The Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm replica watch was inspired by the world of the sea. The Greenwich meridian was essential to sailors: they used Greenwich Mean Time in their calculations to determine longitude, and therefore to establish where their ship was located. The very modern GMT function on Officine Panerai's Luminor replica watch lets the wearer simultaneously read the local time and that of another country, displayed on the dial with a separate hand.
Panerai Luminor GMT replica watches bears in it the tradition, reliability and exclusiveness that are typical of the brand: the technical heir to the historical Luminor models, the new Luminor GMT model is as fascinating as its illustrious forebear. Unlike Officine Panerai's historical model, the case is 44 mm thick for wearability during diving, and is slightly thinner than the original model which measured 47 mm. The large horns and especially, the characteristic drawbridge are the unmistakable elements of Officine Panerai's Luminor GMT replica watch. Most GMT models signify flying, where the changing of time zones is a regular occurrence. The Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm replica watch pays homage to the Greenwich Meridian, which was and still is today essential to sailors. Sailors used the Meridian to calculate longitude which determined their vessel’s position. Today’s GMT from the Luminor collection indicates a second time zone on the watch.
The pam00088 Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm replica watch is now featured in a slightly smaller case size of 44mm. The smaller case size makes this watch easier to wear when engaging in dives. The case isn’t quite as thick as the older model either. The case material still comes in stainless steel and still features the prominent lugs and iconic crown guard that this collection is famous for. The crown guard or as Panerai refers to it – the Drawbridge presses firmly on the main crown sealing the watch from moisture or dust and aids in the water resistance of the Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm replica watch, which stands at 300 meters.
The dial of the pam00088 Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm replica watch is black and carries luminous hour markers using both indexes and Arabic numerals at the 12 and 6 positions. At the 9 position is located the small seconds counter in a silvered subdial, which contrasts nicely against the dial. The partially skeletonized, rhodium colored hands are also coated in lume allowing for legibility of the dial even during low light conditions. The date aperture is located at the 3 o’clock position and is enhanced by a magnifying convex lens placed in the crystal.
The crystal is made from sapphire and is 3.5mm thick, which protects the Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm replica watch from the pressures of the deep and scratches that can mar the beauty of this piece. This superbly crafted timepiece is fitted with a brown alligator leather strap and comes with an additional strap and a stainless steel screwdriver to make the change.