The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 day Chrono Flyback is an amazing timepiece which combines practical chronograph functions with professional diver's watch features. Design elements typical of OFFICINE PANERAI are reflected in the PAM00615. The bezel derives its individuality from a matt black ceramic inlay, as well as the distinctive blue of the chronograph second and hour hands.
From its beginnings, this Florentine brand has manufactured precision instruments and timepieces for underwater use. Innovative high-performance water sports and diving watches such as the PAM 615 reflect their drive to meet the challenges of hostile environments.
OFFICINE PANERAI created the distinctive crown-protection bridge, which was designed in the 1950’s to meet the military requirements of the Italian navy. In 1956, this was followed by the first rotating bezel, also for military use. The PAM 615 continues these developments, based on the Luminor, but with a one-way rotating bezel for measuring dive time.
The PAM 615 carries conviction as a timepiece for underwater sports. 47mm in diameter, its brushed case is made of skin-friendly titanium, a high-strength precious metal. Titanium is significantly lighter than steel, which makes it comfortable to wear on the wrist. Another feature of the PAM 615 is its remarkable resistance to pressures up to 30 bar. At depth, the illuminated dial becomes dimmer. Raised fluorescent markers divide the minimalist black dial, ensuring excellent readability. The matt black ceramic bezel disc bears a luminous marker at the zero point, which is also framed in titanium. In the dark, this marker and the minute hand are highlighted in fluorescent blue. Also blue is the OP logo on the black water-resistant rubber strap.
Both chronograph buttons are located on the left side, opposite the crown protector. Pressing the upper button operates classic stopwatch functions. Pressing the button at the 8 o'clock position immediately resets and reboots the stopwatch - this is 'Flyback'. A unique feature of the PAM 615 is the separate dial at 3 o'clock, on which the chronograph counts the hours. The blue second hand and rhodium-coated minute hand are centrally located and easy to read. A small second hand at the 9 o'clock position completes the display. All functions are driven by the P.9100, which has a Glucydur balance vibrating at 4 Hz, two barrels, and Incabloc anti-shock. When the movement has been fully charged by being worn on the wrist, the watch has sufficient power reserve for three days.