The watch magazine for pocketwatches, antique watches, vintage watches and modern watches

Officine Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso PAM00511

by Philip Kaspar
27 July, 2013
Join the discussion | Discuss this article

About the author

Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

PANERAI - LUMINOR MARINA 8 DAYS ORO ROSSO

If you’re familiar with the history of Panerai, then you will know that Officine Panerai used to supply the Italian Royal Navy in their operations during World War II.

With a case made of red gold or stainless steel that closely follows the design of the first Radiomirs made for the Italian Royal Navy and the sophisticated finish of the P.50000 manufacture movement.

Reverse

The calibre P.5000 features a variable inertia balance. This enables a watchmaker to adjust the watch by turning the small timing screws on the outside of the balance wheel. This kind of balance and method of adjusting is considered much better than a balance without inertia screws, because the balance spring is free, without so-called curb pins.

The curb pins are used to modify the active length of the balance spring (or hair spring) and this creates a bend in the fragile spring that cannot be changed.

The watch is powered by the P.5000 hand-wound mechanical calibre a hand-wound mechanical movement with 21 jewels, Glucydur balance, 21.600 alternations/hour, and anti-shock. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal window set in the back. It has been completely developed in the Officine Panerai manufacture at Neuch√Ętel.¬† A large plate with brushed finish and diamond-polished chamfering almost completely conceals the mechanism, while revealing the variable inertia balance. The long running power reserve of eight days is achieved with two spring barrels connected in a series.

PANERAI - LUMINOR MARINA 8 DAYS ORO ROSSO Side profile

The case is 44mm in diameter and is immediately recognisable by the bridge device with locking lever to protect the winding crown.

The Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso is part of Panerai’s Historic Collection. It comes on a strap of black leather in the case of the steel version, and brown alligator in the red gold version, with a buckle made of the same material as the case.

Philip Kaspar | Website

Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

Discuss: Officine Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso PAM00511

0 Comment You can be the first one to leave a message


Add your comment