Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm: Unboxing Review [PAM00088]

Unboxing Review: Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm [PAM00088] Luminor GMT sitting in supplied presentation box with strap adjustment tools in the background. The dial is made from both Arabic numerals and Indices for a high level of legibility

A Big GMT For The Modifier At Heart

Unboxing Review: Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm [PAM00088]

Of all watch makers, Panerai package their watches in the most understated box of all of them. And could perhaps be called modest, although we are still talking about a £5.5K watch. And talking about such an expensive item as modest – is an oxymoron in its self.

The Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm is supplied in a simple light orange coloured wood box with a rigid felt like insert. This Luminor watch is supplied with a brown alligator strap with a steel deployant buckle and an additional black rubber strap. The watch is also packaged with a screwdriver to replace the strap yourself and a solid feeling link removal tool.

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The watch follows Panerai’s successful design recipe of a bold striking design in a large case, a simple uncluttered legible dial and a wide assortment of straps.

Searching on just Panerai’s site yielded 18 strap results with a deployant buckle, ranging from alligator in normal, shiny and antiqued varieties, canvas, and calfskin straps. As well as titanium and steel bracelets. In addition to this there are a mind-boggling 23 different Panerai buckles compatible with this watch. Constructed from: Titanium, Steel, Red Gold, Pink Gold, White Gold and Tantalum.

There are then further options to be made for the metals finish: they can be brushed or polished and the steel options can have a DLC coating, or a black PVD coating applied.

With so many flexible options that the wearer can decide from, the Panerai watch experience is a highly individual and customised one. An iconic watch can be worn with a versatile choice of straps that gives more options to the wearer without diluting the classic design of the watch.

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The Panerai Luminor GMT [ref. PAM00088] has a wide-ish 44mm case diameter, excluding the crown and lugs. It would feel more at home on a guy’s wrist of normal to large proportions; as the solid stainless steel case weighs a fair bit, and the crown protrudes out of the casing by quite a lot. It features a solid case back and curved lugs that attempt to hug the wrist. A slightly cambered sapphire crystal sits on the face of the dial with an anti-reflective coating and a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock position. This being balanced on the opposing side of the dial by a silvered second counter, that contrasts well on the black dial.

Around the circumference of the dial are the 24-hour markers alternating between lines and Arabic characters for the GMT arrow-head hand to point to. Within them, are the hour markers and minute indicators in five-minute intervals. All the numbers are in a highly legible font that can be read easily from a distance or in limited light with the help of some luminescent fill.

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The Highly legible dial on the Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm shown in a low light environment

The watch is powered by an automatic OP VIII calibre movement. Which is a certified chronometer by the COSC for excellent accuracy and alternates at 28,800 VpH with a 42-hour power reserve.

Ultimately this is a bold iconic watch that has a solid presence on the wrist, all the while maintaining a high level of customizability to the wearers taste.

Buy this The Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm ref. [PAM00088] from our [Shop Here] discounted price.

PaneraiLuminor GMT 44mm [PAM00088] Photo Gallery:

Watch Specs…

Brand

Panerai

Series

Luminor GMT 44mm

Model Number

pam00088

Size

Mens

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Dial Color

Black

Bracelet/Strap

Alligator/Crocodile Leather Brown

Clasp

Deployant Buckle

Movement

Automatic

Bezel

Fixed

Screw-down Crown

No

Crystal

Scratch Resistant Sapphire

Case Back

Solid

Water Resistance

300m/1000ft

Diameter

44mm

Case Thickness

16.4mm

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