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Panerai Luminor PAM00305 & the Big Egiziano Story

Eid vibes with our lovely member Abu Feher enjoying his #Panerai #Luminor #Submersible reference PAM00305
one of Panerai’s Swiss manufacturing partners, Rolex, was making its name in the waterproof watch sector. Rolex’s 1926 development of the “Oyster” case became a defining moment in the history of the watch industry. Previously, “waterproof” (today known as “water resistant”) watches were unreliable, awkwardly packaged, and economically impractical. With the development of Rolex’s Oyster, waterproof watches became a practical proposition for consumer pocket and wrist models.

In cooperation with the #EgyptianNavy, for which Panerai had previously developed important watches in 1953, the Italian manufacturer delivered a transitional model that incorporated distinctive elements from past and future Panerai products. The 60mm “Big Egiziano” featured a case that 21st century buyers would consider analogous to a modern Luminor Submersible, complete with rotating and calibrated bezel, integrated lugs, and a device protecting the crown. The Egyptian authorities made a special request, the watch also bears the distinction of being the final application of Panerai’s original Radiomir radium compound. Delivery of the “Big Egiziano”.