Layout Miami is an annual international design fair that allegedly brings together tens of thousands of designers, critics, curators, collectors, and celebrities — and Panerai is the event’s official opinion partner. It seems like a highbrow occasion, the kind that watch brands prefer to associate themselves with, so it seems sensible for a partnership and the launching of a brand new watch. To celebrate this partnership, Panerai luminor gmt 42mm replica watches has recently introduced a limited-edition U.S.-exclusive known as the — deep breath now — Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio 44mm Limited Edition for Design Miami — reference PAM986. It’s a mouthful, but also easy on the eyes with an attractive blue dial.
The limited edition Design Miami Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic is based on the Luminor GMT 10 Days (PAM 533) so it comes at a 44mm-wide Luminor 1950-style case. As longtime fans of this brand will knowthe 44mm Luminor 1950 case is really chunky, so individuals with thinner wrists may want to proceed with caution. Water resistance is a very adequate 100 meters, which is fitting considering Panerai luminor gmt ceramica manual imitation watches‘ navy heritage. And since it’s a Luminor, the watch contains Panerai’s iconic crown shield.
Elsewhere, you have exactly the same faux vintage luminous material on the dial along with the exact same dial configuration together with the date at 3 o’clock, running moments and 24-hour index at 9 o’clock, and linear power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. The dial also features Panerai’s signature sandwich structure, in which the luminous material is applied under the dial and the dial features cut-outs so that the luminous material is visible. It’s a rather busy dial but one which is sensibly laid out and easily legible. To match the blue dial, the watch comes with a blue canvas strap.
The movement within is the in-house Panerai luminor gmt blue dial replica watch caliber P.2003, which appears to be among Panerai’s earlier in-house moves. It’s a self-winding motion that beats in 4Hz and has a long power reserve of 240 hours, or 10 days. This is achieved using not just one, not two, however three spring barrels. The movement is visible through a sapphire display case back and it has a very stark, industrial look to it.
In the long run, Design Miami Panerai luminor gmt blue dial replica watches Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio PAM986 is hardly more than a version of this Luminor GMT 10 Days, but that is what Panerai luminor gmt 40mm clone is great at — producing slightly different versions of existing watches to tease its rabid fanbase. Personally, I believe that the blue dial is a wonderful choice but I will not be hurrying to get one if I am already the owner of the routine Luminor GMT 10 Days. The Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio 44mm Limited Edition for Design Miami is limited to 250 pieces and is priced at $14,400.