Italy is a beautiful and magical country, the magnificent Colosseum, the romantic water city of Venice, charming Florence, the majestic Santa Maria church, and the tender Sicilian islands … Every inch of land seems to be endowed with soul. I personally have a special feeling for this country that blends the history and culture of ancient Rome with today’s fashion and romance, so I have a special liking for Panerai, a watch brand that originated in Italy.
Panerai was born in Florence in 1860. It is famous for its precision machinery and excellent quality. It was the first to produce precision instruments and watches for the Royal Italian Navy. Design inspiration. To date, Panerai Watches is a watch brand that combines Italian design style, Swiss watchmaking technology and infinite passion for the ocean. Today we are going to taste a Panerai Luminor 1950 series watch, the official model: PAM 00524.
Functional illustration of Panerai Luminor 1950 watch
Everyone knows that Panerai’s two families are Radiomir and Luminor. The birth of the watch dates back to the eve of World War II. At that time, Panerai launched the first Radiomir watch. This watch was used by the frogman unit of the Royal Italian Navy’s First Diving Unit Command. Many features of this watch are retained. Two years later Panerai improved and prototyped this prototype watch. The new watch has a double-layer dial, which is similar to the dial introduced today. Later watchmakers discovered that Luminor could emit light by themselves, so they replaced the original radium paint with it. Luminor series watches were born. After the end of World War II, Panerai continued its technology that was carried out at the beginning of the war. Research, perfecting the research and development of Luminor. The new Luminor watch is unique because of its crown bridge, the linear lugs have also been improved, and the case is cast in one piece with the case. The case continues the classic pillow-shaped case of Panerai. From this Luminor 1950 The series is born.
This Panerai Luminor 1950 series watch is equipped with a flyback chronograph function and an automatic movement with a power reserve of up to three days. The movement used in the watch was independently developed and produced by Panerai. This is also the first finished watch made with P.9100 movement, so this watch has extraordinary significance. The watch has a diameter of 44 mm. This size is more suitable for men who prefer large dials. The case is made of AISI 316L frosted stainless steel. The surface is made of brushed metal, which has a very high texture. .
The Panerai Luminor 1950 series crown protection bridge is unique to this series, this design also evolved step by step in the history of development. The crown, like the case, is also made of stainless steel. The crown guard bridge tightly wraps the crown to provide better protection. The strap is made of high-grade black leather, and the sides are decorated with pressure lines. The fine texture of the leather enhances the quality of the watch, which is enough to prove the rigor and refinement of Panerai’s selection of watch materials.
Each of Panerai’s watches continues the vintage taste of the early days of watchmaking, not only using the classic pillow case, but also every detail tells us the glorious history of Panerai. The watch’s mirror is perfectly curved, and the surface is coated with anti-glare. We all know that sapphire crystal glass is very difficult to process, but Panerai has faced it. The watchmaker made it into a beautiful arc. It not only tests the skill of watchmaking, but also demonstrates the brand’s innovative spirit.
The dial structure adopts the design of Panerai in the late 1930s. It is composed of two overlapping sheets. The upper sheet is hollowed out at the position corresponding to the time scale. This makes the bottom scale with a luminous coating better. The light emanates, and time can be read clearly even in extremely weak light. The design of the watch’s chronograph hands is also unique. The seconds hand is distinguished by dazzling blue, which complements the design style of the black dial. A date display window is provided at 3 o’clock, and a small seconds dial is provided at 9 o’clock.
The crown design of the Panerai watch is unique. The crown protection device is composed of a semi-circular bridge and a mobile protection lever. When the protection lever is in the closed position, it presses the crown to form a good seal. Prevent water from flowing into the movement. Compared with Luminor, Luminor 1950 also uses a unique crown guard, but the production of Luminor 1950 is more detailed. The brushed design of the steel surface is engraved with a logo that symbolizes the quality of the watch.
The biggest feature of the Luminor 1950 series is that the case is extremely rich in layers and has a strong texture. If you look closely, you can see that the edges and corners where the lugs and the case are connected are beautiful and unique. You must know that for a watch, it is very difficult to polish this shape, but Panerai has done it. At the same time, the watch’s lugs are also made of stainless steel, and the surface is brushed with metal, which is quite textured. It is integrally cast with the case, which is more durable.
Panerai’s control of the details is very rigorous. The strap is made of high-quality black leather and the light yellow pressure lines are used on both sides, which not only creates a strong contrast in hue, but also adds a strong retro color to the watch. . The buckle is a matte stainless steel pin buckle with a unique design and is engraved with the Panerai classic LOGO as a decoration.
From this perspective, we can clearly feel the beauty of Luminor 1950’s design. A beautifully curved line runs through one-third of the case. The edges and corners are very polished. This is the difference between Luminor 1950 and other series. There are two timing function buttons at 8 o’clock and 10 o’clock. The flyback function is controlled by the button at 8 o’clock, which can instantly return the chronograph hand to the zero position and restart the operation immediately.
The back of the case is equipped with a 12-sided case back. Through the central sapphire crystal window, you can enjoy the homemade P.9100 movement. P.9100 is the first self-winding movement developed by Panerai with a chronograph function. It is completely developed by Panerai’s watchmaking factory in Neuchâtel. Its material and process standards meet the technical and quality And reliability. The movement is 31 mm in diameter and 8.15 mm thick and contains 37 gems and 302 components. The two barrels connected in parallel can provide a power reserve of 72 hours, which is equivalent to three days. The bi-directional rotating rotor is automatically wound. The balance wheel, which vibrates 28,800 times per hour, is supported by a single piece bridge plate with anti-vibration device. Four square-head screws are installed on the outer edge of the balance wheel. The speed is adjusted. This movement design highlights the Italian decoration style, which is simple but not simple.
Summary: Panerai Luminor 1950 series 3-day power reserve flyback chronograph watch has distinctive brand design elements, continues the design inspiration of the sea, and uses the P.9100 movement independently developed by Panerai for the first time. Another outstanding work. The watch combines Italian design style and Swiss expertise to interpret Panerai’s distinctive brand characteristics.
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