Today, I’d like to introduce you to the new Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Acciaio, a modern sports watch that, I suspect, one day will be a vintage treasure. This watch is the epitome of a perfect Panerai: a clean dial, an in-house movement, a rugged pebbled-leather strap, and a case that has the weight of a solid block of steel. The official name of this watch is the PAM 590, a name that I know we all will be hearing a lot more of. The wristwatch features an in-house Calibre (I just say caliber) P.5000 movement with an eight-day power reserve that, in my opinion, beats anything else on the market.
Where the “3” would be on the dial has been replaced with “8 Giorni Brevettato” or “8 Days Patented,” for those who don’t know much Italian. The watch also has a “human torpedo,” an attack method used by the Italian Navy (which Panerai’s were original designed for), engraved on the caseback. The list price of this model is $7,700, a reasonable price for any watch even remotely close to this.
Luke Rottman (Executive Editor: thewatchadviser.com)