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

Today, Officine Panerai breaks the news with two new references for their Luminor Marina assortment. The PAM00977 with an unassuming 42mm width case and the PAM00978 with the more ‘traditional’ 44mm measurement case. The two 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 presently gradually adding some new Luminor watches to their assortment also. It is intriguing to see that brands are delivering more curiosities consistently, rather than showing everything simultaneously during one of the two major shows (or three, including the upcoming Time To Move occasion by Swatch Group). Something worth being thankful for, as it is presently simpler to process for watch devotees (and us watch press).

PAM00977 and PAM00978

The principle contrast between these two new Panerai Luminor Marina references, other than the 2mm in breadth, is the degree of water obstruction. The Panerai PAM00977 has a water opposition of 100 meters (~ 10 bar) and the PAM00978 is appraised 300 meters (~ 30 bar). The bigger case size assists with withstanding higher pressing factor. The cases are made of AISI 316L steel, a composite that is particularly resistant to erosion. Comes in helpful given the reality these watches are made for use in water. The two pieces have the hardened steel arm band (obscure if these are likewise made of this combination), with a twofold collapsing catch for a safe 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. However, for this situation, Panerai ensured that the hands and applied hour markers have sufficient differentiation with the silver-shaded dial. The little running seconds hand is in blue, obviously. On the wristband, the PAM977 and PAM978 have this metallic look which you presumably love or scorn. The case and arm band play pleasantly with the light, with both cleaned and brushed surfaces. Working on this issue back you’ll discover a pusher for a simple arrival of the bracelet.

Caliber P.9010

Inside, there’s oneself winding type 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 an incessant voyager. By means of the case back, you can notice and appreciate the Panerai development. A twofold equilibrium connect guarantees better steadiness, and the development likewise has a hacking highlight. The caliber P.9010 is pleasantly completed and worth seeing through the sapphire precious stone. Winding and setting through the licensed crown framework, of course.


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

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