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Panerai Luminor Marina Rose gold 44mm Blue United States of America, Florida, Holly Hill
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Goldtech Blu Notte 2022 Pam01111
$23,938
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Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Steel 44mm White United States of America, California, San Mateo
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PAM00561 - Manual-winding White Dial 44 mm Men's Watch
$4,969
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Panerai Luminor Submersible
NEW 2022 - Automatic 42mm Ceramic Bezel
$8,699
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Steel Black United States of America, Florida, West Palm Beach
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
PAM00050
$6,499
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Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic
Black Dial Brown Leather Band Quickset - Men's Watch
$4,999
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
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Logo Pam00632
$5,450
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Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic Carbon 47mm Black No numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
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Submersible Carbotech 47mm
$12,950
+ $150 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Titanium 44mm Brown United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days
Titanium 562 "R" 95% LNIB US AD xx/1000 - Manual Wind
$4,999
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Panerai Luminor Base Ceramic Black United States of America, New York, New York
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GMT Bucherer Blue PAM01176
$14,000
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 42mm Grey No numerals United States of America, California, Upland
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PAM00959 Grey Dial Complete MINT
$7,999
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Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Steel 44mm Green Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
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Paneristi the last one limited edition PAM00911
$13,000
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Panerai Luminor Marina
NEW 2022 - 44mm Pam01314 White Dial
$7,599
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Marina
Collection - Logo Steel 44mm Black Dial N Series Full Set 2012
$5,295
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Panerai Luminor Marina Rose gold 44mm Blue United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
Panerai Luminor Marina
Goldtech Blu Notte Pam01111 - NEW B&P
$24,975
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Panerai Luminor Base Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Ohio, Mason
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Black 44mm PAM00112 Manual Pam112 Strap
$3,999
+ $64 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 47mm United States of America, Florida, Hallandale Beach
Panerai Luminor Submersible
BMG-TECH 47mm PAM00799
$9,999
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 42mm Black United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
Panerai Luminor Submersible
1950 42mm Ceramic Bezel Diver Pam 683 "X" Warranty till 2030
$7,199
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Panerai Luminor Steel 44mm United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Panerai Luminor
8 Giorni / Stainless Steel
$5,700
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Panerai Luminor Power Reserve Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve
44mm Left Handed Steel Extra Rubber Strap PAM 00123 OP 6573
$5,999
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Steel 44mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Orlando
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
PAM 1313 - 44mm
$6,575
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Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic Carbon United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic
NEW 2022 - SUBMERSIBLE CARBOTECH PAM01616
$14,499
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Marina
Collection - Steel 44mm White Dial Manual Wind K Series 2008
$5,385
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbon 47mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Marina Militare Carbotech - 47mm NEW 2022 B&P
$16,475
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Panerai Luminor Submersible
42mm Stainless Steel Men’s Watch PAM00973
$7,775
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 44mm Blue United States of America, Florida, Hallandale Beach
Panerai Luminor Submersible
1000m PAM 87 Blue Dial
$8,799
+ $59 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Blue United States of America, California, Dana Point
Panerai Luminor Marina
Blu Profondo 44 Mm - Pam01157
$8,000
+ $49 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanium 47mm Grey No numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Chronograph Guillaume Nery Edition Titanium 47mm (PAM00982) - BOX/PAPERS 20212
$17,400
+ $50 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Chrono Steel 44mm Black United States of America, Ohio, Mason
Panerai Luminor Chrono
Daylight Chronograph Black Steel PAM00236 Bracelet
$4,999
+ $64 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina Carbon 44mm Blue United States of America, Florida, Orlando
Panerai Luminor Marina
PAM 1664 - Carbotech Blu Notte 44mm
$12,575
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Blue United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Panerai Luminor Marina
NEW 2022 - 44mm PAM01313
$7,489
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Panerai Luminor Power Reserve Titanium 44mm Brown United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve
