While till then Panerai Marina Militare were the apanage of the Luminor line, at the exception of the Radiomir PAM 339, we have, this year a revolution with the introduction of 2 " Marina Militare Submersible ", the PAM 961 and the PAM 979.
The PAM 961:
The PAM 979:
Truth to be told, I don't understand some things, here.
First of all, why two very close Submersible badged Marina Militare? Indeed, both come with the same case, bezel, case back ( Carbotech for the case and bezel / Blackened Titanium for the case back ) and dial ( Carbon ).
Same movement, too, with the Cal 9010, automatic, 3 days power reserve, with the possibility to adjust the hours independently from the minutes.
Then, why a difference of 20, 000 euros between these 2 ( 39, 900 Euros for the PAM 961, 19, 900 Euros for the PAM 979 )... The fact that the PAM 961 is limited to 33 pieces and that you will be offered a training day with the Italian Marine Commandos doesn't justify such a difference in price, in my opinion.
It seems it is the year of the Submersible, for Panerai, with other watches unveiled from the same line, especially the Luna Rossa...
I would have loved to see some stuff for the old school guys among us, to tell you all.
And why not, a Marina Militare in the Submersible line, and another Marina Militare in the Luminor line.
But two Marina Militare Submersible? I really don't get it.
And even the price of the PAM 979 is very high... When you think that a PAM 587 Marina Militare is half the price, but not half the desirability of the 979...
Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts,