WATCHES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME
http://www.thewatchbox.com Out Of Range: Out Of Reach. Until now. Panerai does special favors for its elite clientele, and OOR-series re-issues of classic models are the ultimate favor. Since 2004, when this Luminor Marina PAM 61 was produced as the FIRST OOR, Panerai has found a way to revive certain classics in *VERY* limited runs for friends of the brand; most of the OOR models are distributed directly through Panerai boutiques and marquee authorized dealers. How rare is "OOR Rare?" How about 80 pieces? While the original PAM 61 was a fairly scarce 2000-2001 (C-D series) run of 7,500 units, the 2004 OOR production amounts to about 1.06 percent of the original model. And it's a beauty. The combination of brushed titanium framing a tobacco dial with an alligator strap and a contrasting stitch is deadly in person. It's also rare. Prior to the Y2K PAM 61 debut, only the legendary Luminor Marina PAM 36 had been graced by this color combo. To this day, with over 350 distinct Panerai model variations in the company's cumulative catalog, only about a dozen have sports the Ti/tobacco tandem, and not all of those are the iconic Luminor model. And the Panerai Luminor is the modern definition of an iconic watch. Having hit the civilian market in 1993, the Luminor exploded to international acclaim via unpaid celebrity endorsements (thanks, Sly), online forum fanaticism (thanks, Guy), and a global fan following that spawned an entire luxury watch subculture: the Paneristi. Join the ranks of the Paneristi, and get on the Panerai "friends and family" plan with the PAM 61 OOR. See this Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 61 in high-resolution images with all Panerai factory accessories on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.