Collection - Titanium 44mm Brown Hobnail Dial C Series 2000
$6,395
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Blue United States of America, Pennsylvania, Moosic
Panerai Luminor Marina
NEW - Chrono PAM01110 2022 B&P
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbon 47mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
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Marina Militare Carbotech - 47mm PAM00979
$16,450
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanium 47mm United States of America, Florida, Hallandale Beach
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Chrono Guillaume Nery Edition - 47mm PAM00982 Limited edition
$13,799
+ $59 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina Platinum 44mm Green United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Panerai Luminor Marina
Platinumtech 44mm PAM01116 Green Dial Box Papers
$32,799
+ $29 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Panerai Luminor Marina
PAM 01313
$6,499
+ $40 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Ohio, Mason
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days
Black Steel PAM00510 Manual Winding Pam510
$4,499
+ $64 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Orlando
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days
PAM 510
$5,575
+ $50 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
Panerai Luminor Submersible
42mm 300m 3 Days Steel Pam973
$8,500
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Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Steel 44mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days
Collection - Brevettato Steel 44mm Black Dial On Rubber B 2014
$5,965
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Panerai Luminor Marina Carbon 44mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania
Panerai Luminor Marina
Pre-Owned - Blu Notte PAM 1664
$11,950
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbon 47mm Grey No numerals United States of America, Hawaii, Honolulu
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PAM 01039
$16,500
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Steel 40mm Black United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
Stainless Steel Bracelet Black Dial 40mm PAM00048
$4,500
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Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Blue United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Panerai Luminor Marina
New - 70 Years PAM01117 44mm Titanium Blue Dial Box Papers
$17,999
+ $29 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbon 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Carbotech
$12,700
+ $40 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Black United States of America, Ohio, Mason
Panerai Luminor Marina
"Destro" Left-Handed Manual 44mm Steel PAM00022 Rubber
$4,599
+ $64 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible 47mm Blue No numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Panerai Luminor Submersible
47mm BMG-TECH Blue Dial Men's Watch PAM00692
$10,900
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Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Steel 44mm Green Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, FRISCO
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days
Green PAM00911 PAM 911 Limited Edition
$16,999
+ $55 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Collection 42mm - 3 Days Steel Black Dial
$8,335
+ $99 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve
Pre-Owned - PAM 171
$6,750
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Patchogue
Panerai Luminor Marina
Stainless Steel Watch 44mm Watch Pam00111
$5,500
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Steel 44mm White United States of America, California, Burlingame
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
PAM01314 - White Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch
$7,339
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Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Black United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Panerai Luminor Marina
70 Years PAM01118 44mm Carbotech Black Dial Box Papers
$16,999
+ $29 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Panerai Luminor Power Reserve
PAM 00027
$4,450
+ $40 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Steel 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days
44mm - Steel Pam915
$6,300
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Steel 40mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
40mm Watch PAM048 PAM00048 Box Card
$5,040
+ $60 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Submersible Ceramic 47mm Black United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Marina Militare Carbotech Carbon Dial 47MM PAM00979 Full Set
$15,000
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Panerai Luminor Marina Steel 44mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
Panerai Luminor Marina
Collection - PVD Paneristi 44mm Black Dial LTD ED XXX\/200 Full Set 2004
$9,695
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanium 47mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Pre-Owned - Mike Horn Edition PAM 984
$14,950
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Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanium 47mm Blue No numerals United States of America, Ohio, Mason
Panerai Luminor Submersible
Chrono Flyback Mike Horn Blue 47mm Titanium PAM01291 Strap Automatic (2022)
$15,499
+ $64 for shipping
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Steel 44.00mm Black United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic
PAM00299 - Black Dial 44 mm Men's Watch
$5,699
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Panerai Luminor Rose gold Blue United States of America, Florida, Bonita Springs
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PAM 01020
$24,600
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Panerai Luminor: A Popular Military Diving Watch

