Panerai Luminor Base Logo Reference PAM00773
The Panerai Luminor Base Logo Reference PAM00773 is a stunning timepiece from the Officine Panerai. The PAM00773 has a brushed stainless steel 44mm case Stainless steel, and a black leather strap with tang buckle. The timepiece has a black dial with a white Panerai logo just above the 6 o’clock Arabic numeral.
This Panerai timepiece is the perfect dress watch. It doesn’t have too many features cluttering up the dial. The visibility is excellent in both light and dark situations. As a pure timepiece, it has exceptional timekeeping capabilities and the dial achieves a purity with its balance. With only the winding crown on the right side, there are no pushers, small dials, date windows or cyclops lenses to get in the way of the “base” look. There aren’t even minute markers around the edge of the dial to clutter up the face of this timepiece.
The timepiece is notable because it has a 3 day power reserve and a manually winding P.6000 caliber which powers it. It was completely crafted by Panerai at Neuchâtel. The hand-wound single barrel mechanical P.6000 calibre has 15½ lignes, is 4.5mm thick, and contains 19 jewels. It beats at 21,600 alternations/hour. It contains an Incabloc® anti-shock device. It has only 110 components and a bare bones set of functions – just hours and minutes functions on this “Base” logo model.
The Panerai Luminor Base Logo Reference PAM00773 has a bright green luminescence which is not overpowering, but clearly illuminates the numerals and hour markers. Additionally the hours and minutes hands are brightly illuminated. It is a dial transforms from a light green-beige hour markers during the day time to the Panerai green lume in the darkness.
The timepiece does have the locking mechanism to protect the crown, which also makes the watch feel a bit larger than its 44mm diameter would suggest. This protection device is unique to Panerai, which not only helps it achieve a waterproofness of 100 meters with great confidence, but it also protects the crown from accidental damage.
The PAM00773 is 44mm wide, have a 54mm height, are 13mm thick and have a lug width of 24mm. The Panerai Luminor Base Logo Reference PAM00773 can be found listed for a mere $5000 new from a Panerai dealer.
The black leather band is an exceptionally good looking watch band for the Panerai. However, it will not withstand much in terms of water or sweat. Panerai timepieces are made to accessorize and the Panerai Luminor Base Logo Reference PAM00773 is no exception.
Rubber B has developed a new kind of Rubber strap which looks and feels like real Alligator but is actually 100% vulcanized rubber. This means that these straps not only will give you the same look and feel of the highly prized leather which people have been coupling with their fine timepieces for generations, but it will also withstand water, sweat and other elements that will warp and ultimately destroy normal leather straps.
Vulcanized Rubber strap engineered to fit Panerai Luminor 44mm cases (24mm lug space) and their 22mm tang buckles. Features “SwimSkin®”; our exclusively patented and innovative rubber technology mad entirely in Switzerland. No coatings, blends or bonding are used in the manufacturing of these bands. It is designed for the customer’s own Panerai tang buckle. For more information on the Rubber B Alligator Swimskin straps click here.
Rubber B has also developed the new Ballistic Series bands for the Panerai Luminor Marina Base Logo Reference PAM00773. Although it looks identical to Kevlar®, it is actually 100% RUBBER, and therefore waterproof for all aquatic activities. Rubber B makes all of its watches in Switzerland and adhere to the highest horological standards that elite watchmakers are subjected to. For more information about the Ballistic series, click here.