Panerai Luminor 44mm Ceramic 10 Days Auto GMT PAM 335
The case on the new Luminor is made of zirconium oxide ceramic, a material very hard and resistant to corrosion and scratching. The case is formed using an isostatic pressure process that produces a single block ready for milling. It takes over 60 operations to complete a Luminor 1950 case, its production and finishing complexity due to its grooves, hollows and curved su**ces.
44mm in diameter and waterproof to 10 bar (about 100 metres), the case on the new Luminor is a faithful reproduction of the aesthetic canons of this historic model, including the crown-protecting lever bridge, this too in ceramic, which mainly serves to ensure that the winding and regulating crown stays watertight. The screw-down back plate is in titanium with a sapphire crystal window at its centre, blackened to match the main colour of the watch and in this way giving a burnished effect to the movement too.
The dial, protected by a 2mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal has the classic sandwich structure formed by two fine plates, one on top of the other. The great quantity of luminescent substance placed between the two plates ensures exceptional visibility even in scarce lighting conditions or total darkness for the hour markers and the 3 large Arabic numerals. The numbers indicating the date and all the hands are all highly luminescent, as are the second-time zone hand with its arrow point, the am/pm hand in the small seconds dial and the horizontal cursor that indicates the remaining power reserve.
The Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT Ceramica 44 mm is powered by a automatic mechanical P.2003 inhouse manufactured movement. With a diameter of 13 frac34; lignes and 25 rubies plus a structure that is one of its kind on today's watch panorama, it comprises 296 elements and accumulates, thanks to its three spring barrels, enough energy to guarantee a 10 days' autonomy. This means that the watch only needs winding three times a month.
With reference PAM00335 and produced in just 500 numbered units, the new Luminor comes on a black leather strap fastened with a large titanium buckle customised with the Officine Panerai logo. There is also a spare strap and a small tool for replacing it when necessary.
Specifications of Panerai Luminor 44mm Ceramic 10 Days Auto GMT PAM 335
Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.2003 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13frac34; lignes, 8.0 mm thick, 25 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 10 days with horizontal indicator, three barrels. 296 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, 24h indicator, linear power reserve indicator, seconds reset.
Case: Diameter 44 mm, black ceramic.
Bezel: black ceramic.
Back: See-through smoked sapphire crystal.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a Trademark) Black ceramic.
Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o'clock, seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o'clock, linear power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock.
Crystal: Sapphire, made from corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 metres).
Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and largesize titanium buckle with special hard black coating. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.