Launched in September 2000, www.paneristi.com is managed voluntarily and independently from the Panerai brand. Each day it attracts thousands of users from all over the world. The Paneristi are spread throughout all the countries of the world but North America is the region most strongly represented, followed by Europe and Asia, in particular Singapore and Hong Kong. The Paneristi periodically arrange to get together for reunions and share comments, ideas and experiences.
Over the years, Officine Panerai has created several special models as a tribute to the loyalty and passion of the Paneristi. The Luminor Base Logo created in 2010 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the website’s founding was developed taking into account the preferences expressed by the Paneristi.
The new Luminor Base Logo is distinguished by the minimalism of its lines and its design is consistent with the details of vintage Panerai watches. The Luminor case in polished AISI 316L stainless steel, 44mm in diameter, expresses solidity and strength, and it has the characteristic bridge device with locking lever to protect the winding crown, helping to ensure water-resistance to 100 metres. The added inscription of “Paneristi” is engraved on the locking lever and the inscription PANERISTI.COM 15TH ANNIVERSARY is engraved on the back of the timepiece.
The black dial has the classic baton hour markers with figures at the cardinal points, and the OP logo which gives its name to the model is printed in blue at 6 o’clock. The legendary nocturnal visibility typical of every Panerai model is ensured by a special coating of Super-LumiNova® ecru, a shade of vintage inspiration which is co-ordinated with the sewing of the strap.
The new Luminor Base Logo (PAM00634) uses the OP I hand-wound mechanical calibre with a power reserve of 56 hours, and it is supplied with a black leather strap with contrasting sewing, easily replaceable thanks to the special system of screwed bars, patented by Officine Panerai.
Only 500 units of the Luminor Base Logo will be produced.