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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: PAM00630
    Case No: OP70**
    Model Name: Luminor Base Logo
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. OP I, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Panerai pin buckle
    Accessories: Accompanied by Panerai warranty certificate card, instruction manual, hang tag, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Artist Biography


    Italian • 1860

    Known for its robust designs and large case sizes, Officine Panerai was established in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy. Around 1900, Giovanni's grandson Guido Panerai took over, and Panerai became the supplier to the Regia Marina — the Royal Italian Navy. After supplying the navy with high-precision instruments for a number of years, Officine Panerai created Radiomir, a radium-based powder that gives luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments and devices. By 1936, the Royal Italian Navy approached Panerai again with the request to design a watch resistant to extreme underwater conditions. The watch they created became known as the "Radiomir".

    Panerai's watches made during the early twentieth century era were comprised of cases designed and manufactured by Rolex SA, with Cortébert, a Swiss manufacturer, supplying the majority of their movements. The most recognizable designs from the firm are the Radiomir and Luminor. To date, vintage models from the first half of the 1900s, such as the reference 3646 and 6152 models, remain the most desirable among collectors.

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The Luminor Base Logo was the swan song of Panerai's previous CEO, Angelo Bonati, who harnessed the powerful design of an Italian military supplier and built up one of the major watchmaking companies of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Powered by in-house Caliber P.6000, which hails from the company's Neuchatel manufacture, Panerai is endowing its entry level 44mm sports watch, the Luminor Base Logo, with a manufacture movement, bringing an end to the use of the ETA Unitas-based calibers that were once widespread in the collection. Striking with its white dial, luminous hands, non-luminous Arabic numerals, and luminous hour markers at the periphery of the dial its instantly recognisable as a Panerai classic. Found in unworn the condition, the watch is accompanied with a full compliment of accessories including International Warranty, inner and outer box and hangtags.