Much like the rest of the modern Panerai watches, Luminor timepieces speak of the rich watchmaking history of the brand while preserving its vintage look and feel.
The Luminor watches are among some of the most famous sport watches in the world. When the Panerai brand was resurrected in the early 1990’s the movements used in these sport models were rudimentary at best, but as the time went by and Richemont bought the company the situation drastically improved.
Luminor line of Panerai watches traces its history back to the days when Panerai and Rolex worked together to produce timepiece for the Italian Navy. After the expiration of their military contract, Rolex and Panerai dissolved their working relationship. Needless to say, this was not the best decision for Panerai. Although the termination of the working relationship between the two brands wasn’t just based on the loss of the military contract, Panerai fell into a “dormant” period for a few decades. Although the company kept the overall look of the Luminor line, the movements fitted inside these gorgeous timepieces were not the best out there.
It wasn’t until Sylvester Stallone entered one of the Panerai boutiques during the filming of Daylight and fell in love with a Panerai Radiomir watch that the brand began its re emergence. It took a few more years and a significant investment from Richemont group for Panerai to recover from 50 years of dormancy.
Today, Radiomir line and Luminor line of watches are taking their rightful place among some of the most sought after timepieces in the world. As mentioned previously, Luminor is one of the most popular sport marine watches out there today. One of the reasons for this popularity is its unmistakable Panerai look. The dark dial with oversized, luminous Arabic and index markers and hands and the coveted crown protection bracket all contribute to the vintage feel of this watch with the elegance and durability of a watch that could only be created today.
The classic Luminor line consists of Lumior Base Logo PAM 00000, Luminor Base PAM00112, Luminor Base 8 Days ACCIAIO PAM00560 (with 8 day power reserve), Luminor Base 8 Days ACCIAIO PAM 00561 (8 days power reserve and a striking white dial in brushed steel), and Luminor Base 8 Days Titanio PAM 00562 ( a watch with an 8 day power reserve and a stunning titanium case.
The entire Luminor line of Panerai timepieces is a stunning example of a successful marriage of form and function. The understated beauty, functionality, and durability of these watches make them increasingly popular today with collectors as well as fashionistas alike.
At Ermitage Jewelers we buy, sell, and trade vintage and modern Panerai Luminor watches at very competitive prices. If you have a Luminor you would like to sell or simply would like to upgrade your watch, bring it to us! We would be glad to make you a fair and competitive offer. Stop going to pawn shops and other questionable establishments, come to a trusted and respected community jewelry shop and talk to the experts about your Panerai watch today!
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