Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio - 47mm



Technical Details

Unique edition of 1000 units

Movement Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2002/9 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8.2 mm thick, 23 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Kif-Parechoc® anti-shock device. 8 days power reserve, three barrels, seconds reset device. 245 components.

Functions Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Power Reserve Indicator on the back, Seconds Reset

Case Diameter 47 mm, Brushed Titanium

Bezel Polished Titanium

Back See - through sapphire crystal

Device protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) Brushed Titanium

Dial Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 3 o’clock

Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

IN THE HISTORY OF OFFICINE PANERAI, WATCHES FOR LEFT-HANDERS MADE THEIR DEBUT IN THE EARLY 1940S when the first models were produced for Navy commandos with winding crown and crown-protecting bridge on the left. Today these watches are very rare and highly sought after by collectors. One possible historical reason for the existence of these watches lies in the equipment of the commandos, which included not only watches but also wrist compasses and depth gauges, both of which could be worn on the left in place of a watch. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days by Officine Panerai provides greater functionality and comfort to all those who prefer to wear the watch on their right wrist. The Luminor 1950 case in Officine Panerai's classic 47mm size is made of brushed titanium with polished bezel and sapphire crystal case-back, making it possible to observe the P.2002/9 in-house movement and read the power reserve. The brown sandwich dial together with the small seconds at 3 o'clock balances out the appearance of the watch, which is characterised by the crown-protecting bridge placed on the left. The sandwich structure of the dial is born of the historic need to maximise readability. The hour and minute hands, like the small seconds hand, are coated with Super-LumiNova®. The wording “Luminor Panerai” appears on the dial, along with the engraving ""8 DAYS"" indicating the long power reserve of this movement of historic origin. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio - 47 mm by Officine Panerai has a P.2002/9 calibre designed and produced entirely at the Officine Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The manual-wound calibre has three barrels, which provide a power reserve of eight days, visible on the back of the movement, and a reset function which resets the second hand enabling the watch to be perfectly synchronised with a reference time signal. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio - 47 mm by Officine Panerai is water-resistant to 10 bar (~ 100 metres).



Light, strong and hypoallergenic, the remarkable physical, mechanical and corrosion-resistant qualities of titanium have made this metal one of the most valued in fine watchmaking, as well as a material of choice for the military, aeronautical and aerospace industries. From the engineering viewpoint, its lightness makes it an exceptional material: titanium has the same strength as steel but is 40% lighter.

Titanium is impervious to corrosion by salt water or the marine environment and it has exceptional resistance to a wide range of acids, alkalis, natural waters and industrial chemical products. Although in nature it is the ninth most abundant element, and, after aluminium and iron, the third most common metal used in mechanical applications, titanium is found only in the form of oxides, hence the difficulty of refining the raw material and its consequent prestige.

Officine Panerai uses two different types of titanium for various kinds of components: Grade 2 and Grade 5.

Grade 2: titanium with a high oxygen content and greater strength than Grade 1. It is widely used and offers the best compromise between strength, corrosion resistance, weldability and moldability.

Grade 5 (Ti 6Al-4V): this alloy can be polished and not just cleaned. It has very high tensile strength but relatively low ductility.

The working of titanium is a very delicate operation due to the material’s sensitivity to oxidization. If oxidization occurs, the manufacturing process must be restarted.