Monday, July 20, 2009

Panerai PAM 0312

Yet another watch I have in my line of sight, the Panerai PAM 0312, the Luminor 1950 Marina 3 Days Automatic. This watch will carry the Panerai P. 9000 calibre. Why is this important? Well the P. 9000 calibre is positioned below the P. 2000 series calibre. The P. 2000 series calibre is positioned at the top of the Panerai pyramid of movement. The P. 9000 will however be a 'series' production movement. This is to say that this movement will be 'mass' produced as compared to the P. 2000 series calibre and perhaps form the basic movement for Panerai manifattura (manufacture) line.

Additionally, the Luminor 1950 is a closer reissue of the original Luminor Marina issued to the Italian Navy in 1936.

Basic specification of the PAM 0312
Movement: P. 9000
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Case: diameter 44 mm, 316L brushed steel, see through sapphire crystal case back
Device protecting crown (Trademark, patented Italy 1956, US 1960)
Crystal: sapphire, 2.6 mm thick
Water-resistance: 30 ATM

P.9000 movement specifications:
Automatic, 13 3/4 lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, 28,800 alternations/hour, power reserve 3 days, 2 barrels, Incabloc anti-shock device, 195 components, robust free-spring balance and hacking seconds

Photographs: Panerai

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