As portrayed in our History of the Panerai Luminor , in 1996 Panerai made a couple of little arrangement of Luminor watches commissioned by Sylvester Stallone. The American entertainer wore one of them in its Daylight film and gave a few guides to his friends as a blessing (one of them was Arnold Schwarzenegger which wore a Luminor Marina in the Eraser film).
These circumstances contributed to make a gigantic buzz around Panerai, something which pulled in the attention of the Vendôme Luxury Group (today Richemont Group) which in 1997 completed the acquisition of the Officine Panerai watchmaking business. Watches delivered between 1993 and 1997 are generally alluded to as “Pre-Vendome” models.
For gatherers and admirers of these references, Officine Panerai presented a new set composed of two watches inspired to the models made in 1996: a left-handed version of the Luminor Black Seal and an uncommon Luminor Daylight with a white dial and blue markers.
The two watches are provided in a container inspired by those utilized for vintage Luminor watches, made of pear wood with a teak base and containing a model of the human torpedo (Siluro a Lenta Corsa – moderate speed torpedo), along with an uncommon publication about the military equipment of the extraordinary powers of the Royal Italian Navy, wherein Panerai watches and instruments show up. The crate additionally includes an extra lash for each model and a screwdriver.
The Luminor Black Seal Left-Handed 8 Days is the version with the winding crown and the switch gadget protecting it on the left half of the instance of the memorable Luminor Black Seal. The tradition of making looks for left-handers had just been begun by Panerai in the 1940s, when a few models were made in this manner to enable the watches to be worn on a frogman’s right wrist, while the compass and profundity check were worn on the left.
Made of stainless steel covered with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), its case has a distance across of 44 mm.
The Luminor Daylight 8 Days is the reproduction of a model of 1996 of which only a not very many models exist. Indeed, the white dial/blue markers dial was soon supplanted by a white dial/dark markers one after the conveyance of the principal models.
The 44 mm case is created from AISI 316L stainless steel with a cleaned finish, just like the winder protecting gadget, here more traditionally positioned on the correct side.
The two cases are shut a screw back, engraved with the words “Officine Panerai Firenze” and the OP logo, and offer water-resistance to 30 bar (equivalent to a profundity of around 300 meters).
Inside, the hand-wound P.5000 type, made in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, beats at 21,600 vibrations each hour and, thanks to two barrels, offers a noteworthy force hold of 8 days when completely wound.
Officine Panerai will deliver only 500 instances of the Luminor 8 Days Set PAM00786 with a cost of Euro 19,900. panerai.com
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