INTRODUCING: The Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01313, where a dressy blue dial meets a proper diver

Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01313This year appears to be Year of the Luminor for Panerai. Having redefined the warranty with the lavishly lumed and 3D printed PAM01117, the introduction of the Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01313 sees a bit more restraint return, with classic Luminor design cues but a similarly luscious blue sunburst dial. With its technologically impressive three-day movement, and price tag to match, this Luminor Marina straddles the line between work and play better than many previous attempts. Though, to be fair, recent years have seen the brand separate the two – granting dressier dials like this. As far as dressy divers go, this PAM01313 strikes a slick balance between rugged tool and sculpted beauty. As typical from the Italian designers, the 44mm Luminor cushion case makes no effort to hide itself on the wrist. Long lugs may poke past wrist constraints, although their curvature — seamlessly blending with the radius of the case’s side profile — ensures a comfortable and hugging fit. With a sapphire crystal that doesn’t protrude far from the bezel, the 15.65mm thickness isn’t afraid to embrace the theme of bulk.  The beauty comes into the picture with the dial and finishing of the watch, each element being quintessentially Panerai. The…

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