Black Dial Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Watch PAM 00088

PAM 00088

On the Black Dial Panerai Luminor GMT Replica Watch, the GMT hand travels around a 24-hour track set just outside the minute track, on the very edge of the watch. Arabic numerals indicating even-numbered GMT hours add a touch of ‘busyness’ to the black dial: an effect further enhanced by Panerai’s choice to have the small seconds subdial in silvery steel, and to introduce a magnified date window at 3 o’clock. The dial, with its classic Panerai font and standout 12, 3, 6, and 9 Arabic numerals, is so well known to Panerai fans it rarely rates a second glance.

The Panerai Replica Watch PAM 00088 is a thing of beauty. It’s got a little more detail on the dial than your average Panerai, and the good news for Paneristi everywhere is that those extra embellishments make this luxury watch pop when you’ve got it on your wrist.

The 44 mm case is classic Panerai—heavy-duty steel, superbly brushed and polished. This luxury watch is water resistant to 30 bar (roughly 300 metres), helped by the design of the ubiquitous Luminor crown protector, which swings over the crown to lock down the waterproof seals inside the watch. I wouldn’t recommend actually diving with a pre-owned Panerai Luminor GMT PAM 00088 on your wrist, though: the available tan or dark brown leather bracelets will not thank you for it.

Like all Panerai Luminors, the GMT is impressively lumed—it would be a pretty poor show if it wasn’t, given that the name ‘Luminor’ comes from the paint once used to make the hands and numbers glow! The GMT hand and alternate GMT markers are also lumed, allowing the wearer to keep track of reference time at night no matter where he or she ends up in the world.

Panerai has made a name for itself as a creator of solid, simple-looking luxury watches that are perfectly finished. The killer details are usually in the case (which on the Luminor GMT PAM 00088 is brushed steel), the crown protector, and the subtle finishing of the leather strap.

On the Black Dial Panerai Replica Watch PAM 00088, though, the boffins at Officine Panerai have decided to make some changes. One is down to the watch’s signature complication—the GMT function. GMT watches have a secondary GMT hand, which is linked to the primary hour hand to provide a 24-hour GMT reference against local time.