With the classic, unmistakable design of its case and dial, the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic for the first time has the new metal bracelet with links inspired by the shape of the device which protects the winding crown, like the first bracelet created by Panerai in 1999.
The shape of each individual link recalls the iconic “bridge” device, and each one integrates perfectly with the rest – without any screws – forming a perfectly ergonomic bracelet which is flexible and pleasant on the wrist, being sporty but sophisticated in the design of its details and in the alternation of polished finish with brushed.
Strong and robust but much lighter than those previously developed by Panerai, the new bracelet is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, the same as the Luminor 1950 case. With its brushed finish and contrasting polished bezel, this case is also light and slim thanks to fact that the automatic P.9010 calibre is only 6 mm thick.
This movement is clearly visible through the wide sapphire crystal porthole set in the back. The calibre, made entirely in the Panerai High Quality Watchmaking Manufacture in Neuchâtel, has a power reserve of three days and it is wound by a bidirectional oscillating weight. It is fitted with the device for stopping the balance wheel when synchronising the watch and the system for rapidly adjusting the hour hand, which can be moved forwards or backwards without interfering with the running of the seconds hand. Very useful when setting the time or changing time zones, this function also enables the date on the dial at 3 o’clock to be adjusted very quickly.
The dial of the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic is black, in pure Panerai style with large luminous beige markers and the seconds counter with a small blue hand at 9 o’clock. The sandwich structure of the dial ensures optimum visibility at night and underwater, a feature which is part of the DNA of every Panerai watch. Water-resistance is guaranteed to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres) for the model with a case 42 mm in diameter (PAM00722) and to 30 bar for the 44 mm model (PAM00723). The bracelet of the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic can easily be replaced with another strap thanks to the system patented by Panerai which uses a little pushbutton under each lug, operated by using the special tool supplied.
The steel strap is also available separately and it is compatible with the Luminor 1950 case of models with the P.9010 movement.