A Tribute To Classics Tasting Panerai Luminor 1950 Series Watch

Panerai, founded in 1860, is famous for its precision machinery and excellent quality. Today Panerai occupies a very important part of the high-end watch and watch market in sports and leisure with its highly recognizable design and high brand recognition. Italian design style and Swiss expertise make every watch of Panerai a distinctive brand style and excellent quality. This PAM00682, which was unveiled at the SIHH Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Salon in 2017, attracted attention at the exhibition as soon as it was unveiled, following the usual style of the Panerai LUMINOR series: a large dial surrounded by a bezel, and integrated lugs , Bridge protection. In addition to these elements, what features of this PAM00682 watch are worthy of attention? Take a look.

Masculine sporty style

PAM00682 real shot

   Compared to Panerai’s conventional case diameters of 44 mm, 47 mm and even 49 mm, PAM00682 has a case diameter of only 42 mm, making many watch friends who suffer from their slender wrists unable to control Panerai reignite Panerai. Favorite. For most men, the 42mm case diameter is a great size for everyday wear. In this way, Panerai will not only wear it with ‘short sleeves’, ‘summer’. The small seconds at 9 o’clock uses blue hands, which stand out from the black dial, and the date display window at 3 o’clock.

9 o’clock small seconds dial blue hand

   The LUMINOR series has been more fully developed after the end of World War II. The new LUMINOR series is unique because of its crown bridge, linear lugs have been strengthened, and the case is integrated with the case. The case continues the Radiomir 1940 pillow-shaped case and the flat, wide watch frame. The models that carry this case today are called the Luminor 1950 series.

   In terms of waterproof performance, PAM00682 uses a special lever device that can make the crown close to the case, which can greatly reduce the chance of water vapor penetrating into the case. This technology has been registered as a patent design long ago. At the same time, the PAM00682’s strap uses a rubber material strap, which is easier to take care of in daily wear, and is especially suitable for people who often work and live in moisture and waterside environments.

   The brushed stainless steel case, the pitted bezel, and the round rivet-like design on the bezel all reveal to people the rough style of Panerai and the excellent texture provided by fine grinding.

   Panerai’s unique crown and bridge design not only enhances the aesthetics of the design, but also improves its water resistance, making the LUMINOR 1950 series watches more durable. This design has also become a signature feature of the Panerai brand.

   The scandium material used in the Panerai Luminor series can emit light by itself, replacing the original radium paint, which is also the origin of the name of the Luminor series. This rubidium (hydrogen isotope) -based compound was registered for a patent on January 11, 1949, and its registered trademark is ‘Luminor’. This design greatly enhances the practicality and safety in daily life. Even in cases where professional performance is required, Panerai’s performance is still outstanding, so it has been ordered in batches by the military.

   This PAM00682 movement uses the self-winding cal. 9010 developed by Panerai. The 9010 has a power reserve of 72 hours and a long power reserve function, which provides convenience for daily use. More importantly, the new movement has a reduced thickness, which makes the watch thinner and easier to wear than the original 9000 movement.

Summary: After a long and perfect evolution, the Panerai LUMINOR 1950 series follows the classics and legends of the Luminor series, which is the result of the opposition that Panerai abandoned and persisted in the development process. Panerai has also become one of the watch brands that many fans are chasing and collecting because of its exquisite craftsmanship and distinctive style. This PAM00682 has both Panerai’s excellent pedigree and innovative design, which is worth entering.