European watch retailer Bucherer has added a new watch to its ever-expanding Bucherer Blue limited edition watch collection. The new Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer Blue (Reference PAM01176) features a black ceramic construction and some vibrant blue accents.
Panerai watches have always been known for their bold aesthetics and the new PAM01176 is no exception. Measuring a relatively large 44mm in diameter, the case of this watch is made from Matt black ceramic and has a very familiar Panerai style silhouette. Short chunky lugs, a smooth bezel on top, and of course Panerai’s signature crown locking mechanism combine to create a design that cannot be mistaken for anything else. To make things special, the threaded crown that makes sure that the watch is water-resistant to 300 meters has been painted blue.
The dial, like the case, is also typical Panerai. It features a sandwich-style construction and is characterized by bold cut-out Arabic numerals at 6, 9, and 12. A running seconds register sits alongside the 9 o’clock position and there is a date window at 3 to balance it out. The lower exposed layer of the dial is a sea of white super-luminova that emits a stunning blue glow going with the blue theme of this watch. The remaining blue accents on the dial are the blued second’s hand and the arrow tipped GMT hand, both of which have also been filled with luminous paint.
Inside the new Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer Blue runs the in-house calibre P.9010. This movement operates at a frequency of 4Hz and offers an autonomy of around 3 days when fully wound. The movement keeps tracks of hours, minutes and seconds, and can track an extra time zone. The movement has been hidden behind the closed case back.
The new Panerai Luminor GMT Bucherer Blue aka PAM01176 comes attached to a black textile strap with blu contrast stitching which is made from recycled PET. The watch would be offered with an additional black rubber strap as well and would be available to purchase from Bucherer boutiques retailing for EUR 13,900. Also, only 288 of these would ever be produced.