Elizabeth Hurley sporting a Panerai 44MM PAM236

Elizabeth Hurley wearing a PaneraiMen and Women alike enjoy their Panerai Watch. Elizabeth Hurley is seen above wearing a steel Panerai Luminor

Elizabeth Hurley is one of the most beautiful English actresses that have appeared in Hollywood. She appeared in her first big budget film in 1992 in the film “Passenger 57.” She has appeared in two of the Austin Powers movies.

She played the “she devil” in Bedazzled in 2001. She has appeared in 24 full featured films and in over a dozen TV series episodes, including repeat appearances in the popular series Gossip Girl and The Royals. Hurley’s acting style is often comedic, sexy and sultry. She most often plays a self-confident female lead.

She is often paired with a less than confident male actor whom she must assist to help him achieve the specified goal. Her screen presence often steals the show, and the scenes she is in are generally the most memorable in the movie. Probably her best asset as an actress is her easy ability to laugh, even at her own expense.

Hurley has also appeared on the theater stage and become the spokesmodel for Estee Lauder. She has been seen supporting several charity events, and film premieres over the years. She dated the famous British Actor Hugh Grant for close to 13 years and remained friends after their split in 2000.

Elizabeth Hurley sporting a Panerai 44MM PAM236

Elizabeth Hurley’s Panerai Daylight Chronograph PAM00236

Elizabeth Hurley could afford pretty much any type of watch she would want. It is interesting that she chose to wear the Panerai “Daylight Chronograph” made popular by Sylvester Stallone. Stallone was doing a movie “Daylight” in Italy in the mid 1990’s when he discovered the Panerai brand in a local jewelry store.

The “Italian Stallion” himself was hooked when he realized that these Italian + Swiss designed timepieces were large and powerful timepieces – tied to the Italian armed forces. He was instantly hooked and asked the company to manufacture several “Sly” inspired watches so he could give them to his friends and family.

From this moment on, Panerai regained its footing as one of the premier watchmakers in the world. Early on these large timepieces appeared on most of the A-list action stars, including Arnold Schwarzenegger. It wasn’t long though before Panerai started to appear on the wrist of some of the leading actresses in Hollywood. These large timepieces might seem out of place on the wrist of a thin model like Elizabeth Hurley, but it appears to fit her naturally well.

This PAM00236 has a 44mm stainless steel case. It is packed with features including excellent luminescence on the hour markers and subdials. Also the minute and hour hands have excellent lume throughout, giving the timepiece perfect visibility in the daytime and at night.

One of the best features that actresses like Hurley must love is the fact that the timepiece is tremendously durable. The crown is protected by a lock down crown protection device which only appears on Panerai timepieces. This unique feature helps ensure that not only is the timepiece waterproof, but it also protects the most sensitive part of the watch – the winding crown.

The crown protector also helps the watch feel larger than it actually is. It gives it a feeling of indestructibility. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the top with steel case, steel oyster style band and steel bezel give the watch tremendous strength and resilience against scratches and pounding. As an A list actress and model, the last thing she needs to worry about is her timepiece. The Panerai is one she could wear easily every day without worry.

This Panerai is part of the Luminor family of Panerai timepieces. It is made for action and can easily be taken to the pool or beach – activities that Elisabeth Hurley enjoys. This model can actually be purchased for less than 10k today in after market sources, which is far less than a typical Rolex Daytona might go for.

And yet it has tremendous features built into this timepiece. The chronograph features are controlled by the two pushers at the 2 and 4 o’clock positions. The tachymetric scale appears around the edge with the ability to time lap times up to 400 kph/mph. It has 3 inner dials and even has a date aperture between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. This is a gorgeous timepiece which is a tremendous value today. However, since this model has been discontinued, the PAM00224 is about as close as you can get to finding the same specifications today on the Panerai website.

Rubber B offers a wide variety of bands for the Panerai Luminor PAM00236. Like so many Panerai timepieces with a black dial and stainless-steel case, the options to dress this timepiece up with a different color band is endless. Truly any color band will completely change the look and feel of this steel timepiece.

Rubber B’s bands are all manufactured in Switzerland with vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in its construction.

Rubber B has 6 solid color band options and 4 two-tone color bands. It also has a Swimskin Alligator band which is made from vegan friendly rubber and comes in Black, Brown or Blue. And finally, it offers the Ballistic Series which looks and feels like real fabric but is actually 100% rubber. For more information on your many options for your 44mm Panerai, visit our page here.

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