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Panerai Luminor Marina Quaranta: the legend gets bigger as the watch gets smaller

Even the most acclaimed watches evolve, responding to the shifting tides of technology and style. Without tampering with the features that identify the classic Luminor Marina—a cushion-shaped case with a brushed finish, solid lugs and polished bezel—its latest evolution represents a transformation that will swell the ranks of its devotees. The introduction of Luminor Marina Quaranta, a 40mm execution of the immediately identifiable Panerai model, revives a case size that had been a part of the model’s history, teamed with novel functions that increase its versatility. 

As a result, Luminor Marina Quaranta will substitute 42mm references, becoming the smallest Luminor Marina in production. It is a watch that achieves equilibrium between an elegant presence and a casual, urbane attitude and deepens the reach of Luminor Marina to a cosmopolitan audience, confident and independent. 

The Luminor Marina Quaranta is available with a stainless-steel case and three different dial executions possessing strong aesthetic identities, displaying a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock.
Each watch is accompanied by an alligator leather strap and a calf leather strap chosen to coordinate with their dial: a matte white dial with straps in black alligator and deep brown calf (PAM01271), a matte black dial paired with black alligator and black calf straps (PAM01272) and a sun-brushed blue dial with a navy-blue alligator strap and second in tobacco calf (PAM01270). In each instance, straps and buckles incorporate the Quick Release System, a feature that allows both elements to be changed easily and immediately without the use of tools. With a personally curated collection of straps, it is simple to transform the look of the Luminor Marina Quaranta to complement any setting, occasion or impulse. 


And soon the opportunities to update the appearance of the Luminor Marina Quaranta will multiply once again. Flexible, lightweight rubber bracelets featuring the Quick Release system will be available in the next months for a full spectrum of color with a sporty spin. 


With the P.900 calibre, the timelessness of the Luminor Marina Quaranta model is matched by an equally enduring movement. The thin (4.2mm) automatic winding caliber with a three-day power reserve concealed within the closed caseback, which is water-resistant to 10 bar (about 100 meters deep).  Price: 6900 euro.

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