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Weekend appreciation: Luminor Marina Panerai Goldtech™

Panerai continues its development process by reworking the aesthetic dimensions of the Luminor Marina. The collection is a manifestation of landmark elements from Panerai’s history. Luminor is the name of both a luminescent substance, developed by the brand and a model that rose to prominence in the early 1950s as a result of its diving utility and connection to the brand’s most notable military achievements. The new Luminor Marina Panerai Goldtech™– 44 mm, announced at Watches & Wonders, capitalises on the legacy of a renowned model to exhibit a new, authentic expression of Italian creativity.

First and foremost, the Luminor Marina – 44 mm in Panerai Goldtech™ is a permanent addition to the collection. Its red gold is derived from an extraordinary formula perfected by the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee; it contains a high percentage of copper (24%) combined with platinum (0.4%). Both materials are key to achieving an intense, unique tone and an extreme degree of mechanical and oxidation resistance.

Furthermore this timepiece offers a new aesthetic approach that amplifies the gold; it is accentuated by alternating satin and glossy finishes and is enhanced by the dynamic character of the deep blue sandwich dial with satiné soleil decoration. Visible through a sapphire crystal case back, the the movement offers a look into the creativity within.

When it comes to the movement, the Caliber P.9010, an automatic movement measuring only 6mm thick and entirely designed and developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, powers Luminor Marina – 44 mm Panerai Goldtech™. It carries a power reserve of three days and features the rapid time adjustment function. The latter can move forward or backward in increments of an hour, and connects automatically to the date indicator.

Technical information:

Mechanical with automatic winding
Caliber P.9010
133⁄4 lignes
6 mm thick
200 components
31 jewels
Glucydur™ balance
Incabloc™ shockproof device, two barrels.

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date.

Power reserve: 3 days.

Brushed Panerai Goldtech™
44 mm diameter
polished Panerai Goldtech™ bezel.
Safety Lock crown protection device, lever and crown in satin Panerai Goldtech™.
Sapphire crystal obtained from corundum
Dodecagonal screw-down case back in satin Panerai Goldtech™ with sapphire glass porthole.

Blue with satiné soleil decoration, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and indices in white Super-LumiNova™ with green luminescence.
Seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.

Waterproof: 5 bar (~50 meters)

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