Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC Wears The Watchmaker's Most Popular Features

Panerai's most iconic design cues come together.

Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC Wears The Watchmaker's Most Popular Features

It’s always exciting news when Panerai announce a timepiece and their latest continues this trend for the Italian luxury watchmaker.

Say hello to the Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC 44mm PAM00779, a watch which takes all of Officine Panerai’s most defining (and sought-after) qualities and crams it into a masculine piece that’s made to stand out on any wrist.

PAM0079 features the iconic 44mm Luminor case machined from DLC (Diamond Like Carbon)-coated titanium for maximum robustness and scratch resistance without compromising on lightness. This also includes the mandatory bridge lever device. The ‘California’ dial aspect is derived from the watchmaker’s military roots which keeps things super clean with just an hours and minutes function paired with Arabic-Roman numeral markers and thermally blue hands. Other cool appointments includes Panerai’s in-house Calibre P.5000 mechanical movement which affords a hefty 8-day power reserve.

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The untreated brown leather strap polishes things off nicely with contrast beige stitching and a heat-stamped ‘OP’ logo. There’s also an additional black rubber strap included in the box if your worldly pursuits include a bit of diving – a task the Panerai is up for with its 300 metre water resistance rating.

The most appealing news however is probably the price of the watch which comes in at EUR 7,900 – a significant markdown from a previous Panerai release which wears a lot of similar features but retails for a few thousand Euro more.