Panerai Luminor Marina 40mm Power Reserve Watch Maintenance - Top Panerai Repair in the United States
Officine Panerai was founded in 1860, in Florence Italy. A number of other still-active luxury watch brands were also founded in that year: Heuer, Juvenia, and Chopard. Heuer, Juvenia, and Chopard were established in Switzerland. Panerai’s Italian heritage is unusual in the watch world, and the company was eventually moved to Switzerland in the late 1990’s, when it was acquired by the Vendome Group, now the Richemont Group. Along with A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels, Panerai and the Richemont Group sit astride the luxury watch and jewelry world
Panerai’s great innovation, for which they were granted a patent, is the crown guard system that ensures that a Panerai crown will not open accidentally and allow water intrusion into the interior of the watch case. Since Panerai is known for its affiliation with the Italian Navy, and specifically its undersea special forces, this is in line with the Panerai brand. First introduced in 1950, this innovation is a distinctive Panerai profile for Panerai’s Luminor line of watches. The Panerai Luminor Marina 40mm Power Reserve PAM00125 shares this profile, albeit in a much smaller case (still large by the standards of most of modern wristwatch history). Powered by the Panerai Calibre OP IX movement (essentially a Valjoux 7750-P1 rebranded by Panerai), this watch features a power reserve indicator at the 4:00 position.The movement is rated for a 42-hour power reserve, but the indicator is calibrated for 40 hours, so you get two spare hours in the tank. The watch winds itself while you wear it, so with regular use, you may never get down to 0 anyway. Fun fact, for the left-handed version of this watch (44mm PAM00123 Luminor Marina Power Reserve Destro, larger but with the same movement inside the bigger case) Panerai just turned the movement upside down inside the watch, so on that model the power reserve indicator is at 10:00, the date window is at 9:00 and the sub-seconds dial is at 3:00. Everything is just reversed. Another distinctive feature of this particular model is the silver sub-seconds dial. Only a few Panerai models have displayed this variation, most notable the 44mm Panerai Luminor GMT PAM00088.
Our Panerai Luminor Marina 40mm Power Reserve Watch Repair Process
Gray & Sons’ world-renowned pre-owned watch repair center is also experienced with other Swiss luxury watch brands such as Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Omega, Breitling, Cartier, and more.
Gray & Sons Jewelers specializes in Panerai repair, along with many other watches that use the Valjoux 7750, ETA 2894, ETA 6497, Zenith El Primero, Jaeger-LeCoultre 1877, all movements that serve as the base for various Panerai models (in its early days, Panerai was even authorized by Rolex to build watches of their own around Rolex movements. Those watches are extremely sought after by Panerai enthusiasts, know as Paneristi). Our independent watch service center is staffed by master watchmakers with Swiss training and experience working for major watch brands such as Rolex, Breitling, Audemars Piguet, and more. We are located in the Miami Beach area, jsut feet away from one of the world’s greatest luxury shopping destinations, the Bal Harbour shops, where you can find boutiques for top-tier brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Tourneau, Hublot, Richard Mille, Tiffany, David Yurman, Bvlgari, Harry Winston, F. P. Journe, Van Cleef & Arpels, Audemars Piguet, Chopard and, yes, Panerai.
We’d love to have you pay us a visit and share a cup of espresso while we buy, sell, trade, repair, and consign fine jewelry and watches. We are always buyers, traders, and do repairs for Tag Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ulysse Nardin, Franck Muller, Montblanc, Patek Philippe, and all top brands of watches along with estate and contemporary jewelry.
Request pre-labeled Easy Ship Box and mail in your item to repair.
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Once you receive the box and send your watch, one of our Master Watchmakers will evaluate it and contact you with a free estimate. If you approve of the estimate we will proceed with the repair, which generally takes 2-3 weeks.
If you wish to repair at a different time we will ship the watch back to you at no cost to you.