The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Ceramica

The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Ceramica

02 December 2014 | Panerai , Watch Reviews

Panerai has previewed what to expect at the upcoming SIHH 2015 by unveiling the new Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica 44mm, the latest addition to its offering of Flyback chronographs.

Panerai Luminor 3 days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica PAM 580 treThe Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica 44mm has the classic Luminor Marina outline, that features a small second counter at 9 along with a small date window at 3 (on those models that are equipped with an in-house movement) while it adopts for the very first time, on this model, a case made of ceramics, a material widely used by the brand as well as much appreciated by the brand’s enthusiasts.

Panerai Luminor 3 days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica PAM 580 dueThe ceramic case is the result of a long and delicate process based on a compound of zirconium and a binding powder, that is then blackened out, has to undergo a series of mechanical and thermal treatments and is finally sandblasted.

P9100_frontThe main advantages of a ceramic case are its lightness and a scratch resistance ensured by a hardness of 1200HV, 5 times greater than AISI316L, the stainless steel Panerai adopts for case making. The dial, as mentioned above, features no additional register as the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica 44mm boasts a central minutes hand along with the blue Flyback one, you may easily activate by pushing the round button placed at 8.

P9100_sideThe second push button, placed at 10, starts and stops the chrono. Manufactured caliber 9100 has a bunch of tech features that make it spot on: vertical clutch and column wheel mechanisms, two barrels for a total 72 hours of power reserve, packed in a 8,15mm thick movement. Last but not least it adopts a Glucydur balance spring and a KIF Parechoc antishock device. Pricing and additional information to be released during the SIHH 2015.

(Photo credit: courtesy of Officine Panerai)

Gaetano C. @Horbiter®

@Gaetano Cimmino

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