Bright Idea

Luminor, the substance that allows us to read our watches in the dark, was discovered 70 years ago. To celebrate, Panerai has drenched the timepiece that bears its name.
Words by Bill Lindsey | October 26, 2020 | Luxury

Watchmakers dream of having a Hollywood celebrity fall in love with their designs. For Panerai, this dream came true when Sylvester Stallone noticed a wristwatch with a unique pivoting crown cover in a jewelry store in Italy. A variety of Panerai have since adorned his wrist in his personal life as well as in numerous movies, making the firm’s designs a favorite of the uber trendy. Panerai has added three new designs to its Marina line of dive watches, all of which feature Luminor hands, hour, minute and second hand plus Luminor stitching and bezel accents. You couldn’t lose one of these in the dark if you tried. Even more impressive is the astounding 70-year guarantee. The Lumina Marina PAM 117 features a titanium case, the Luminor Marine PAM 118 has a Carbotech housing, while the Lumina Marian PAM 119’s housing is crafted of Fibratech, an all-new extremely durable material. Each model is limited to 270 examples, or more likely, 269, after Sly grabs his;