To the casual observer, the addition of Panerai’s “Marina Militare” wordmark to a dial might not carry much significance – but to Paneristi die-hards, it’s a significant hat tip to the brand’s origins with Italian Navy commandos, and a subtle detail that references some of the most iconic dive watches ever made.
Technically speaking, a shot-for-shot remake of the original Marina Militare-issued watches would be rendered in Panerai’s Radiomir case (sans crown guard), but this treatment already exists in the PAM587. However, apparently the detail was too good for just the Radiomir, as Panerai Vintage Watches For Sale continues to ride the nü-vintage tide by replicating the 587 dial and dropping the same P.3000 manual-winding movement in a fully modernized 47mm stainless steel Luminor case that’s water resistant to 100 meters. The end result is the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days (PAM673) – the most current evolution of the original Militare-issued watches.
Before getting too spun up in the minutia of what sets one Panerai apart from the next, think of the Tudor “Black Bay” for a momen