The PANERAI Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 289 Oro Rosso is part of the historical collection from the Italian company. Rose Gold-Alloy 4N, a combination of gold, silver and copper, is used in this fine chronometer, a very special feature indeed. The gold content being higher than the copper content means it is slightly pink in colour, thus making it an exquisite chronometer which should have a place in every watch collection.
The PANERAI PAM 289 comes installed with a P.2002 calibre, PANERAI's first in-house development, which moves mechanically with manual winding. The timepiece has an 8-day power reserve with a linear display showing the hour. Overall, it has 247 components. The diverse functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, date, 24-hour display and linear power reserve indicator. Globetrotters and frequent travellers benefit from the display of a second time zone.
The case of the PANERAI PAM 289 is made of satin-finished 18K rose gold and has a diameter of 44mm. The bezel, in polished 18K rose gold, matches the case. By removing the transparent sapphire glass on the back of the case, a view of the movement is revealed. The dial fits seamlessly into the imposing look of the watch.
It is brown and can be easily read, due to the fluorescent Arabic numerals and hour markers, even in poor lighting conditions. The date is located at the 3 o'clock position, the seconds and 24-hour display is located at the 9 o'clock position. At the 6 o'clock position, the linear power reserve indicator can be read.
The watch's anti-reflective glass is 2 mm thick and is made of sapphire glass. The water resistance of the clock is 10 bar (~100 meters). This valuable collectable comes with an alligator-leather strap with a buckle in satin 18K rose gold. In addition, it has a second interchangeable strap and is supplied with a steel screwdriver. This model unfortunately went out of production in 2014.