The new Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium is the latest version of the first anti-magnetic watch produced by Panerai, with a new movement, the P.9010 automatic calibre with a power reserve of three days, and modified design resulting from the reduction in the thickness of the case and the perfecting of some details of the dial.
In the Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium it is the construction which guarantees its extremely high resistance to magnetic fields: 40,000 A/m (ampère/metre), a figure more than eight times greater than that stipulated by international standards (NIHS 90-10). Such a high limit has been achieved thanks to a special inner case made of soft iron which insulates the movement, forming a Faraday cage which deflects the flux of magnetic fields. The soft iron case is immediately below the dial which is made of the same material.
The advantage of this construction is demonstrated not only in extreme environmental situations but also in everyday life, in that watches are often exposed to magnetic fields generated by electric charges and currents produced by everyday objects such as computers and mobile phones. Such magnetic fields could seriously affect the running of the watch, even to the extent of stopping the movement. This possibility is excluded in the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium. The inner case of soft iron is contained in a classic Luminor Submersible case made of brush-finished titanium with the bridge lever which seals the winding crown and helps to achieve the degree of water-resistance to 300 metres.
The new version also has a feature which gives it a great personality: a matt black ceramic disc applied to the rotating titanium bezel set with studs forming a graduated scale for calculating times of immersion. The bezel only rotates anticlockwise to avoid accidental shocks interfering with the measurement of the times of immersion. Two other very useful functions have been incorporated in the P. 9010 Manufacture movement used in this new Panerai creation: the mechanism for stopping the balance wheel when synchronising the watch, and the device for changing the time quickly: the hour hand can be moved forwards or backwards in jumps of one hour, without interfering with the running of the watch.
The black dial of the Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium (PAM01389) has the date at 3 o’clock and the small seconds counter at 9 o’clock with a Panerai blue hand; the linear white hour markers are applied and covered with a luminous substance to ensure excellent visibility at night and underwater. The clarity of reading is excellent even in the dark thanks to the use of Super-LumiNova® on the hour markers, hands and graduated scale: by night – or underwater – the minute hand and the stud at 12 o’clock on the bezel glow a bright blue colour instead of the traditional fluorescent green of all the other markers, so as always to give a clear, unmistakable point of reference in calculating the times of diving.
The strap is black, made of rubber with a trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle.
MOVEMENT Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.
CASE 47 mm, brushed titanium.
DIAL Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
POWER RESERVE 72H.
WATER-RESISTANCE 30 bar (~300 metres).