that.
Time is exhibited on a “maritime” sun-brushed blue dial with hour index markers and the Arabic numerals: 3, 6 and 12. On the lower-half of the dial they’ve added their “OP” opposing arrow logo with a white contour.
It also includes a sub-seconds aligned with the 9 o’clock position and a date aperture at the 3 o’clock spot. The central steel hands, sub-seconds, index markers and Arabic numerals have all undergone a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Officine Panerai Luminor Blu Mare
The “Officine Panerai Luminor Blu Mare” (Ref#: PAM01085) is powered by the in-house hand-wound mechanical movement, caliber P.6000 with 19 jewels, 15 1/2 lignes, 110 components and 21,600 vph. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 72 hours (3 days), when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is dark blue calfskin strap with beige stitching, secured to the wrist by a steel deployant buckle. For more up to date information visit the official Officine Panerai website here.