The P.4000 caliber runs in a contemporary 4Hz and still offers 3 days of power reserve — impressive specs out of a motion that is only 3.95mm thick. It includes 203 components and 31 jewels, but the majority of these are concealed by the large plate that covers so much of this movement. The balance wheel and escapement are held firmly by their bridge and penis, and the micro-rotor has the Officine Panerai Watches Canada Replica text and logo on it — but this is about all the eye-candy you are going to get in the P.4000. The red gold version has a golden micro-rotor and text — as it ought to, considering the hefty price premium.Accuracy has been great, just a couple of seconds too fast and the micro-rotor did an okay job at keeping the motion wound. But if you wear the watch only a couple of hours per day, earlier or later, it will run out of juice and you’re better off rewinding it via the crown every day. This is easy to accomplish, since the crown is not a screw-down type, you can end it at any given moment.One aspect of the micro-rotor — and this is something that has applied to each micro-rotor watch I have managed to date, regardless of price or manufacturer point — would be the noticeable sound it makes. To Panerai’s credit, it must be said I have discovered much louder full-rotor automatics, so the P.4000 really isn’t that loud, but it’s audible in a quieter room or in a silent car stopped at a set of lights. The ticking of the motion may also be heard in case a hearing is really great — but then again, the PAM674 is far from being the loudest mechanical luxury view I have heard. It’s on the more audible side; though it’s the case that unnecessary and repeating noises do make me angry very quickly (confession time).
With the new Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 722 and PAM 723, Panerai returns to the design of its very first steel bracelet that debuted in 1999, featuring links that trace the semicircular form of the Luminor crown bridge.
Like the watch case the new bracelet is made of 316L stainless steel, the most common steel alloy in watchmaking. While the design evokes the first generation bracelet, it’s been significantly simplified (eliminating the screws on the back required to hold the links together), while becoming slimmer to fit the thinner watch case. Each link of the new bracelet is made up of three pieces, held together by a single lateral screw.
While the restyled bracelet is being introduced on the two new models – PAM 722 and PAM 723 – it is available separately and will fit any Luminor 1950 watch equipped with the P.9010 movement.
The Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic (PAM00722) is the smaller of the pair, with a 42mm steel case. The dial adopts the colours recently favoured by Panerai Watches For Sale Uk Replica – namely faux vintage, ecru-tone Super-Luminova on the dial and hands with a pale blue accent in the form of the sub-seconds hand.
Inside is the P.9010, the second generation of Panerai’s basic in-house automatic that was unveiled last year. It’s a thin movement 6mm high, with a three-day power reserve and an independently adjustable hour hand for easy setting when travelling.
And the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic (PAM00723) is the 44mm model, otherwise identical save for the case size. It’s equipped with the same P.9010 movement.
Price and availability
The smaller Luminor Marina 1950 (PAM 722) is priced at €7900 or S$11,600, while the 44mm Luminor Marina 1950 (PAM 723) is €8000 or S$11,750. Both are available at Panerai boutiques and retailers.