The Luminor 1950 Marina 3 Days clearly evokes the earlier days of Officine Panerai back in Firenze. In our opinion, this is one of the best balanced Panerais out there. This watch has a very solid and sturdy case measuring 44mm, sapphire display case back, black sandwich dial with superluminova—date aperture at 3 and small running seconds at 9—, 3-day power reserve, trademarked crown-guard, depth-rating to 300m/1000ft and houses Panerai's caliber P.9000—composed of 197 parts and 28 jewels.
This watch is definitely one that can be worn as a daily beater.
This Panerai is laying on top of a Chinese New Year 'Full Box'. This particular watch is very important to the watchlifestyler that owns it as he tied the knot wearing it on such an important and special occasion. The elegant look of the crocodile strap, is a perfect match to the delicate lacquered finish on the box. This 'Full Box' was gifted to our watch lifestyler by his mother as a symbol of good luck and well wishes for the new family that he recently formed with his beautiful wife.
Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Hong Kong and most of Asia. Lasting for 15 days, it’s the time of year to visit family and friends, clean the house, tie up any loose ends and start fresh for the upcoming new year. Flowers, lucky plants, lanterns and auspicious red couplets decorate the house. Certainly it is the most festive and happy time of year for Chinese watch stylers.
The 'Full Box' is a snack container specially designed for festive occasions in Southern China. The traditional box is usually made out of lacquered wood or modern designed high-end bakelite. Full boxes are generally round, octagonal or square in shape. Inside the box you'll find dividers that contain different types of sweets or snacks. According to the Chinese tradition, each family will prepare a 'Full Box' during Chinese New Year and share it with visiting guests as a symbol of their hospitality.
Just like this 'Full Box', the Panerai Luminor 1950 Marina 3 Days exudes character, tradition and refinement. Good luck to all the Paneristis out there.