The Panerai Luminor is a modern industry icon. Its crown-protecting bridge is enough to make this former military watch one of the most recognizable timepieces on the market. The collection's top models are extremely rare and feature tourbillons.

By Chrono24

A Distinctive Sports Watch That Exudes Confidence

The Panerai Luminor is one of the world's most distinctive and stylish sports watches. Its main features include a cushion-shaped case and large crown-protecting bridge. This unique crown guard protects the crown against impacts and also presses it firmly into the case to prevent water from reaching the movement within. The dial is unmistakably Panerai with its alternating Arabic numerals and indices. Luminous markers and hands make telling the time in the dark or under water a breeze. This detail is essential, as this military watch was originally issued to Italian combat divers. In fact, the Luminor was long unavailable for purchase by the general public.

Today's collection contains minimalistic Base models with hour and minute hands, the Luminor Marina with a small seconds, flyback chronographs, GMT watches, and many other models and special editions. The most complicated models are extremely rare and feature a tourbillons, moon phase indicators, or equation of time functions for displaying the difference between apparent and mean solar time.

What's more, Panerai produces two other collections with strong ties to the Luminor: the Luminor Submersible and Luminor Due. The latter is a dress watch, meaning it is much flatter than the standard Luminor. On the other hand, the Submersible is a true diving watch with a unidirectional bezel and 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) of water resistance.

Reasons to Buy a Panerai Luminor

  • A famous design with a crown-protecting bridge
  • A safe investment
  • Top models with a flyback chronograph or tourbillon
  • Rare collector's editions
  • Luminor Equation of Time with an equation of time function

Prices at a Glance: Panerai Luminor

Model, reference number Price (approx.) Size, material
1950 "Lo Scienziato" Tourbillon, PAM00767 141,000 USD 47 mm, titanium
Submersible 1950 3 Days, PAM00684 25,000 USD 42 mm, rose gold
1950 Monopulsante 8 Days GMT, PAM00317 17,500 USD 44 mm, ceramic
Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback, PAM00615 16,000 USD 47 mm, titanium
Left-Handed, PAM01075 14,500 USD 47 mm, stainless steel
Marina Carbotech, PAM01661 12,500 USD 44 mm, carbon
Due GMT Power Reserve, PAM00964 11,500 USD 45 mm, titanium
Marina 1950 3 Days, PAM01314 7,700 USD 44 mm, stainless steel
Marina 1950 3 Days, PAM01313 7,400 USD 44 mm, stainless steel
Marina, PAM02392 7,400 USD 42 mm, stainless steel
Marina 1950 3 Days, PAM01312 7,200 USD 44 mm, stainless steel
Due, PAM00755 6,000 USD 38 mm, stainless steel
Base, PAM00112 4,800 USD 44 mm, stainless steel

How much does a Panerai Luminor cost?

The most affordable entry-level models in the Panerai Luminor collection belong to the Base series and sell for about 4,500 USD. If you're interested in a Marina 1950 3 Days, be prepared to spend at least 7,200 USD. For approximately 11,500 USD, you can purchase a Luminor with a GMT function, including the titanium ref. PAM00964. On the upper end of the price range, you'll find timepieces in ceramic or rose gold, such as the 1950 8 Days GMT (ref. PAM00317) and Marina Goldtech. The former demands about 17,500 USD, while the latter costs roughly 22,500 USD.


Luminor Base: Prices for Entry-Level Models

If you're on the market for the quintessential Luminor watch, look no further than the ref. PAM00112. This stainless steel Base model measures 44 mm across and has Panerai's distinctive crown-protecting bridge. Its dial has Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock, while long line indices mark the other hours.

This Luminor Base has a so-called "sandwich" dial made of two stacked discs. The upper disc features cutouts for the hour markers, allowing the luminous material on the lower disc to shine through. Panerai equips this timepiece with the caliber OP X, a modified ETA Unitas 6497-A2. This manual movement has a 56-hour power reserve. You can purchase a never-worn version of the Luminor 112 for about 4,800 USD.

Those who aren't sold on the black dial may prefer one of the versions with a white dial. One example is the ref. PAM00630 with Arabic numerals and a Panerai logo on the lower half of its dial. Line indices mark the hours, which makes telling the time even easier. The ref. PAM00630 costs roughly 4,500 USD in mint condition.

Prices for the Luminor Base With an In-House Caliber

Panerai has been outfitting the Luminor Base with in-house calibers since 2014, starting with the P.5000 with an eight-day power reserve. This manual movement ticks away inside the PAM00560 with a black dial, PAM00561 with a white dial, and PAM00562 with a brown dial. Instead of the company logo, these three models have a stamped inscription that reads "8 Days" at 6 o'clock. Prices for new timepieces sit around 5,400 USD.

In 2018, Panerai upgraded the Luminor Base Logo, replacing the earlier ETA Unitas movement with their in-house caliber P.6000. This movement boasts an impressive three-day power reserve. Luckily, this improvement had very little influence on this timepiece's price. For example, you can find a new ref. PAM00773 on Chrono24 for around 4,700 USD. The PAM00775 with a white dial and PAM00774 with a black dial and black textile strap with blue stitching occupy a similar price range.


