Officine Panerai launches Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic
2010: The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic – 44 mm has all the essential characteristics of a model produced almost 20 years ago by Officine Panerai, with the same levels of sturdiness, reliability and waterproofness, with the addition of two elements that give this watch new value: P.9000 in-house calibre and a new dial.
The dial, protected by anti-reflective 2.6 mm thick sapphire crystal, has a black base and classic sandwich structure to guarantee exceptional visibility whatever the conditions. The hour and minute hands, small seconds hand, date and writing are covered in luminescent substance.
The novelty, from a technical point of view, for the Luminor 1950 Marina 3 Days Automatic – 44 mm is the movement. It is no longer the OP III caliber, but the P.9000, another automatic movement that is entirely designed and produced in-house by Panerai. With a diameter of 13 ¾ lignes and 28 rubies, the P.9000 calibre has 197 components and two spring barrels that guarantee a power reserve of 72 hours.
The case of the Luminor Marina 1950 is in polished stainless steel, highlighting the contrasting brushed crown-protecting bridge. Waterproof to about 300 metres, this new model has the strap attached to the lugs with an exclusive patented method that allows for easy rapid replacement and a sapphire crystal back plate that allows the movement to be seen.
The watch comes with a leather strap with Panerai logo buckle in brushed steel, a spare strap and two tiny tools for replacing it. Another option is the titanium bracelet with vertical brushed finishing and polished surface between the links.