Luminor 1950 ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica - 44mm

PAM00725

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Technical Details

Movement Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 302 components.

Functions Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Flyback Chronograph, Seconds reset

Case Diameter 44mm, black Ceramic

Bezel Black ceramic

Back Screw, titanium with DLC coating

Device protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) Black Ceramic

Dial Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Chronograph counter at 3 o'clock and small seconds at 9 o'clock, central chronograph seconds and minute hands.

Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

Strap Calf Ponte Vecchio, Black, Red, 24/22 MM Standard

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

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

In Depth

LUMINOR 1950 ORACLE TEAM USA 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC CERAMICA – 44mm OFFICIAL WATCH OF ORACLE TEAM USA The Panerai Laboratorio di Idee is a modern establishment which integrates Swiss technical watchmaking expertise with Italian design, and beyond the world of high quality watchmaking, it also finds the most innovative solutions available to make watches of ever higher quality to appeal to its enthusiasts. The technical characteristics of the Luminor 1950 ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic, one of the three Official Watches created by Panerai for ORACLE TEAM USA on the occasion of the 2017 America’s Cup, are examples of this excellence, paying tribute to the legend of a team of professionals who have contributed so much to the history of sailing. Made from a special synthetic ceramic obtained from zirconium oxide, the case of the Luminor 1950 (44mm in diameter) is light and strong, with a uniform matt black appearance and the look of a sports watch. Also made of this ceramic is the bridge lever device which protects the winding crown from accidental shocks while exercising a light pressure on it, thus helping to increase the degree of the watch’s water-resistance to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres). The titanium back is screwed in place and it carries the logo ORACLE TEAM USA, the inscription 35TH AMERICA’S CUP and a drawing of the legendary trimaran of the defending team in relief. The new Luminor 1950 ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic (PAM00725) is a Special Edition of only 200 units. It is supplied with a black strap of natural untreated leather, personalised to express the spirit of the America’s Cup: as well as having the logo of the competition heat-embossed on both sides, it is finished with double sewing in contrasting blue and red threads.

Maintenance

Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.

WATER-RESISTANCE 

Have watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and renovate it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. The restoration of water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals in order to ensure the maximum water resistance and protection. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the underwater activities begin.  

THE MOVEMENT

Have the movement of watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre in order to preserve its perfect operation. If the watch has a tendency to gain or lose time to a significant degree, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts. 

 

CLEANING THE EXTERIOR

To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with fresh water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. 

THE STRAP

 Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with fresh water. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use leather coming from endangered species taken from the wild.

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