Luminor Marina: Small Seconds

One distinctive feature of the Panerai Luminor Marina is its small seconds at 9 o'clock. Versions with an automatic caliber have an additional date display at 3 o'clock. In terms of size, these automatic watches are available with a typical 44-mm Luminor case or as a smaller 40 or 42-mm edition. The latter make fantastic unisex watches. The 40-mm version (PAM01048) costs just over 6,300 USD new and 4,500 USD pre-owned. Prices for the 42-mm edition (PAM01392) sit around 7,300 USD. Finally, the 44-mm ref. PAM01312 requires an investment of about 7,100 USD in mint condition.

If you'd prefer a manual Luminor Marina, you should take a closer look at the refs. PAM00776 (on a leather strap) and PAM00777 (on a textile strap). The in-house caliber P.6000 powers these timepieces and has a 72-hour power reserve. You can call a Panerai Luminor Marina 776 or 777 your own for roughly 5,300 USD.

Perhaps you already own multiple Panerai watches and are now looking to add a gold Luminor to your collection. If so, the PAM0511 is perfect for you. This Luminor Marina is made of 18-karat rose gold and has an astounding eight-day power reserve thanks to its powerful in-house caliber, the P.5000. New, this gold watch sells for around 19,500 USD.


The Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte

In September 2021, Panerai presented the Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte with a case made of a dark, carbon-based material known as Carbotech. Limited to a run of 500 pieces, the ref. PAM01664 is 44 mm wide and water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft). Its blue sandwich dial features a stunning sunburst pattern. The proven caliber P.9010 powers this timepiece and provides it with the familiar Luminor Marina dial layout. Thus, in addition to Arabic numerals at 6, 9, and 12 o'clock, you'll find a small seconds at 9 and a date display at 3.

A dark blue alligator leather strap with blue stitching completes the Luminor Marina Carbotech Blu Notte. The manufacturer lists this timepiece for 13,900 USD.


Prices for the Luminor Marina Platinumtech

The Luminor Marina Platinumtech debuted in early 2021. Panerai crafts its case from a new platinum alloy that is harder and more durable than conventional platinum alloys. The watch's olive green dial has a sunburst finish and features the typical layout with Arabic numerals at 6, 9, and 12 o'clock and line indices marking the other hours. There's also a date at 3 o'clock and a small seconds at 9.

Inside the case, you'll find the in-house caliber P.9010. Thanks to its double barrels, this movement boasts a power reserve of up to three days. A large gold warranty seal dominates the case back and reads "Warranty 70 Years." This model bears the reference number PAM01116 and is limited to a production run of 70 pieces. As of this writing, there were no listings for this watch on Chrono24. However, it is available on the company's website for 39,600 USD.


Sustainable: The Luminor Marina eSteel

Following in the footsteps of the Submersible eLab-ID, Panerai announced another eco-friendly series of timepieces at Watches & Wonders in April 2021. The Luminor Marina eSteel is available in three variants, and the manufacturer claims that each is made almost entirely of recycled materials. Options include the Blu Profondo (PAM01157) with a blue dial, Verde Smeraldo (PAM01356) with a green dial, and Grigio Roccia (PAM01358) with a gray dial.

According to Panerai, they construct the watch's 44-mm case and sunburst dial out of a newly developed alloy made from recycled steel. The textile straps match the dials and also come from recycled fabric. Each Marina eSteel gets its power from the automatic in-house caliber P.9010 with a three-day power reserve. They are also water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft), making them suitable for diving. If you would like to call one of these timepieces your own, be sure to have about 8,100 USD on hand.


70 Years of Glowing Luminor: The 44-mm Marina

In 2020, Panerai celebrated 70 years since the debut of the luminous material Luminor with the release of the Luminor Marina PAM01117. Its 44-mm titanium case is produced in a process called "direct metal laser sintering." In layman's terms, this refers to a 3D-printing process where layers of titanium only 0.03 mm thick are fused together. The resulting hollow spaces in the watch lead to its remarkable weight of only 100 grams, including its strap.

Another special feature is the new luminous material SuperLuminova X1. According to Panerai, it shines brighter and longer than conventional lume. The Marina 44 features a blue sunburst dial with the series' typical hour markers, a date display at 3, and a small seconds at 9. This layout is thanks to the in-house caliber P.9010. Panerai ships this model with two straps: one in blue rubber and the other in blue textile. You can purchase a never-worn edition on Chrono24 for roughly 21,000 USD.


