At first glance, you may not notice a whole lot that different about the recently-announced Panerai Platinumtech Luminor Marina. So, what do you think – is it just a new dial color? Something with the strap? No, friends, the answer is hiding in the name.
For better or worse (depending on your point of view), Panerai continues to hold a slice of my watch subconscious. This started back when I was drawn in my the clean retro look I saw in a magazine ad years ago, and eventually blossomed when I ordered a homage watch as my very first mechanical (and it’s since passed on to another). I’ve reviewed the real thing since then (see that here) and it definitely has a quality the homage didn’t possess. Cue, then, my intense interest in the new – and compact – Panerai Luminor Quarenta.
I don’t even know what to think about this video. Someone from the Big Watch Forum grabbed a 3 minute long video of the insides of their Panerai. Amazing or sick?
Nice new blog all about the biggest watches on Earth. I’m not a big watch lover, but I love me some Panerai. If I had the dosh and most of their movements weren’t so boring, I’d get one. Best feature? Their Panerai picture of the day. It’s watch porn.
Back in December, we told you about the release of the delightfully compact (for the brand) Panerai Luminor Quarenta. Once word came out about it, we dropped our name in the queue to spend some time with a review loaner. Late last month, our number came up, and we got to spend some time with the example in blue you see here. On to the review!
Against all reason, we at WWR are fans of what Panerai produces. Sure, they’re chunky, but they carry an iconic and almost retro style to them that just seems to hit the right spots. While the look is retro, the latest Panerai is definitely looking towards the future. Meet the Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel.