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Can’t-Miss Tips to Find the Perfect Pre-owned Luxury Watch

Looking for a rare pre-owned luxury watch?  Before you pull out your credit card, check out these can’t-miss tips to land a one-of-a-kind vintage timepiece.

If you have several thousand dollars, you can easily walk into your nearest Bloomingdale’s or the biggest department store and purchase a brand new watch that will last you many years.  Or, you can make an investment in a vintage watch that is truly one-of-a-kind.  The latter is a more unique option that will get you plenty of compliments wherever you go.  Not only will you own a beautiful piece of history for your lifetime, but you can pass this perfect piece down your family line.

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How to Purchase a Vintage Watch

Vintage or preowned watches have become very popular today.  More and more millennials are buying preowned watches than ever before.  There are a few things to consider when buying a vintage watch, such as:

  • Do you trust the seller of the vintage watch? – Does the seller have a solid reputation selling vintage watches?  They must have positive feedback.  You must find a trusted business that has been operating for years and is known for their quality products.  You don’t want to make a bad investment, especially with something that costs so much.


  • Do you know what brand you want to buy? ­­­– It is best to get familiar with the most popular watch companies and check out watch collector blogs.  Doing so will get you familiar with the top vintage watches and help you narrow down which would be best suited for your personality and lifestyle.  Along with websites, you should also check out books and magazines.


  • Do you know the history? – Don’t expect to be handed an invoice for the sale of a 1950s watch.  Not many people will keep receipts from that age.  However, it is important you do your research for the watch itself.  Why?  Because spare parts will be rare for something of that age.  We don’t have to tell you that rare and hard to come buy means a lot more money.


  • Does it come in a box? – If a watch is only 30 or 40 years old, it might come in its original box, and some might even come with the manual.  The box should match the correct time period of the watch, so make sure you Google that information too.

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Buy from a Trustworthy Seller

This is an obvious tip.  You must buy from a trustworthy website that deals with pre-owned watches.  They must display their current stock so you can see exactly what you’re buying.  Make sure you check the website daily because many receive new inventory daily.  Here at Timepiece Perfection, we specialize in a variety of luxury watch brands and receive different models all the time.  Be sure to check often so you don’t miss a deal.  The deals we list are hard to beat and the watches we post are hard to find!


You’ll Never Guess What Watches These Celebrities Wear

In a world wear crazes begin in Hollywood, it’s impossible to miss those flashy and impressive watches worn on the wrists of the rich and famous. It comes to no surprise that celebrities wear some of the most luxurious watches money can buy. Sure, some celebrities are endorsed by big brand names to wear their best watches. But most celebrities can be seen wearing luxury brand name timepieces because of personal preference and appreciation for artisan horologix.


Want to know what some of the biggest celebrities have adorned on their wrists? Below we’ve listed a few famous individuals who wear some seriously stunning watches:



Robert Downey Jr.

Of course, you should expect nothing less than a Jaeger LeCoultre timepiece on Tony Stark’s wrists. While promoting the second and third Iron Man films, actor Robert Downey Jr. was seen wearing several watches of this brand. Here he’s wearing the Jaeger LeCoultre Amvox 3.





Obviously, Beyonce needs a watch that’s as “flawless” as she is. A Hublot Big Bang is impressive; we all know that. But her husband Jay-Z knew that she’d want something more than amazing, which is why her gave her a $5 million diamond encrusted Big Bang.




Daniel Craig

The more recent James Bond films have actor Daniel Craig wearing an iconic Omega watch. Here he’s showing wearing the timepiece from his latest movie, the Omega Spectre. (You can check out an in-depth review of the Omega Spectre here.)




Brad Pitt and Angelina

Patek Phillippe is a brand that didn’t have to endorse this celebrity couple to get their name out there. Brad Pitt is seen on many occasions sporting his Patek Philippe Nautilus. He enjoys the brand so much that he got his beloved Angelina Jolie a Patek Philippe Minute Repeater for $390,000. If that ain’t love, I don’t know what is.




Leonardo DiCaprio

This superstar has had an amazing career in the film industry, starring in dozens of blockbusters of the years. So, that makes him a prime candidate for showing off some powerful timepieces. The brand that has captured his appreciation is none other than Tag Heuer. He often wears the Carrera Chronograph, which is shown below.


What do you think of these celebrity watches? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Top 10 Favorite Watches in America

Ever wonder what America’s favorite watches are? Chronolytics published an overview of the top 50 most popular watch brands in the USA. Here we’ve listed the top 10 from their list to explain why they’re our favorites too:


1. Rolex

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Of course, is should come to no surprise that Rolex makes the top of the list. Since it was founded in 1905 by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex has grown to be one of the largest single luxury watch brands, producing about 2,000 watches per day. Every timepiece crafted in their facility is created with the finest materials, advanced technology, and a classic artisan style.

2. Omega


Known for a variety of styles that range from classic to more contemporary looks, Omega makes it easy to find a watch that suits anyone. Crafted with innovation and class, Omega is known for having famous wearers such as Prince William, Buzz Aldrin, John F. Kennedy, and James Bond in his films since 1995.


3. Breitling


Breitling has long since been the leader of precision-made chronometers in the watchmaking world. Their intricately crafted instruments are created specifically towards aviation (Navitimer) and diving (SuperOcean).


4. Patek Philippe

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As one of the most prestigious watch brands in the world, Patek Philippe produces watches with extremely complicated movements and features. Because they are one of the few privately owned Swiss watch manufacturers, their creative freedom allows them to craft truly unique and stunning timepieces.


5. Cartier

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The jewelry and watches crafted by Cartier are often associated with those of Royalty. Every accessory they create has elegance, class, and prestige that will have everyone’s head turning.


6. Audemars Piguet


Audemars Piguet is one of the most prominent Swiss watchmakers in the world, They are known for holding true to their roots: every luxury watch is crafted with old-fashioned handmade techniques. Still, they boast a bold, modern style in their latest collections.

7. Panerai

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The best things in life comes from Italy: food, wine, and luxury timepieces. Panerai has been making rustic, handmade watches since it was founded in Florence during the 1860s. Their casual yet adventurous style comes from Panerai’s history as a supplier to the Royal Italian Navy.

8. IWC

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To combine the modern engineering of the US with the artisan craftsmanship of the Swiss, Florentine Ariosto Jones founded the International Watch Company. Every watch they create meets their official motto “Probus Scafusia”, meaning “Good, solid craftsmanship from Schaffhausen.”


9. Jaeger-LeCoultre

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A watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre goes beyond a clean, sharp style. Known for having hundreds of inventions and thousands of calibres under its name, it boasts the world’s most complicated wristwatch and the world’s smallest calibre.


10. TAG Heuer

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Each timepiece by TAG Heuer is designed for a gentlemen with a sleek, sharp style. The extremely precise complications and features make TAG Heuer’s instruments some of the most desirable in the US.

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Watch


Sure, women are the ones who are supposed to get the engagement ring. But does that mean men are left with the short end of the stick?


We don’t think so!


Traditionally, a bride-to-be or wife will give her husband some jewelry too: a luxury watch. And it’s much more than an accessory. Timepieces are a beautiful representation of timeless love, and they can be passed from generation to generation as a priceless heirloom.


So if you’re looking to get the man in your life something he’ll adore for the rest of your marriage, we’ve put together a guide to finding the perfect wedding watch:


1.Know What Brand He’ll Love

Is he a high-end Rolex or more casual Panerai kind of guy? Every luxury watch brand is known for a speciality or niche, such as diving watches, pilot watches, or dress watches. Either way, it’s important to take time to figure out what he would like best for a brand.


2. Pick His Style

When choosing the style of watch, it comes down to this: what will he be wearing it for? If he’s lives on the edge or has a taste for adventure, you may want to consider getting him a sports watch. They’re stylish, yet totally functional because they are often crafted with multiple complications. And if he’s more of a Dapper Dan, a dress watch might be best for him. Something more simplistic yet impressively dashing would work better for formal events and outings.


3. Remember that Size matters

Watch faces come in a variety of sizes, and you want to make sure you get one that works for your man’s wrist. Even though a large watch face seems manly, it’s often too overpowering. (If it wouldn’t slide effortlessly under his jacket sleeve, it’s not the right size.) Take a look at his other watches to get an idea of what size he prefers, and remember that going with something a little smaller is always safe.


4. Think About the Strap

Metal, leather, or rubber — the choices are endless with watch straps. Although the strap style may depend on the type of watch you buy him, the choice is still up to you. Our recommendation is to always go with versatility. You want him to wear this watch as often as possible, so try to pick a strap that goes with everything he’ll wear.


5. Choose Something Timeless

The best part about giving your husband-to-be a luxury timepiece is that it’s something that will be cherished in your family line for years to come. That’s why you want to pick something that is classic and timeless in style. Also, do a little research into the watchmakers to see what kind of longevity you can expect out of the timepiece. And, of course, go with something that will last for generations.

Need more tips on how to pick the perfect timepiece? Check out the Timepiece Perfection Guide to help you find the watch that was made for the man in your life.


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Build Your Watch Collection: Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun by IWC


It’s a great new flavor of a Big Pilot…

and it is still handsome as hell.

-Ariel Adams, A Blog to Watch





The Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun is the largest IWC timepiece with self-winding movement.


It’s bold, black, and versatile in style. And whether or not you’re a fan of pilot watches, this IWC timepiece would do great things for any watch collection. And why are we so impressed with it here at Timepiece Perfect? To explain, here’s our review of this superb timepiece:



The innovative use of zirconium oxide and titanium is what sets apart Schaffhausen IWC from other luxury watch manufacturers. As one of the first brands in the industry to use those materials together, they have since then mastered the art of designing a watch that is impressive in both performance and design. The Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun watch is a perfect example of their craftsmanship. Composed of a high-tech ceramic case and titanium crown, it’s obvious that it’s a true pilots watch. The strong, black nylon wears comfortably and durably.




Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 5.50.24 PMThis IWC watch is black, sleek, and high-end in design. The size and structure itself makes this watch masculine and almost soldier-esc, like it should be worn on a military man (or a pilot, obviously). Even if you aren’t a fan of large watch faces, it’s hard not to want to wear this stunning timepiece. The impressive, bold face in 48 mm wide, is contrasted by white numerals and hands that makes for easy legibility. It also features a date display aperture, which sits at the third hour on the Big Pilot. You’d think that the nylon strap would make this timepiece look extremely sporty, but the watch and strap as a whole definitely have a touch of class. It’s certainly something that can be worn for daily wear. And because of it’s colors, it still works well with black suits when you’re feeling fancy.



All watches in the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Collection drive a variety of remarkable complications.

  • Calibre 5111
    • IWC Pellaton Winding
    • automatic rotor
    • 7 day Power Reserve (when fully wound)
    • Glucydur® beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment
    • Mechanical movement
  • Complications
    • high precision chronograph
    • date display aperture



  • Crown: Screw In
  • Breguet Spring
  • Power Reserve Display
  • soft-iron inner cage
  • Crown: titanium
  • Number of Jewel: 42
  • Strap: Black Nylon
  • Water resistance: 6 bar
  • Diameter: 48 mm
  • Case Height: 15 mm



Build your watch collection by finding your Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun timepiece by IWC here.

Fashion Guidelines: How to Wear a Watch





After you’ve invested hours of research and spent hard-earned money on your luxury timepiece, it’s time for the best part: wearing it. Although owning a luxury watch can help you look more like a proper gentleman or classy lady, knowing how to wear it shows that you have proper etiquette and helps you get the most out of your watch. In order to wear it properly, here are some tips for wearing different types of luxury watches:


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A luxury sports watch has the exquisite design and high-performance functionality that makes it perfect for sporting experiences. Many are designed specifically for sports that involve diving, racing, and flying. They are generally worn because of their features, such as keeping time and measuring speed or depth. If a sports watch has a high-end and sleek design, it can be worn for some semi-formal engagements. However, a common fashion faux-pas is wearing a suit or very formal attire with a sports watch.


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It’s important to choose an everyday watch that fits the comfort and style you’re looking for. For this kind of watch, it’s not about the fancy features: it’s about simplistic and dynamic style. You want something that’s versatile for every outfit and occasion. For the strap, it’s best to go with a leather band in a thin, simple design. A neutral black or brown strap will make it great for daily wear, and a minimal watch face will match everything in your wardrobe.


10305952_648682048573664_8031985559473977306_nDress Watch

A dress watch is meant to complement and enhance your outfit for special events and occasions. It needs to be something that has a sleek, high end design fit for a gentleman or lady. If you choose a leather strap, pick a color that matches your dress, shoes, and belt. If you go with a metal band, make sure that everything from your tie pins to your cufflinks match your timepiece. For women, choose the watch bracelet that has the jewels and metals to match your formal jewelry set.

Once you decide on your sports watch, daily watch, and/or dress watch, you need to follow some more steps to wear it properly:


Choose Where it is Worn
Most people tend to wear their watch on the non-dominant hand, but the choice is totally up to you. Simply choose the wrist that feels most comfortable with a watch on.

Get it Sized
Every watch should be sized to fit you perfectly. This will ensure that it sits correctly  and stays on safely, without being too loose or too tight.

Check out more tips on how to choose the perfect watch here.

4 Reasons Why You Should Always Wear a Luxury Watch


Though some would argue that the necessity of a timepiece is fading away, we say differently. There is something about an artisan watch that is timeless, classic, and undeniably desirable. To convince you  further, here’s a few more reason why you should always be wearing a high-class watch:

1. Symbol of Success

When you have a luxury timepiece on your wrist, you are making a statement about yourself for everyone to see. Now, prestige may not be the most important reason to own a watch, but it’s definitely the most compelling. If you’re a man who wears a fine suit to parties and events, then you need a high-class timepiece to complete your outfit. It makes you stand out amongst the crowd, and people who appreciate craftsmanship take notice.

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2. Shows you Have Taste

Having a stunning luxury watch — like this Zenith, for example — shows that you have fine taste. Believe or not, your timepiece says a lot about you. When you strive to present yourself with confidence and a sense of style, you don’t buy a $20 watch. Instead, you invest in a timepiece that has high-performance, quality craftsmanship, and impressive design.

3. Classier than a Phone

It’s as simple as this: an Iphone doesn’t add a thing to your look. Plus, a phone uncomfortably bulks up your pant pocket. If you’re a gentleman, you need to keep time like a gentleman — with a luxury timepiece. Being able to check the time with a simple look to your wrist keeps you composed, collected, and cool in any and every situation.

4. Perfect for Sports and Parties

The best part about wearing a luxury sports watch is that you can literally wear it all the time — for both the party and the adventure afterwards. Because high-quality, brand name watches are crafted by some of the most skilled watchmakers in the world,they are designed and built to endure even the toughest conditions. That way, you can always look like a man of luxury, whether you’re dressed to impress or diving into an ocean with this Jaeger Lecoultre diving chronograph.

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Obviously, the necessity of owning a luxury timepiece isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing due to both the investment returns and sentimental value of a priceless timepiece. Sure, anyone can buy a cheap watch. Only those who have taste and an appreciation for the craftsmanship behind the complications and designs of name brand timepieces will wear them, but everyone will take notice.


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A Simple Guide to Watch Straps


A luxury watch is defined not only by its timepiece but also the bracelet that carries it.

As timepieces evolved from high class pocket watches to state-of-the-art wristwatches, the strap became the key element that impacted and advanced horological history. Due to the need for convenient and crucial timekeeping for military men during World War I, wristwatches have since then evolved into the modern sports watch.


So, a watch strap has become a completely indispensable yet often overlooked accessory.


To help you find the perfect strap for you timepiece, here’s a simple guide describing the best wristwatch straps:


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Leather straps are known for being comfortable, durable, and beautiful wrist straps. But it’s important to make sure that you get quality for quantity — cheap, poorly tanned leather will fade with daily wear and exposure to the elements. On the other hand (or wrist, I should say), high quality leather will actually soften and age beautifully over time.
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Leather comes in a variety of styles and skins. All the way from cowhide to crocodile skin, you can find a texture and tone to suit your style. For example, going with Chopard’s classic black leather strap and timepiece is perfect for both casual and formal wear.

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Rubber straps are perfect for those who live an active lifestyle. Great for diving and extreme sports, the material is durable, and long lasting under the toughest elements. Plus, of all the watch straps on the markets, rubber tends to be the most comfortable.


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When thinking about rubber wristwatch straps, casual wear and sports attire may come to mind. But there’s actually a lot of high-performance luxury sports watches that have sports watch durability with looks and designs fit for formal wear. Just take a look at the Ulysse Nardin Chronograph. With such a sleek design, it’s obvious that it should be worn for more than just diving, don’t you think?



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A metal strap is the most luxurious and most expensive option for high-end watch straps. Generally, the bracelet is formed in stainless steel or other precious metal links that clamp together with a secure, adjustable clasp. Because they are durable, nonabsorbent, and comfortable, metal bracelet straps are the most popular option for luxury watches today.

As sports watches, metal straps are highly resistant to just about any element. Still, they have a high end look that gives any outfit a touch of class. The latest trend has watch straps using mixed metals as an artistic feature, like this stunning Omega.


When choosing a strap for your luxury timepiece, you need to find something that best suits your style and performance needs. Check out more tips for buying the perfect watch and read more watch reviews to help you decide.

Ladies’ Watch Comparison: IWC, Tag Heuer, and Chanel

Every woman needs a luxury watch to tell the time — and to tell others what she’s made of.

To give your wardrobe an added touch of elegance, style, and class, check out these three watches to give you the look you want:

IWC Da Vinci Automatic

Since 1868, IWC Schaffhausen’s Swiss watchmakers have been creating unique and innovative timepieces that have earned them an international reputation. Moved by the desire to make beautiful yet precision engineered instruments, IWC created one of our favorite timepieces — the Da Vinci Automatic.

    • Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 2.46.38 PM The Da Vinci Automatic was designed specifically for a woman with a taste and appreciation for luxury timepieces. This watch is the perfect size –small enough to simply complement your outfit, with a display large enough for easy timekeeping. The diamond and gold case look radiant against the satin black strap and textured face.
  • Specs
    • large date
    • automatic movement
    • case size: 35 mm


Tag Heuer Aquaracer

For over 150 years, the watchmakers at Tag Heuer have been pushing the limits of performance and quality for their luxury timepieces. Though they have held true to their roots in Swiss watchmaking, they have continually strived to create new and innovative timepiece  that will “never crack under pressure,” such as the Ladies’ Aquaracer.

    • There isn’t a sports watch more stylish than the Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 2.47.44 PMLadies’ Aquaracer by Tag Heuer. The model featured here is decked out in 11 luminescent diamonds set in polished steel on the bezel and watch face. Plus, the white mother-of-pearl dial and fine-brushed steel bracelet beautifully accent this sports watch. On top of its stylish design, the Aquaracer has high-performance functionality that allows it to be worn in water and under pressure. That way, you can get a watch with the refined looks and functions you need to last a lifetime.
  • Specs
    • water-resistant to 300 meters
    • convenient date display
    • case size: 32 mm


Chanel Gem-Set Premier

Luxurious timepieces by Chanel are the epitome of the word class. Sleek design, delicate displays, state-of-the-art technology — their watches have it all. One of our favorites by Chanel is the Women’s Gem-Set Premier timepiece.


    • Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 2.47.21 PMThis Chanel Premier will more than satisfy your jewel crave with it’s 404 brilliant cut diamonds set in the white gold bracelet. And if that isn’t enough, the gorgeous yet minimal face display has 113 diamonds surrounded by another 54 diamonds set in the bezel. It’s beyond a luxury timepiece —  it’s an elegant and extravagant piece of jewelry that is worn on the wrists of high-class women.
  • Specs
    • case size: 19.5 mm
    • high precision quartz movement
    • minimal aesthetic face with silver toned hands

Need some help on choosing which luxury watch is best for you? Check out our tips on how pick the perfect timepiece, and let us help you find the most important accessory you’ll ever own.

Build Your Watch Collection: Officine Panerai Luminor

Every watch collection needs a timepiece that is rich with history yet wrought with innovation. 

Here at Timepiece Perfection, we’ve found such a watch: the Luminor from the Officine Collection by Panerai. It has historical elegance and Italian artistry, making their watches perfect for your collection. Born in Florence, Italy, Panerai developed an art and science of watchmaking that is world renowned. Their roots as exclusive suppliers to the Italian Navy is apparent when looking at the mechanics and design of these high-precision instruments. One watch that embodies the simplistic yet historical characteristics of Panerai is the Luminor Marina, which bears the style and functions found on the wrists of sailors who lived to conquer the vast seas.

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Every watch in the Officine Panerai collection uses state-of-the-art materials that are designed to be both hypoallergenic and resistant to corrosion. Originally designed for commanders at sea, the austenitic stainless steel alloy makes the Luminor a reliable instrument under the most extreme conditions. Altogether, it’s a watch that wears comfortably on the skin, adds a touch of luxury to your outfit, and keeps time reliably under any circumstance for years to come.




  • The Luminor commands the attention of everyone around you. What makes the Luminor Marina unique is it’s pure Italian design. It’s timeless design and mechanics holds true to Panerai’s tradition of innovative and artistic watchmaking. Though it’s roots lie with the world of the sea, even today it’s fit for one who appreciates the rustic creativity of Panerai.
  • The Luminor Marina is known for it’s simplistic yet stunning design. The bold, black face is contrasted by luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Panerai’s desire to create a classic, minimalist aesthetic is shown in the elemental features displayed at the 3 and 9 hour markers. Inscribed at the 3 hour is “8 GIORNO BREVETTATO” (“8 DAYS PATENTED”), and the 9 hour features the small seconds counter for accurate timekeeping at sea.



  • Calibre P.5000 movement
    Executed entirely by Panerai, the mechanical movement combines two historical characteristics worn by the Italian Navy commanders:

    • 8 day power reserve
    • hand-wound mechanics.
  • Leather Strap
    • Works for every occasion and outfit.
    • Rustic yet high-end look
    • interchangeable with a variety of leather finishes (sold separately)
    • trapezoidal stainless steel buckle
  • State-of-the-Art Protection
    • Anti-shock case
    • Brushed steel device protecting crown




Clasp: Tang Buckle

Case: Stainless steel and anti-reflective crystal face

Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds

Water resistance: 300 meters

Bezel: Polished steel

Power reserve: 8 days

Number of Components: 127

Number of Jewels: 21

Movement: Automatic

Size: 44 mm

Model: PAM00590


Build your watch collection by finding your Officine Luminor timepiece by Panerai here.


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