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Since the first presentation of the PAM00372 in 2011 at the SIHH in Geneva, the popularity of the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Acciaio has just grown and grown. With a diameter of 47mm, this divers’ watch matches the size of the original from the 1950’s. Simple operation and robust mechanism components make this model a really reliable companion.
With this model, OFFICINE PANERAI is launching the final version with plexiglass. To go with it, the Swiss manufacturer have fitted a dark-brown “Assolutamente“ calf-leather strap, size 125/75 BA 26/22. The ecru-coloured stitches go perfectly with the historic sandwich-design dial with luminous numerals and hands. As invented by Guido Panerai from Florence in the 1930’s.
The PAM 372, with the designation R, is the last range with plexiglass. Guido Panerai originally used perspex for his divers’ watches. Since the introduction of the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Acciaio, PANERAI have incorporated the calibre P.3000 with 3-day power-reserve, developed in-house. This robust mechanical movement is still manually-wound (just like the original from 1950). Two spring barrels store the energy in the PAM00372.
In 1930, when Guido Panerai designed the first divers’ watch for the Italian navy, which were watertight to over 200 meters, nobody hand an inkling that OFFICINE PANERAI would keep developing his watches. The PAM 372 is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and is guaranteed watertight up to 100m. This safety-related protection is provided by the crown protection bracket. An invention from the time before the Second World War, guaranteeing the highest possible level of safety for special forces units when they were diving.
With this model, Guido Panerai succeeded in designing a watch which, for the first time ever, could reach a diving depth of over 200 meters. This was a record at the time! So the crown protection bracket was only developed for military purposes, and was only patented after the Second World War. Today, OFFICINE PANERAI produces the PAM 372 in their manufacturing site in Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Thanks to high demand, the last PAM00372-R models will be snapped up very quickly.