Luminar Marina Officine Panerai


The new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic
– 44 mm has all the essential characteristics of a
model produced almost 20 years ago by Officine
Panerai, with the same levels of sturdiness,
reliability and waterproofness, with the addition
of two elements that give this watch new value:
P.9000 in-house calibre and a new dial.
The dial, protected by anti-reflective 2.6 mm thick
sapphire crystal, has a black base and classic
sandwich structure to guarantee exceptional
visibility whatever the conditions. Instead of
the classic stick hour markers, eight tiny Arabic
numerals have been cut out of the plate, while the
classic large Arabic numerals feature at 12, 6 and
9 o’clock. The luminescent substance that covers
the hour and minute hands, small seconds hand,
date and writing, has the same ecru colour of the
Panerai military models from the Forties, which was
the result of natural ageing of the phosphorescent
paste used at that time.

The novelty from a technical point of view for the
Luminor 1950 Marina 3 Days Automatic – 44 mm
lies in the movement. No longer the OP III calibre
but the P.9000, another automatic movement that
is however entirely designed and produced in-
house by Officine Panerai. With a diameter of 13
¾ lignes and 28 rubies, the P.9000 calibre has 197
components and two spring barrels that guarantee
a power reserve of 72 hours.

The case on the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days
Automatic measures 44 mm in diameter and
is in polished stainless steel, highlighting the
contrasting brushed crown-protecting bridge.
Waterproof to 30 bar (about 300 metres), this new
model has the strap attached to the lugs with an
exclusive patented method that allows for easy
rapid replacement and a sapphire crystal back
plate that allows the movement to be seen.
With reference PAM00359, the Luminor 1950 Marina
3 Days Automatic – 44 mm comes on a leather strap
with Panerai logo buckle in brushed steel, a spare
strap and two tiny tools for replacing it.