Introducing the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days “Marina Militare” PAM673

The latest Panerai is one for traditionalists, sticking close to historical aesthetics, particularly the landmark ref. 6152/1 of the 1950s.

Panerai returns to its roots with the pleasingly traditional Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM00673, a limited edition of 1000 watches modelled on the ref. 6152/1, complete with retro-style gilded pencil hands.

It’s been a hyperactive year for Panerai, having introduced new models at SIHH 2016, followed by a half dozen more just a few months later, plus a quartet of blue dial Special Editions, and the whopper of a watch, the Radiomir 1940 minute repeater. Many of the new releases diversify away from Panerai’s usual style, but in a smart manner, as with the slim Luminor Due for example.

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The newest from Panerai, however, is eminently traditional. While it is more of the same, the classic Panerai aesthetic is timeless and compelling. The Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM673 ticks all the boxes for the vintage feel: a 47mm Luminor case in stainless steel, matte sandwich dial, engraved “Marine Militare”, and gold-plated pencil hands. In fact, the new PAM673 is essentially the Radiomir 1940 “Marina Militare” PAM587 with a crown locking mechanism.

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Inside is the hand-wound P.3000 movement, a calibre with three days’ power reserve that is found in most hand-wind 47mm Panerai watches. The P.3000 inside is the second generation variant, with separate bridges for the gear train, but functionally identical to the first generation.

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Price and availability 

Limited to 1000 pieces, the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM00673 is priced at US$10,200, €9900, or S$14,600. It is available from Panerai boutiques worldwide.

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