The 2016 PANERAI collection is composed of a series of special timepieces. Each individual specimen of the “Luminor 1950 Collection” is a further development of the Luminor 1950 series. The most popular Luminor 1950 models were optimised in terms of height as a basis for the further development. Paneristi immediately recognise the new PAM 1359 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio due to the blue second hand on the 9 o’clock position.
The new PAM 1359 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio will replace the well-known PAM 359. The flatter housing and flatter movement will be offered by PANERAI at the same price.
The big brother, PAM00359, is being taken out of production. This model will be replaced by the PAM01359. At first glance, the changes are not visible. The deep black dial with the cream coloured Super-LumiNova® luminous material was taken over from PAM 359. The fine, black calfskin strap with the beige coloured seams perfectly fits together with the PAM 1359. The housing is made of stainless AISI-316L steel. PAM 1359 indicated very high quality as a result of high-gloss polished housing.
Nevertheless, the new PAM 1359 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio does differ from PAM 359. Like all models from the “Luminor 1950 Collection”, the PAM 1359 also has a flatter structure. The new calibre P.9010 is just 6mm high. As a result the OFFICINE PANERAI was able to develop the housing to be approximately 2mm flatter. The result is increased wearing comfort on the wrist. The new calibre P.9010 is a mechanical movement with automatic winding of the watch and a 72 hour power reserve. The energy is produced from two barrels. Calibre P.9010 is composed of 200 components.
OFFICINE PANERAI developed the new housing so that it is water-proof up to a depth of 300 meters. The device protecting the crown of the Luminor models guarantees that water cannot penetrate through the winding crown. This is because the device protecting the crown of the PAM 1359 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio pushes the winding crown firmly into the PANERAI housing. This prevents the penetration of water. The sandwich structure of the elegant dial was specially developed by Guido Panerai in the 1930s, to use the watch underwater with poor lighting conditions.