PAM 00396 : LUMINOR 1950 TOURBILLON GMT CERAMICA – 48MM
Jan 16, 2012,04:25 AM
A great speciality of haute horlogerie, the tourbillon regulator has been reinterpreted in a sophisticated and innovative manner in the new Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica. The Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica is a watch of great character, offering not only the complex, sophisticated tourbillon regulator mechanism patented by Officine Panerai – with a balance which rotates on its own axis in a period of 30 seconds, thus correcting any possible errors due to the force of gravity – but also the indication of a second time zone and the visual display of the power reserve of six days, achieved by three spring barrels connected in series.
The material of which the Luminor 1950 case (48mm in diameter) has been made also expresses the technical mastery of the Officine Panerai manufacture: it is a synthetic ceramic based on zirconium powder which, by means of a complex series of working and finishing processes, acquires a particularly uniform and even matt black appearance, as well as ensuring excellent performance in terms of hardness, resistance to scratches, corrosive agents and high temperatures. The black dial has a simple graphic appearance reduced to essentials and is of the classic sandwich structure created in the 1930s by Officine Panerai to achieve the maximum legibility even in conditions of very low light. The small dial at 3 o’clock provides am/pm indication over 24 hours. The small seconds dial, at 9 o’clock, also contains an original indicator, consisting of a series of dot markers, which is connected to the tourbillon and therefore moves at twice the speed of the seconds hand, completing one revolution in 30 seconds.The 12-sided back with 12 sides in titanium (coated with PVD) has a sapphire crystal window in the centre which enables the P.2005 manufacture movement to be seen. Here Officine Panerai is presenting it for the first time in the P.2005/B version, which has undergone a blackening treatment to create an aesthetic continuity with the matt black of the case. The sapphire crystal also enables the remaining power reserve to be seen, thanks to a golden indicator within an arc-shaped dial.The Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramica (PAM00396) is supplied with strap of natural untreated leather, closed by an adjustable steel buckle, coated in PVD.Movement: Hand-wound mechanical with skeletonized bridges, Panerai P.2005/B calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 16¼ lignes, 9.1mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 6 days, three barrels. 239 components.Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, second time zone, 24h indicator, power reserve indicator on the back, tourbillon.Case: Diameter 48 mm, black ceramic.Bezel: Black ceramic.Back: See-through sapphire crystal.Dial: Black, with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. 24h indicator at 3 o’clock, seconds and tourbillon indicator at 9 o’clock. Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.Water- resistance: 10 bar (100 metres).Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and adjustable steel buckle with special hard black coating. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver. Reference: PAM00396
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I second you opinion Anthony
By: aldossari_faisal : January 17th, 2012-14:42
but are they serious 100 watch only?... thats even smaller than to describe it as a small number... Faisal
By: edwardwchang : January 16th, 2012-09:15
that 30m water resistance better be a mistake....
my guess is, the crown ...
By: P@trick@Belgium : January 17th, 2012-10:11
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What i think first
By: sub : January 17th, 2012-12:27
about a Panerai is that it's a dive watch "from the depths of the sea" .... not from the beach
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Thank You Kong.I like the 448 BUT
By: dreamer8 : January 18th, 2012-01:49
it is an LE of 500. I had my name on a list with a Boutique since 7/911 when 390 was confirmed and I am still waiting for the call.The 390 Is LE of 2000. Cheers,dreamer
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By: brett_nyc : January 16th, 2012-12:14
This one is my favorite of the show. 373 is way out of reach and the 2012 SE with this dial will be next to impossible to get. I do hope they leave off the pig though on this one though. Overall it's interesting to see Panerai build out their vintage re-e...
By: edwardwchang : January 16th, 2012-09:19
looks like PAM390 is still king for those of us with slender Elven wrists
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BluNotte...this has to be on your list!
By: ocwatching : January 17th, 2012-13:32
unless you got the 373? I love the 449 and 448. I just need to clarify if this is Boutique only. Hope you are well Stephen!
Of course it is!
By: BluNotte : January 17th, 2012-16:52
Do you know how long i'v been waiting for a 2533 hommage Phil? Since day one with Panerai! I didnt get the 373, would not cause it is not authentic ( As much as i love Platinum, but not for a Panerai, and the brown dial, ewww). Now , this with the blued h...
By: aldossari_faisal : January 17th, 2012-14:53
Cant get any better than this DNA... the Queens of the show .in here. Faisal
By: BluNotte : January 17th, 2012-16:53
What more could we all want? I 'd say a huge applause specifically only for the 449! Stephen
By: aldossari_faisal : January 21st, 2012-00:28
so the authenticity is an issue which is worse than i expected.... Best Faisal
I don't see it as a problem
By: donwest : January 21st, 2012-20:17
I've worked on many vintage Panerai and have a long list of details that allow me to say "authentic" is not a problem to determine. The miracle workers will never replicate the most intricate details or materials. So we can move forward with confidence wh...
here is photo of pre prototype
By: patrickh : January 21st, 2012-23:04
but this watch will not be the final version. Just for information. Here is a wristshot of the model which is on all official documents LE book, web site ... My favorite this year. PANERAI, please do not change it until launch. Patrickh...
By: Tony A.H : January 18th, 2012-05:47
THANK YOU for sharing. i'm Glad that i'm Not so Crazy about the New Release !! that's Equal to NOT Buying New Watches this Year.. the only 2 i like is the 339 which is way beyond my Means. and the other one is the 449 . sorry for being a bit Negative. Che...