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Panerai – Less is more
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Panerai – Less is more

Wednesday, 09 November 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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The Italian watchmaker revisits its best-selling model. A slimmer silhouette and the P.9010 automatic movement add to the elegance of the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio.

The collection of the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio includes five different models, all with the Luminor 1950 case in steel and the automatic P.9010 movement with a power reserve of three days. The main new feature, compared to the previous models with similar technical characteristics, is that the construction of the new P.9010 calibre has enabled the Panerai designers to make a significant reduction in the weight and thickness of the case, so that it is just 13.2 mm thick in the models 42 mm in diameter and 15.6 mm in those which are 44 mm in diameter.

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio

In all the versions, the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal porthole in the caseback. The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is available with the white dial, with a case 42 mm in diameter (PAM01523) or 44 mm (PAM01499). The dial design of these watches, with the hours marked by figures and dots and the date window at 3 o’clock, has an aesthetic detail which identifies all the models of this collection: the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock is an intense Panerai blue. The Assolutamente strap is in brown leather, which has not been chemically treated, and its contrasting ecru stitching harmonises with the tone of the Super-LumiNova® which makes the time visible even in darkness.

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio

Similarly, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is available with a diameter of 42 mm (PAM01392) or 44 mm (PAM01312), with the black “sandwich” dial in the classic Panerai style: large figures at the cardinal points, bar hour markers, the small seconds dial – with a blue hand – at 9 o’clock and the date window at 3 o’clock. In these models the strap is of black alligator with contrasting ecru stitching. Another version is available with figures marking all the hours (PAM01359) and a black leather strap.

Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio

Like all Panerai watches, the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio models are designed to work perfectly when used underwater: the cases are made of a stainless steel alloy (AISI 316L) which excels at resisting corrosion, and the legendary Panerai water-resistance is guaranteed to 10 bar (about 100 metres) for the 42 mm models and to 30 bar (about 300 metres) for the 44 mm models.

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