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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM 24 Luxury Watch Review

Watchuwant is now WatchBox! Subscribe for the best luxury watch content. The long-running Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00024 ranks among the few Officine Panerai references to endure almost unchanged since the early "Vendome" era. Conceived as one of the first new models of the Richemont-led luxury era at Panerai, the Submersible PAM00024 represents a true survivor and a modern classic. And that's because it rocks. Panerai's PAM00024 takes the iconic Luminor look to the next level of muscle and wrist presence. What was big became bolder, and what was tough became tougher. While standard Luminors featured a combination of features accumulated over six decades of evolution, the Submersible spliced Panerai's gene pool with 21st century dive watch DNA. Out went the old fixed bezel; in came a unidirectional rotating model as mandated by ISO 6425 - the literal definition of a dive watch. Panerai added a constant seconds hand to comply with the same international standard, and the "pièce de résistance" is, well, a robust 300 meter (1000 ft) water resistance rating. But the classic Panerai Luminor traits are present in full. The famed Device Protecting the Crown (DPC) stands guard over the crown. When it's released, the watch can be wound and set without fiddling with a screw-down headache. Moreover, the crescent-shaped guard can deflect virtually any blow that won't separate the watch from the strap... and your hand from your arm. The famous Luminor cushion case is lifted virtually unmodified from the original 44mm model. Although large, it is blessed with the legendary Panerai ergonomics - and aesthetics - that allow it to sit lightly and appear beautifully proportioned on all but the most petite wrists. The rugged Panerai movement is based on a tough Valjoux 7750, but this one packs the added refinement of COSC chronometer accuracy certification. While the new-school of "Manifattura" Panerai-exclusive movements are impressive, none of them receive chronometer certs: advantage, old-school. This Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00024 is available from in outstanding condition with a new Panerai factory rubber strap. Among Panerai's all-time greats, this Luminor Submersible represents outstanding value and the perfect choice for anyone who desires a diver that "goes to eleven." Shop Panerai: Instagram: WatchBox Reviews Channel: Video and content by Tim Mosso.