LUMINOR MARINA "A-SERIES," PAM00001
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIAMETER: 44mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with Panerai buckle in stainless steel
FUNCTIONS: Time only
ACCESSORIES: Panerai presentation box, outer box, product literature, screw driver, chronometer certificate, Panerai guarantee card, and additional calf leather strap with Panerai buckle in stainless steel
From a private collection
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Panerai was acquired by the Vendome group in 1996/1997 and beginning in 1998 the serial numbers would begin with letters. "A" series models would be from 1998, like the present example. This series was made in a limited edition of 1500 pieces and this is number 149. These early Vendome Panerai's used Tritium for the luminescent material, on the dial and in the hands, designated by the "T SWISS T" at the bottom of the dials. Panerai stopped using tritium in circa 2000 and as a result the watches with Tritium are becoming more sought after by Panerai collectors.
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