"I immediately felt when I saw the watch that it had star power." Sylvester Stallone
Far from a newcomer to the watch scene, Panerai traces its storied history back to 1860. Vintage watch connoisseurs know the company best for its naval dive models - in 1935 Panerai was commissioned by the Italian navy to build watches for their commando frogmen (these first Panerais featured movements, crowns, and casebacks made by Rolex) and in the years that followed supplied other Mediterranean based navies with these special dive watches. Collectors have a strong affinity for these early "original" Panerai's which can command six figure prices at offering.
For nearly two decades now Panerai has become one of the hotter brands with retailers typically having long customer waiting lists for the more popular models.
The Luminor Marina is one of Panerai's popular models, made in a numbered limited edition 4000 pieces. Its design is stylish and well-balanced, drawing its inspiration from the company's naval traditions.
Powering the watch is one of Panerai's fine caliber OP III engines.
We are pleased to offer our Certified Pre-Owned Luminor Marina in gorgeous condition. It presents as a 9.8 or 9.9 out of a perfect 10.
Case presents as a 9.8 or 9.9 out of 10. The dial is like new. The crystal has no scratches. And the watch's original strap shows only very light signs of having been worn.
A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing on the watch, and we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Italy
Serial number: PB547248, numbered I 3221 out of 4000
Maker: Officine Panerai
Model: Ref. PAM 104, Luminor Marina
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Quick-Setting Date, Automatic, Waterproof
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case dimensions: 44mm diameter
Case condition: Mint - 9.8 or 9.9
Dial: Black with luminous baton and Arabic indexes, small date aperture, subsidiary seconds dial, like new
Band: Original, rubber, signed Panerai, with original buckle, only very lightly worn
Movement type: Cal. OP III (base 7750), rhodium-plated, "oeil-de-perdrix" and special Panerai-decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator
Crystal: Sapphire, not glare-proof, with "Cyclops" lens, scratch-free
Servicing: Any needed servicing has been performed. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.