http://www.thewatchbox.com Panerai reaches into its well of history and draws a bounty of sizzling vintage vibe. The Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days PAM00422 is a distillation of the best of Panerai's modern and historical watches. From the historical catalog comes the patina-style "dirty dial" aesthetic. Panerai's use of gentle brown tones in the luminescent material of the indexes and hands creates the coveted look of true vintage military Panerai watches from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Rose gold hands add visual warmth and an element of rich detail that is consistent with the modern Officine Panerai's status as a premier manufacturer of luxury watches. Additional references to the company's military heritage are evident in the untreated natural calf leather strap and its off-white patina-style contrasting thread. Unlike conventional white thread, this material has been impregnated with a subtle tint to complete the aged appeal of the entire package. But make no mistake; this is a thoroughly study in watchmaking tech. The PAM00422 incorporates Panerai's exclusive caliber P.3001 movement with three-days of power reserve and a unique caseback reserve gauge that adds convenience while leaving the gorgeous dial unmarred. A quick-set hour hand permits easy adjustments for regular time-zone jumps. Video and content by Tim Mosso.