The case and Crown Guard of the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Composite 44mm was made of brown Panerai Composite material, the watch equipped with P.9000 automatic movement and shown the unique performance and style of Panerai.
Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Composite 44mm, PAM 386, brown Panerai Composite case, 44mm in diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, 300m waterproof, Panerai personalised leather strap and large Panerai Composite buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.
The Composite that was first used by Panerai in watch-making was an artificial ceramic, it was obtained through an electrochemical process of ceramization of the aluminium. This material was lighter than the ceramic, but harder than the steel and more durable. The surface looked like brushed, very different in appearance.
Simple brown dial used Sandwich structure, the layer in the middle was coated with Super-LumiNova, displaying luminous Arabic numbers and hour markers. The thickness and super readability at night fully reflected Panerai's classic style. The crystal antii-reflective sapphire. You could view the P.9000 automatic movement through the transparent case back. P.9000 was 13¾ lignes in diameter and 7.9mm thick, it was entirely manufactured by Panerai's Neuchâtel factory, which was located in Switzerland. The movement had date function, small seconds subdial was at 9 o'clock, the two barrels and bidirectional auto rotor supplied 3-day power reserve. Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Composite 44mm was water resistant to 30 bar(about 300 metres). The watch was fitted with a brown leather strap and a Panerai Composite buckle. Reference number was PAM 386, a member of CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION.
Features and Performance
Panerai Composite was harder and lighter than the ceramic(ZrO2), which was often used in making the case of the watch, the hardness of this material was even higher than Aluminum, steel, Titanium and other metals. These characteristics made Panerai Composite become the best material in watch-making industry, besides the assurance of perfect wearing comfort and beautiful appearance(can be synthesized for a variety of colors), the watch adopted this material was also resistant to shock, scratch and high temperature. Panerai Composite had high ductility, it could be made into various geometric shapes and withstood complex process.
This topic has been discussed in a previous post: http://hellopanerai.blogspot.com/2011/03/panerai-radiomir-composite-marina.html.