The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio is completely designed around underwater sports. As a chronograph with flyback, the model simplifies the measurement of time intervals. The manually controllable, rotating bezel is used to calculate the time spent underwater. The complex chronograph movement P.9100 from the Swiss manufacturer, which also drives the functions of the small seconds and date, features automatic winding.
With the development of the historical Luminor, OFFICINE PANERAI's aim was to produce a robust diving watch, which was optimally adapted to the demands and pressure conditions of the open sea. The PAM00614 pays homage to the essential details of its counterpart from the early 1950’s, which was also created using state-of-the-art technology.
The Luminor 1950 is characterised by the combination of the elegant lines of the cushion-shaped case and the crown protection. Both of these features determine the design of the large, 47mm, satin housing of the PAM 614. The sporty focus of this timepiece is highlighted in the choice of material. Titanium combines high corrosion resistance with a very low weight, resulting in excellent wearable properties. Following the characteristic design elements of OFFICINE PANERAI, the mounted, fluorescent labels stand out clearly from the black dial and so are easily visible with the guidance of the wide-tapered, semi-skeletonised hands. The centrally located pointer for the chronograph is clearly different from the blue-painted seconds counter. To measure the residual dive time by using the scaling, the bezel, for safety reasons, can only rotate anti-clockwise. The main reference indicator on the bezel carries a wide mark which is easily recognizable, even in poor visibility.
The PAM 614 has the functions of a chronograph with two buttons. Pressing the button at 10 o'clock position starts and stops the counter. The second button at 8 o'clock triggers the flyback function, which causes an immediate zero reset and starts the timer again. The arrangement of the buttons makes it possible to maintain the typical design of the Luminor with the bridge protecting the crown. This reduces the action of external forces on the crown and protects it from water up to an impressive depth of 300 meters. In the dense caseback, there is an engraving of the SLC, a manned torpedo used by the Italian navy. A black rubber strap, suitable for professional use in the sea, is mounted on this watch model and a replacement strap is included.
The special feature of the P.9100 is the merging of the chronograph functions with an automatic winding. A modern interpretation of this calibre was developed by the manufacture in Neuchâtel. With two series barrels the P.9100 offers a power reserve of three days. It has a Glucydur® balance, which operates at 28,800 vibrations/hour, and Incabloc® shock protection.