Compasses and depth gauges. And in 1916, Black Dial Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Watch patented a luminous powder called Radiomir, which allowed sailors to read them in demanding conditions. Then they raised their game yet again in 1949, with a new luminous substance. Luminor. In 1950, the Luminor case with its wide bezel and large crown bridge, was created. So there’s alot more to Panerai than big muscles. Brains back up the brawns.
The 44 mm case diameter, the brushed steel case, the luminescent hour markers on the black dial, the oversized Arabic numerals on the bezel’s second time zone, plus the chunky crown bridge, all take care of that. Let’s put it this way: visibility is not going to be a problem. Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Watch follows this watchmaker’s design code to a tee. Released in 2010, it’s a special edition of 500 pieces.
That’s another thing for which Panerai are famous. By the early years of the 20th Century, the company was making precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. Panerai Luminor GMT PAM 00029 is a luxury sports watch that demands to be noticed. There’s no mistaking a Panerai watch. The luxury watch brand of choice for Hollywood action heroes, Panerai are famous for crafting oversized masculine timepieces.
They still make fine watches. Just for a different audience. Regardless of what you may think about the company’s marketing message, they do make fine watches. Panerai Replica Watch sits comfortably if a tad ostentatiously on the wrist. The stitching on the leather bracelet is flawless. Its lines are nice and clean. The crown bridge makes the watch waterproof to 300 m. The dial is legible in virtually any condition. The spherical date window is well positioned, jutting out slightly from the 3 o’clock marker. Watch snobs tend to dislike Panerai. Once a family company based in Florence that used to make fine instruments for the navy, Panerai is a now a very different beast. Is there anything wrong with that? Perhaps not.