OFFICINE PANERAI presents the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica with its completely dark and matt finish The ceramic housing never fails to impress either visually or in terms of its scratch-resistant properties. In addition to the small seconds on a separate dial at the 9-o'clock position and the date display at 3-o'clock, the PAM00580 is also a chronograph with a useful flyback function, which is made possible by the P.9100 automatic movement.
The PAM 580's 44mm ceramic case combines elegant looks with a very sporty character, having rugged strap lugs and a deliberately protected crown. Following the brand tradition and most especially by the chronograph with flyback, the watch model proves itself as a reliable timepiece for water, even during dives to a depth of 100 metres.
The housing is crafted with zirconium oxide in a complex process. The result is an enclosure which is many times harder than steel. For the frame for the glass caseback, OFFICINE PANERAI used ceramic-coated titanium, the similar properties of which underline the suitability for sports use. Through the design of the surface, the ceramic housing continues the look of the matt black dial. In order to enhance the readability of the time measurement, each of the centrally-located chronograph hands is a different colour. The second counter is painted blue, while the minute counter features a rhodium coating. The colour contrast with the ivory markings on the dial is picked up by the natural tones of the "Assolutamente" calfskin strap.
The chronograph buttons are arranged so that they leave room for the crown-protection which lies opposite them. At the same time the button arrangement is designed for ease of use. The trigger to start and stop the chronograph hand is at the 10 o'clock position. The second pusher at 8 o'clock manages the flyback function. This feature is very advantageous for many sporting activities – one touch is enough to reset the chronograph hands to zero and start a new time interval immediately.
For the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica, the watch manufacturer chose the in-house chronograph movement P.9100 with self-winding functionality. The skeletonised rotor can be observed through the anti-reflective sapphire crystal caseback. The vast majority of the calibre is protected by a robust bridge. The P.9100 provides a power reserve of three days, during which the Glucydur® balance oscillates uniformly at 28,800 vibrations/hour. Supplied with a replacement strap and screwdriver.