Ref #: WGZAS18937
Luminor 8-Days Set (PAM00786)
The Panerai Luminor 8-Days Set (ref. PAM00786) features two watches: the Luminor Black Seal Left-handed (ref. PAM00649) and the Luminor Daylight (ref. PAM00650). Both watches feature the Panerai P.5000 caliber mechanical manual winding movement. The Luminor Black Seal Left-handed is housed in a 44mm, stainless steel case with DLC black coating, while the Luminor Daylight is equipped with a 44mm, polished stainless steel case.
About Panerai's Luminor 8 Days Set
Available in only 500 examples, the set contains two watches inspired by models created in the pre-Vendôme era, that is, that stage in the history of the brand running from 1993, the year of the first collection made for the public, and 1997, the year in which Panerai was acquired by Vendôme, part of the Richemont Group. In those years, a very small number of watch was produced and they quickly became highly sought after in the collector’s market.
The Luminor Black Seal Left-Handed 8 Days was inspired by the historic Luminor Black Seal. The tradition of making watches for left-handers had already been started by Panerai in the 1940s, when some models were made in this way to enable the watches to be worn on a frogman’s right wrist, while the compass and depth gauge were worn on the left. The Luminor Daylight 8 Days, the other watch in the Luminor 8 Days Set, is the reproduction of a model of 1996 of which only a very few examples exist. The striking detail of the historic example, faithfully reproduced in the new model, is the white dial – as in the Daylight models of the time – on which, unusually, all the markers and the hands are an intense blue colour.
The two watches are supplied in a box inspired by those used for vintage Luminor watches, made of pear wood with a teak base and containing a model of the human torpedo (Siluro a Lenta Corsa – slow speed torpedo), together with a rare publication about the military equipment of the special forces of the Royal Italian Navy, in which Panerai watches and instruments appear. The box also includes a spare strap for each model and a screwdriver.