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http://www.thewatchbox.com The Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight Firenze PAM 224 reads like an anthology of Officine Panerai's greatest hits. With a stunning sunburst blue metallic dial, a limited edition count of 100 pieces, and the immortal Panerai Luminor case profile, the Daylight Firenze PAM 224 could be the MVP of any watch collector's fantasy team. Look at that dial. It's a chameleon that shifts its shade and color as the light moves across its radial grained surface. Under certain conditions, it appears almost matte slate grey; direct light strikes, and it becomes an iridescent blue. More than a piece of metal, it imparts the look and feel of a living substance with a personality that changes with the weather - literally. Full Arabic numerals and monotone blue chronograph sub-dials ensure that the Panerai Luminor Chrono puts more, um, "Daylight" between itself and other Panerai references. And therein lies another key to the PAM 224's appeal: Sly Stallone. As the original Paneristo, Sylvester Stallone bought the first Panerai Luminor models in bulk while filming 1995's "Daylight" in Rome. The resulting unpaid/unplanned celebrity sightings with Panerai Luminor watches helped to put the small Italian manufacture on the map and on track to its current luxury leaders status. Inside the case, a COSC-certified chronometer caliber OPXII (Valjoux 7753) provides automatic winding, a jump-date, and rugged durability. Its chronograph function is an ideal daily companion for tasks ranging from logging billable hours at the firm to timing eggs on the stove. Panerai completes the Luminor Chrono Daylight Firenze PAM 224 with a case back engraving of the original Florentine "Orologeria" storefront founded by company patriarch Giovanni Panerai in 1860. See high-resolution images of this Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight Firenze PAM 224 the way collectors prefer: with all boxes, papers, accessories, and manuals on www.thewatchbox.com Video and content by Tim Mosso.