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Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00086 "Bill Clinton" Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com Panerai is a statement brand. And big names like to make a big statement. This Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00086, better known as the "Bill Clinton," has become a cult reference among Paneristi who like to be noticed. The Luminor Marina PAM 86 is every inch the classic 44mm Panerai icon, but it's also a rule-breaker that sets itself apart from the scrum. If you've heard the saying "Panerai: seen one, seen 'em all," know that the PAM 86 bucks the trend. Start with the dial: It's a scintillating grained metallic anthracite that resembles almost else in the Luminor line. Textured, complex, and an absolute gem in direct sunlight, this dial alone is a game-changer for the Luminor. But the PAM 86 adds full 1-12 Arabic numerals. Among PAMs, that's a rarity; a "railroad" sector-style minute track compounds the elegance of this upscale Luminor. The silvered and guilloche sundial at 9 o'clock completes the effect; this ain't your great grandfather's combat watch. Panerai's PAM 86 is built to run with the uptown set, and a rich Navy blue alligator strap provides the ultimate counterpoint to the discreet brushed stainless case. Yes, Bill Clinton has worn this reference and the PAM 89 GMT, but the bottom line isn't the man, it's the attitude. The Luminor Marina PAM 86 is a Panerai that embraces the brand's modern identity as a premium nameplate and a luxury heavyweight. Paneristi who want to stand out from the crowd without losing the classic Luminor profile need to consider this one. Combine rarity, outstanding condition, and a look that's dressed to thrill, and you have the Luminor Marina PAM 86. See it in high resolution images on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.