Editor's note: Panerai has been on a real Submersible kick this year, along with the lighter Due models — but it's hard to go past the watch that started it all. And this watch, the*Panerai Luminor Base Logo 3 Days (PAM00775), really demonstrates why, as Sandra explains …* Not a Radiomir to be seen this year at SIHH; lots of new Luminor Due variations (including a very good 38mm). However, with Angelo Bonati retiring in April from the brand he built from almost-zero to quite the hero, the halo piece has to be that most "Panerai" of all Panerais the Luminor. Full-fat version, not the slimmed-down Due. A lot of the new PAM00775 is quintessential Luminor and quite a lot is not. There's the chunky 44mm brushed steel case as hefty on the wrist as a tool watch should be; a design so strong and confident that the crown guard alone has made Luminor a modern icon. Engraving on the closed caseback includes 100m reference to the water-resistance. There's the classic numerals font the "closed 6 and 9" version and the simple white printed dial, devoid of all decoration except the OP logo (in blue…

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