Power Reserve, Luminescent Hand, Luminescent Numeral
IN THE HISTORY OF OFFICINE PANERAI, WATCHES FOR LEFT-HANDERS MADE THEIR DEBUT IN THE EARLY 1940S when the first models were produced for Navy commandos with winding crown and crown-protecting bridge on the left. Today these watches are very rare and highly sought after by collectors. One possible historical reason for the existence of these watches lies in the equipment of the commandos, which included not only watches but also wrist compasses and depth gauges, both of which could be worn on the left in place of a watch. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days by Officine Panerai provides greater functionality and comfort to all those who prefer to wear the watch on their right wrist. The Luminor 1950 case in Officine Panerai's classic 47mm size is made of brushed titanium with polished bezel and sapphire crystal case-back, making it possible to observe the P.2002/9 in-house movement and read the power reserve.
The brown sandwich dial together with the small seconds at 3 o'clock balances out the appearance of the watch, which is characterized by the crown-protecting bridge placed on the left. The sandwich structure of the dial is born of the historic need to maximise readability. The hour and minute hands, like the small seconds hand, are coated with Super-LumiNova. The wording “Luminor Panerai” appears on the dial, along with the engraving ""8 DAYS"" indicating the long power reserve of this movement of historic origin. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio - 47 mm by Officine Panerai has a P.2002/9 calibre designed and produced entirely at the Officine Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The manual-wound calibre has three barrels, which provide a power reserve of eight days, visible on the back of the movement, and a reset function which resets the second hand enabling the watch to be perfectly synchronised with a reference time signal. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 8 Days Titanio - 47 mm by Officine Panerai is water-resistant to 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Also known as: Officine Panerai PAM00368, Panerai PAM00368, Panerai PAM 00368, Panerai PAM368, Panerai PAM0 368