Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio - 42mm

PAM01523

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Technical Details

Movement Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 6.0 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 200 components.

Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Case Diameter 42mm, AISI 316L polished steel

Bezel polished steel

Back See-through sapphire crystal

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

Dial White with Arabic numerals and luminous dots markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

Strap Calf Assolutamente, Dark brown, Beige, 22/20 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

The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio- 42mm (PAM01523) is available with the white dial it is fitted with the new P.9010 automatic calibre with a power reserve of three days. The Luminor Marina was the first great success in the history of the Panerai brand. In the 1990s, after decades of creations produced for the Italian Navy which were for many years covered by military secrecy, the Luminor with the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock was one of the models which helped to make the Panerai brand known throughout the world, with its watches becoming icons of contemporary high quality sports watchmaking. The dial design of these watches, with the hours marked by figures and dots and the date window at 3 o’clock, has an aesthetic detail which identifies all the models of this collection: the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock is an intense Panerai blue. The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio - 42mm (PAM01523) model is specially designed to work when used underwater: the case is made of a stainless steel alloy (AISI 316L) which excels at resisting corrosion, and the legendary Panerai water-resistance is guaranteed to 10 bar (about 100 metres). In this watch the strap is the Assolutamente strap is in brown leather and its contrasting beige stitching harmonises with the tone of the Super-LumiNova® which makes the time visible even in darkness.

Materials

Steel

AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel is Officine Panerai’s material par excellence since it is highly resistant to corrosion and is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin.

The Panerai watches created for the Italian Navy were made of austenitic stainless steel, a reliable material that was also resistant to the extreme environmental conditions in which the commandos operated. AISI 316L, a specification of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is an austenitic stainless steel alloy with a chromium content of 16–18%, 11–14% nickel and 2–3% molybdenum.

Officine Panerai uses the low-carbon variant of this alloy: the lower carbon content of the steel improves its welding qualities where the metal’s thickness is 6mm or less. The excellent technical qualities of this material make it an essential element of every new Officine Panerai collection.

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 your watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and restore it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. Restoring the watch’s water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals so as to ensure the maximum water-resistance and security. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the season of underwater activities begins.  

THE MOVEMENT 

Have the movement of your watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre so as to maintain its perfect operation. If the watch tends to gain or lose time significantly, 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 your Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after bathing in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with clean 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 to expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each bathe in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with clean water. The leather strap is made from leather which has not been chemically treated, which gives it a very natural, soft feel. As a result of its characteristics, the colour and form of the leather tend to change with the passage of time while maintaining all of its beauty. 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 skins coming from fragile or endangered species taken from the wild.  

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