At the annual Geneva Watch Show (SIHH) last week, Officine Panerai debuted a new set of watches inspired by two pre-Vendôme era references, from the early days when Panerai was acquired by Vendôme, part of the Richemont Group, in 1997.
According to Officine Panerai, “in 1996 Panerai made a few small series of watches commissioned by Sylvester Stallone. The new Luminor 8 Days Set takes two models originally created for he American actor: a Luminor Black Seal, here presented for the first time in a left-handed version, and a Luminor Daylight with an original, extremely rare white dial with blue markers and numerals. The two watches are supplied in a box inspired by those used for vintage Luminor watches, made of pear wood with a teak base and containing a model of the human torpedo (Siluro a Lenta Corsa – slow-speed torpedo), together with a rare publication about the military equipment of the special forces of the Royal Italian Navy, in which Panerai watches and instruments appear.”
The Luminor 8 Days Set (Ref. PAM00786) comes with two 44 mm diameter timepieces: the Luminor Black Seal in black DLC coated stainless steel with a left-hand crown, and the Luminor Daylight with a rare white dial and blue markers and numerals. Each of the watches is powered by hand-wound manufacture movement (caliber P.5000) with a power reserve of 8 days, stored in two spring barrels connected in series.
The set includes the Luminor Daylight 8 Days Acciaio and Luminor Black Seal Left-Handed 8 Days Acciaio DLC. Both watches are water-resistant to 30 meters and are presented in a special pear wood box with a teak base, a model of a human torpedo (Siluro a Lenta Corsa – slow-speed torpedo), as well as a spare strap for each model and a screwdriver. Limited to 500 sets.
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