A power reserve of eight days and hand-wound: these two characteristics are part of the history of Panerai watches since the first models created for the commandos of the Italian Navy. This tradition continues today with the new P.5000 calibre, a new hand-wound movement with an eight-day power reserve which makes its debut in the new Luminor Marina 8 Days (PAM00510) and Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso (PAM00511).
The two new timepieces respect the classic aesthetics of the Luminor Marina. The case is 44mm in diameter and it is immediately recognisable by the bridge device with locking lever to protect the winding crown.
It is available in AISI 316L stainless steel or in a special red gold alloy with a high percentage of copper that gives it a particularly deep colour, and a certain amount of platinum that helps to prevent oxidation.
Constructed of two superimposed discs ensuring the clearest legibility, the dial has large baton hour markers and figures, with the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. It is black in the steel model and brown in the red gold one.
The P.5000 hand-wound mechanical calibre, visible through the sapphire crystal window set in the back, has been completely developed and made in the Officine Panerai manufacture at Neuchâtel. A large plate with brushed finish and diamond-polished chamfering almost completely conceals the mechanism, while revealing the variable inertia balance which oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The long running time is achieved by two spring barrels connected in series which store the power reserve of eight days.
The Luminor Marina 8 Days and the Luminor Marina 8 Days Oro Rosso are part of Panerai's Historic Collection. They are completed by 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.