For Divers: The Luminor Submersible

Unlike most Luminor watches, the Submersible features a rotatable diving bezel. Each timepiece gets its power from an automatic caliber. These movements come with a small seconds at 9 o'clock and a date at 3. There's also a wide range of case materials to choose from, including stainless steel, titanium, and carbon fiber.

As its name suggests, the Submersible is at home underwater. Its 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) of water resistance is more than enough for recreational diving. The line's most impressive model, the Luminor Submersible 2500M, ref. PAM00194, can even survive the pressures experienced at a depth of 2,500 m (250 bar, 8,202 ft). This 47-mm watch is limited to a run of 1,000 pieces and costs a solid 11,500 USD in pre-owned condition. Due to their low numbers, mint-condition examples are extremely difficult to find.

The Submersible is also available with a "small" 42-mm case. Entry-level models are made of stainless steel and listed under the reference numbers PAM00683 and PAM00959. Their ceramic bezel inlays are highly scratch-resistant. In terms of caliber, Panerai has chosen the automatic P.900 caliber that boasts a small seconds dial, date display, and three-day power reserve. Both versions have cost approximately 9,000 USD on Chrono24.

Panerai has been listing the Submersible as a separate collection since 2019. It now stands alongside the Luminor, Luminor Due, and Radiomir. The collection's top models are either made of so-called "Carbotech" (a carbon fiber composite) or have a flyback chronograph.

Prices for the Luminor Submersible Chrono

The Submersible Chrono ref. PAM00614 is a 47-mm titanium watch with a titanium bezel. Its sister model, the ref. PAM00615, is also 47 mm across and made of titanium; however, it has a matte black ceramic bezel. What's more, this model has a 12-hour counter at 3 o'clock. The in-house caliber P.9100 ticks away inside both chronographs. Be sure to have around 15,000 USD on hand for the version with a ceramic bezel and 14,500 USD for the one with a titanium bezel.


Prices for the Luminor GMT Automatic

A GMT function is one of the most popular watch complications. It allows frequent travelers to keep an eye on the time in two time zones simultaneously. A single glance tells them both the local time and the time back home.

The Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic displays its second time zone using an additional central hour hand. This timepiece comes with a 42 or 44-mm case. The smaller edition (PAM01535) houses the in-house caliber P.9011 with a 72-hour power reserve. On the reverse side, you'll find a sapphire crystal case back that offers a stunning view of the movement at work. This is also the location of the power reserve indicator, which lets you know how much energy this GMT watch has left. Prices for a new timepiece sit around 8,200 USD.

The ref. PAM01441 measures 44 mm across. Both its case and bezel are crafted from matte black ceramic, while the solid titanium case back has a black coating. The in-house caliber P.9010/GMT ticks away inside this timepiece, and lacks a power reserve indicator. You can get your hands on this timepiece for roughly 11,500 USD in mint condition.

Among the collection's highlights is the Panerai Luminor GMT 10 Days, ref. PAM00533. The automatic in-house caliber P.2003 provides this timepiece with its impressive ten-day (or 240-hour) power reserve. A linear power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock lets you know when this watch needs more energy. The subdial at 9 o'clock performs double duty as a small seconds and an AM/PM indicator. A never-worn Panerai Luminor GMT 10 Days costs about 12,500 USD.


From Military Watch to Sports Model

Panerai released the first Luminor watches in the early 1950s. The manufacturer explicitly designed these early military timepieces for the elite combat divers of the Italian Navy. The name "Luminor" comes from the tritium-based luminous material used on the dials. Officine Panerai, as the company is officially known, patented this material in 1949. Before that, radium was the material of choice because it glowed incredibly brightly in the dark. The Radiomir collection gets its name from this radioactive material.

American actor Sylvester Stallone has had a significant impact on the popularity and prestige of the Panerai brand. Stallone purchased a Luminor while shooting Daylight (1996) and even wore it in the film. He was so impressed by the timepiece that he ended up collaborating on a limited-edition version with Panerai: the Luminor Daylight Slytech (5218-207A). Today, this watch is so highly coveted that prices of over 33,000 USD are not unheard of.