Aside from the amazing new novelties Panerai has introduced this year at SIHH 2014, from the new Radiomir 1940’s Chronograph, Radiomir Pocket watch, GALILEO GALILEI’S PENDULUM CLOCK, and other new refernce #’s, this year also seems to be the year of the left-handed watch for Panerai.
Those of you who frequent this blog may remember that I wrote about the first novelty released at SIHH was the PAM00557 which you can read here. In addition to the PAM00557, there is the new PAM00579 or 47mm 1950 Titanium Chrono Monopulsante Left-Handed 8 Days.
Considering it’s a monopusher two registered chronograph, this watch is very clean and simple in it’s execution. The 47 mm 1950 brushed titanium case is very light and durable and very resistant to corrosion and is hypo-allergenic while the tobacco brown sandwich dial gives it a very vintage look. The single chronograph push button is located at the two o’clock position on the case, while the minutes counter of the chronograph is located next to the Arabic numeral 9 and the seconds counter of the chronograph is located next to the Arabic Numeral 3.
The P.2004/9 8 Day movement with power reserve indicator powers the functions of this watch and is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The brushed titanium device protecting the crown is located on the 9’oclock side of the case making this a left-handed watch and the bezel is polished titanium giving it that subtle hint of elegance.
For those looking for something historic, innovative and limited in a 47 mm 1950 case this is the watch for you because there are only 300 units produced for the world.
Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio, PAM579
MOVEMENT Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai P.2004/9 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8.2 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, 3 barrels. Column wheel. 329 components.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset, single-button chronograph with two counters.
CASE Diameter 47 mm, brushed titanium. Brushed titanium button for the chronograph function at 2 o’clock.
BEZEL Polished titanium.
BACK See-through sapphire crystal.
DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN (protected as a trademark) Brushed titanium.
DIAL Brown with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Minute counter at 9 o’clock. Seconds at 3 o’clock, central chronograph hand.
CRYSTAL Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
STRAP PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap, a tool for changing the strap and a steel screwdriver.
Limited to 300 units for the world