Panerai Luminor 8 Days Review: Modern Vintage Design
Marines just get better with age.
Sometimes that vintage look is actually the latest look. This, of course, rings true with the Panerai Luminor Marina watch. With the release of the new Panerai Luminor 8 Days (model number PAM00590), Panerai has breathed new life into a look that is otherwise considered vintage and dated.
Panerai Luminor 8 Days Review
The Luminor watch is an iconic piece from Panerai that has been spruced up over time yet always stayed true to its roots with their original marine watch designs.
This 44mm Panerai watch is inscribed with the words "8 Giorni Brevettato" at the three o'clock position, it's translation meaning "8 Day Patent", this watch holds an 8-day power reserve totaling one hundred and ninety-two hours of uninterrupted power.
The Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00590 has a water-resistant polished steel case made of AISI 316L stainless steel and a brushed steel crown and pressure lever on the crown which when pushed, improves the watch's resistance to water (300m).
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Features
Another key feature is the KIF Parechoc feature in the Calibre P.5000 movement. This is a shock resistant feature which protects the P5000 movement which in addition contains two barrels.
But enough talk about what is making the inside of this watch look so great. What makes this watch extremely attractive is the rugged vintage look that screams "I am an explorer, and survived the most raging waves the oceans could throw at me."
With a highly polished rugged steel case and an untreated brown leather strap, the Panerai Luminor Marina Eight Days gives off the look that it was just washed up on shore in a bottle.
One can also appreciate the inscription on the case back along with the historical engraving representative of the human torpedoes that the Italian Navy used in their subaquatic missions.
The Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days also comes with an extra watch band in addition to a screwdriver.