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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A rare edition: PAM 00422 Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days - 47mm

The PAM 00422 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days - 47mm was displayed for the first time at the exhibition “O’Clock - time design, design time” at Milan Triennale, from 11th October 2011 – 8th January 2012.

This rare timepiece is based upon an historic model and is characterised by the transformation, (which occurred in the early 1940s), of the Radiomir’s cushion case to that of the Luminor.

In the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days - 47mm it’s further enhanced by an imposing 47mm steel Luminor 1950 case  with the iconic brushed steel lever device protecting the winding crown.

The familiar black dial is typical of the Panerai style, with small seconds at nine o’clock and the succession of large numbers and indexes.

The dial also features a layer of Super-LumiNova® enclosed between two plates, which shines forth from the punched holes that correspond exactly with the indexes and numbers, affording superb clarity and depth to the dial.

The engravings “Luminor Marina” and “Panerai”, which are rendered in period font, add a satisfyingly authentic touch.

The watch runs on the in-house hand-wound Panerai calibre P.3001. The movement is visible through the case back and has two barrels providing a 3-day power reserve which the wearer can view at a glance on the main bridge.

The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days - 47mm is a limited edition of just 2,000 pieces. It comes on a quality leather strap with the classic Panerai brushed-steel buckle.


Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.3001 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16½ lignes, 6.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/ hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 207 components

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset

Case: Diameter 47 mm, polished steel

Bezel: Polished steel

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