This model has gained the fame of a watch in high demand even since it was first released at SIHH, in 2011. And this popularity is most likely due to this marvelous blend of a minimalist design and the P.3000 in-house movement. This is a hand-wound mechanical movement that works with 21 jewels and due to the two mainspring barrels that are connected in series, it offers 72 hours power reserve. When you pull the crown into first position, it will let you advance only the hours. The second crown position allows you to adjust both the hour and minute hands. For those who are constantly traveling, this is a practical feature in order to keep track of two time zones. A sapphire case back reveals he mechanism.
The 47mm brushed with polished steel case in itself is by now iconic and communicates in a simple way the passion of the manufacturer for finding the perfect form, but also for being consistent and preserving its rich history. The bezel and the device protecting the crown are also in brushed steel, surrounding the black dial, an elegant background for the ecru filled engraved Arabic numerals and hour markers. The hour and minute hands are done in gold and all the elements of the dial are luminescent in order to assure legibility by night. The key characteristic of this piece is also its strength, as the simplicity of the dial makes it perfect to wear in any occasion and it is addressed to a wide range of people and professions. It’s convenient, it fits the main purpose of accurate time delivery and this austere look has the vintage charm that everybody seem to love.
With slimmer lugs than other Luminor models and a cushion-shape sort of profile, this model is similar to the Radiomir ones. And on the wrist you will find it light, not bulky (despite the size), sitting closer and secure. The Calf Assolutamente strap with beige stitches and a tang buckle embrace the wrist and also compliments the case making it even more appealing. You can change the strap with a reddish brown leather one. You even get a screwdriver to change the straps yourself.
The strap attachments are made from the same block of steel as the case, making increasing its water resistance up to 100 meters.
The dial is protected with a 3mm thick Plexiglas crystal, a perfect choice over the usual sapphire crystal, a choice that only enhances the appeal of this superbly crafted watch through the way that is refracts the light and offers a warm feeling, a vintage flavor, not so common anymore. The company’s heritage is beautifully visible in this piece and the simple geometry is the stylistic expression of the design team that has created such a unique case. The thrill of the Paneristi and the object of desire for lots of watch enthusiasts, this watch access the core values of Panerai.