For the PANERAI Luminor 1950 Collection, the bestselling Luminor 1950 models were selected and enhanced. Enhancing comfort for the wearer without neglecting the customary design was at the heart of the developmental work. Essentially, this involved reducing the height of the case. So the PAM01499 is 44 millimetres in diameter, just like its big brother the PAM00499.
The PAM 1499 is a mechanical watch with automatic winding. It has a power reserve of three days, thanks to its calibre P.9010. The case on the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio has a diameter of 44mm. As with all Luminor models, it is fitted with the renowned PANERAI crown-protection bracket. This crown-protection bracket helps protect the winding crown and guarantees water-tightness under water. The crown-protection bracket is a Guido Panerai invention, and the trademark of every PANERAI Luminor.
But the new Luminor 1950 Collection has a few distinguishing features of its own, which set it apart from the classic models. The small seconds display at the 9 o’clock position has intensive, blue glowing hands. This seconds display is the trademark of the Luminor 1950 Collection series. It emphasises the sporty aspects of the divers’ watches. The high quality of the case makes water-tightness up to 30 bar possible. This corresponds to a depth of 300 meters. In addition, the new, flatter cases represent enhanced comfort in comparison to the comfort level of previous PANERAI watches. The shirt does not press so firmly on the wrist, particularly with narrower cuffs.
The calibre P.9010, developed by PANERAI, in the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio consists of 200 components. The energy is stored in two spring barrels. The mechanical, automatic movement is 6mm thick and beats at a rate of 28,800 oscillations per hour. The white dial with the beige luminous points goes wonderfully with the dark-brown “Assolutamente” calf-leather strap and the beige stitching, size 24/22mm. The PAM01499 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is very elegant, combined with the polished steel case.
AISI 316L steel is used for the case. This a corrosion-free steel alloy with a chrome content of around 17%, nickel content of around 13% and molybdenum content of approx. 2 to 3%. The crown-protection bracket on the PAM 1499, with the OFFICINE PANERAI brand name, is made of satined stainless-steel. The mechanical components of a PANERAI have to work perfectly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The highest possible quality standards allow PANERAI to guarantee along working-life and the highest levels of precision.