PANERAI Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Acciao

The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT is a vintage-inspired timepiece which takes its aesthetic cues from the original Panerai Luminor model released in 1950.  The original Panerai Luminor was used by the Italian Navy, and the new Panerai 1950 3 Days pays homage to its predecessor by preserving its tradition of excellence. The Panerai Luminor models are characterized by the crown-protecting bridge which has become a tell-tale signature of the Panerai look.  The watch is composed of a brushed stainless steel case and is affixed to a luxurious brown alligator leather strap.  The black dial is easily legible and looks very sharp against the timepiece’s polished stainless steel bezel.

Original Panerai Luminor prototype

The new and improved Panerai Luminor 3 Days GMT features the Panerai P.9001 self-winding automatic in-house movement and has a 3 day power reserve, as the name suggests. The watch’s movement is visible through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back. The back of the movement displays a power reserve indicator to allow the user to check on the reserve levels of the movement.

Back case of PAM00320

The Panerai Luminor PAM00320 tips its hat in homage to the original series, yet boasts a series of innovations to incorporate modern technology with a classic design. Some new features include the GMT 2nd time zone feature, date feature, and an additional rubber strap and tools that allow the user to switch the strap with ease.  This Panerai is water resistant up to 300m (1000ft) and has luminescent hands and hour markers for easy reading. The Panerai PAM00320 is limited edition with only 1,200 units ever manufactured, making it a highly sought after timepiece for the collector and enthusiast alike.

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