Looking to start up your watch wardrobe? Are you a beginner to the world of watches? Well, we recommend this Italian-born manufacturer as a bold start to your collection. Although oversized dials are a part of Panerai’s DNA’s, the brand caters to the entire spectrum. Be it dressy watches like the Luminor due with elegant alligator straps or survival instruments for the modern hero’s like the submersible watches, these Swiss manufactured watches surely have something for everyone.
The new PAM00977 and PAM00978 in stainless steel
Another iconic collection in Panerai’s portfolio is the Marina collection, the true essence of the brand given its conception and history. A little different than the regular, here we have two new strong and robust references for the Luminor Marina collection- the PAM00977 and PAM00978 in stainless steel.
Let’s dive right into the technicalities. The most notable difference between the two watches here is the water resistance which is quite relevant since these watches are made for the water, so to say. The PAM0097 with its 42mm diameter is water-resistant up to 100 meters whereas the larger version, which is the PAM00978 is 300 meters.
The case of the new Luminor Marina is made of the corrosion resistant alloy – AISI 316L stainless steel. With the classic Panerai design, unmistakable thanks to the “bridge” device which protects the winding crown, the case is fitted with a perfectly integrated metal bracelet. The shape of each link recalls the iconic bridge and it is harmoniously integrated with the other links – without any screws.
The large figures with white luminous material on the dial ensure perfect visibility at night and underwater. Symmetrical with the date at 3 o’clock is the counter at 9 o’clock in which the blue small seconds hand rotates, blue being the colour of Panerai and the sea, the element with which the brand has always been historically linked.
Turn the watch around and you can see the bidirectional oscillating weight of the P.9010 Manufacture movement, automatic with a power reserve of three days, The calibre has the device for stopping the balance wheel to synchronise the watch and the mechanism for rapidly adjusting the hour hand, which can be moved forwards or backwards without interfering with the running of the minute hand. This function, very useful when setting the time or changing the time zone, also enables the date to be adjusted very quickly. On the case back, you will also find a pusher for an easy release of the bracelet.
What is really striking about the new PAM00977 and PAM00978 however, is the metallic aesthetic. That silver-colored dial with a brushed finish on a bracelet which is perfectly ergonomic, flexible and pleasant on the wrist. The new stainless-steel Marina’s are sporty and functional watches, yet extremely sophisticated in design.
If you are looking for a high-end timepiece that is a bit out of the ordinary, the new PAM00977 and PAM00978 in stainless steel are a great choice.