Keeping up with the times

Panerai's latest watch has a strong sporting heart.

06 May 2018, words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle

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It is a strongly sporting heart which beats within the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica, the new Officine Panerai watch in which the classic quality of the design is masterfully integrated with the sophistication of the P.9100 manufacture chronograph movement and with the remarkable technical quality and design of the black ceramic case. 

The essential lines of the case and dial are faithful to the unmistakable Panerai identity, being unaffected by the existence of the flyback function, which instantly zeroes the chronograph hands and restarts them without it being necessary to stop and zero them first. 

In the P.9100 calibre, the blue chronograph seconds hand and the rhodium plated minute hand are centrally mounted, so that the dial carries only the continuous small seconds counter at nine o’clock, symmetrical with the date window. The makeup of the Luminor 1950 is actually water-resistant to 10 bar (equivalent to a depth of about 100 metres), making it a perfect diving watch. The material of the Luminor 1950 case is a synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide, which is times harder than steel but much lighter.