Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2018-07-20

PANERAI Luminor CALIFORNIA 8 Days DLC onBUND

This is the NEW Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC 44mm AKA PAM00779 –



combining a Radiomir style vintage Cali dial with blue hands and ecru markers, a 44mm DLC case with 300 meters of water-resistance and more leather than I usually like going on my wrist.



To be fair (and feel free to disagree with me) the only place this much leather is welcome is on a pair of shoes!



It’s a really nice watch and all, and I realize that it’s largely characterized by its bund strap, but it isn’t for me.



It's somewhat reminiscent of my big bro's wrist-radio which he wore in the 80s - ugly pretty cool but untimately ugly as hell. You like Bund straps?



The PAM779 should actual have Titanio in its name as its sleek black DLC coated 44mm case is in fact constructed from Titanium.



Housed inside the 300m water-resistant Ti case is an in-house Panerai Cal. P.5000, a hand-cranked movement with a substantial eight-days of power reserve.



About that strap – this is a two-piece, Bund leather strap which take its name from the German mil-issue strap supplied to pilots – not divers. MSRP is circa 11600USD.

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