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    There are few watches made today that successfully combine modern technologies and an old-world feel. The wristwatches in the Officine Panerai Luminor Base collection do just that. They are carefully engineered to be precise and accurate. At the same time their case, face and band are bound to historic roots.

    For example, the 44mm cases featured on these luxury timepieces follow the traditional pattern of older watches. The cases are made from durable materials such as titanium and stainless steel. Their perfectly round shape and wide bevel bring to mind pocket watches of the past.

    Each dial is carefully placed within the case. The dials are black or white with contrasting numbers. These numbers are reminiscent of the 1940s. It was in this era that the Italian navy requested the creation of the first Luminor watch. Many changes have been made to the basic design over the years. However, every watch in the Luminor Base collection features the same original design.

    The retro numbers mark the 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock hours. Large lines or smaller numbers show the other hours. Two large hands, detailed with white, ensure that each watch is easy to read. The only other items on the dial are the Officine Panerai signature and the collection name, Luminor.

    These historic watches are attached to beautiful leather straps. Each one is carefully stitched and coordinated with the other features of the watch.

    The Officine Panerai Luminor Base watches must be manually wound. This adds to their old-fashioned charm. The durable movements last for a lifetime with proper winding. These watches are perfect for those who fondly recall the past.