With Panerai Warranty Card dated May 1995, additional strap, screw driver and original wooden box.
This "Luminor Marina" is one of the exceedingly rare and highly collectible so-called "Pre-Vendme" models.
In 1993, while still belonging to the Panerai family, Officine Panerai re-issued a watch originally developed in the 1930s for the Italian Navy. Based on the original drawings of the "Panerai Radiomir" watch, the Luminor Marina was the first PVD coated military wristwatch ever available to the public. The watches were fitted with the hand-wound, anti-magnetic ETA UT 6497 movement, 44 mm. black PVD coated stainless steel case, case back engraved with the "OP" arrow logo, reference and serial numbers, "sandwich" dial, large PVD coated buckle also featuring the "OP" logo sewn into the leather strap.
Physical Vapour Deposition or PVD coating has been used for decades primarily in military applications because of its outstanding wear-resistant properties. It is easily distinguishable by its black matte, gun metal or stealth appearance.