Exactly 70 years after the introduction of the tritium-based luminous substance Luminor, the name of which later came to identify one of the brand’s most emblematic model ranges, Panerai has once again gone off the beaten track by creating a brilliant, innovative model with even greater luminosity: the Luminor Marina – 44 mm (PAM01117). It is guaranteed for 70 years*.
The new Luminor Marina – 44 mm explores a hitherto untried aesthetic aspect, involving enhanced visibility. This is an important evolutionary step in a development process concerning the mastery of the emission of light which has been carried out by the brand since the 1940s. Today it has been further perfected, amplified and enhanced by the use of a Super-LumiNovaTM of the very latest generation.
The luminescence of the Luminor Marina – 44 mm disrupts tradition by going beyond the normal features of hour markers and hands. It breaks the borders of the luminosity, usually confined on the dial, giving the model a more striking recognisable identity.
Emerging from the darkness the decal on the dial, the rehaut and for the first time also new components like the stitchings on the strap, the crown, the crown protecting bridge and its lever. Iconic elements of the luminor case highlighted by an advanced Super-LumiNovaTM X1 which provides a higher degree of luminosity as well as persisting longer.
Surprisingly light (100 grams including the strap) and extremely strong, it owes its characteristics to its titanium structure, which is manufactured by the technology known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), a process of futuristic 3D printing involving the sedimentation of titanium powder, sintered layer by layer by a high-powered optical fibre laser, 30 microns (0.03 mm) at a time.
Ensuring the model’s fundamental mechanical accuracy and performance is the P.9010 calibre, entirely conceived and developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. This is an automatic movement only 6 mm thick fitted with the function for quickly setting the time, which at the same time modifies the date. The movement has a power reserve of three days, provided by its twin spring barrels.
Conscious of the technical and mechanical reliability of its time-measuring instruments, reaffirmed in 2019 by the founding of the Pam.Guard care programme, Panerai raises the stakes by giving the Luminor Marina – 44 mm a 70-year warranty. Throughout this period Panerai will maintain the good working order of the client’s watch as necessary under the terms and conditions of the International warranty.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (a depth of about 300 metres), the new Luminor Marina – 44 mm is fitted with a strap made of Panerai SportechTM, woven to give a waterproof rubberised effect, blue with luminous stitching and a Velcro fastener. A second rubber strap, blue with a titanium tongue buckle, is also supplied, together with a tool for changing the strap and a special box with a luminous stylised representation of the dial of the Luminor Marina on its lid.
Panerai Luminor Marina – 44m PAM01117 Technical Specifications
PAM01117 – LIMITED EDITION OF 270 EXAMPLES, EXCLUSIVE TO BOUTIQUES
- Automatic mechanical, P.9010 Calibre,
- 13¾ lignes,
- 6 mm thick,
- 200 components,
- 31 jewels,
- 28,800 alternations/hour,
- GlucydurTM balance,
- IncablocTM anti-shock device,
- Two spring barrels,
- Executed entirely by Panerai.
- Hours, minutes, small seconds,
- 3 days
- In micro-sandblasted titanium,
- Diameter 44 mm,
- 15.65 mm thick.
- Bezel, winding crown and Safety Lock crown-protecting device (protected by trademark) in micro sandblasted titanium with the luminescent profile.
- Sapphire crystal obtained from corundum.
- 12-sided screw back in micro-sandblasted titanium, engraved with the words “70 Years Warranty”.
- Blue with sunray finish,
- Sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and hour markers in green
- Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence.
- Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
- Made of Panerai SportechTM,
- Blue with luminous sewing,
- With Velcro closure and titanium ring in brushed titanium.
- Additional strap in blue rubber with trapezoid titanium buckle.
- 30 bar (~300 metres).
*For further details about the extension of the guarantee, please refer to the watch’s Guarantee booklet.
Panerai Luminor Marina – 44m PAM01117 Gallery
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments.
The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.
Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.