Panerai is making a new version of the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio with a bracelet that features the design of the company’s signature “lever bridge” (crown protector) as part of the links.
The first bracelet offered by Panerai, in 1999, had the same design. According to Panerai, the bracelet is, “strong and robust but much lighter than those previously developed by Panerai, the new bracelet is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, the same as the Luminor 1950 case.”
The case features a brushed finish with a polished bezel that contrasts the matte surfaces. A case that Panerai calls slim and light thanks to the svelte dimensions of caliber P.9010, which is just 6 mm thick.
A sapphire caseback offers a view of the movement which boasts a three-day power reserve, wound by a bidirectional oscillating weight. The automatic movement is fitted with a device for stopping the balance wheel when setting the watch and the system for rapidly adjusting the hour hand, which can be moved forwards or backward without interfering with the running of the seconds hand.
There are two versions of the new Luminor Marina 1950, both are black with Panerai’s sandwich structure, a blue hand at 9 o’clock that indicates small seconds, and large luminous beige hour indexes, with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 for the 42 mm version (Ref. PAM00722), and at 12, 6, and 9 for the 44 mm version (Ref. PAM00723).
The bracelet of the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic can be replaced with another strap using system Panerai’s patented quick change system which uses a little push-button under each lug, operated by a special tool which is included. It is worth noting that the steel bracelet is also available separately and it is compatible with other Luminor 1950 variants that have the P.9010 movement.
The retail price is $8,100 for the 42 mm model and $8,200 for the 44 mm version.
Learn more at Panerai.