Panerai’s Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm Titanium is the latest descendent of the legendary Luminor. The distinctive case shape and lever bridge are retained, but otherwise, new features abound. The watch is fitted with a C.O.S.C.-certified automatic movement, caliber OP XII, with 27 jewels, decorated oscillating weight and bridges, a 46 hour power reserve, and Incabloc shock protection.
The case is titanium, as is the bracelet on PAM00327. The push pieces are cylindrical rather than rectangular. The bezel is brushed with a polished edge, and it features an engraved tachymeter scale. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The dial is blue, with markers and numerals coated with luminous material, the same as the hour and minute hands as well as the smaller hands of the sub-dials. These include the continuous seconds sub-dial (positioned at 9) the chronograph hour (at 6) and minute counter (at 3). The dial is protected by a 2.5mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
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Technical Specifications, PAM00327 (bracelet model)
MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XII calibre, 131/4 lignes, 27 jewels. Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. PANERAI personalised oscillating weight. Monometallic Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 46 hours. Chronometer Certificate (C.O.S.C.).
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, date, small seconds. Chronograph with three counters, tachymeter scale.
CASE: Diameter 44 mm, brushed titanium. Brushed titanium pushpieces for the chronograph functions at 2 and 4 o’clock. Date corrector at 10 o’clock.
BEZEL: Brushed titanium with polished edges and engraved tachymeter scale.
BACK: Screw, brushed titanium.
DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN: (protected as a Trademark) Brushed titanium.
DIAL: Blue with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Minute counter at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 9 o’ clock, hour counter at 6 o’ clock, central chronograph hand. Date at 4.30.
CRYSTAL: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 2.5 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (100 metres).
STRAP: PANERAI personalised titanium bracelet with vertical brushed finishing and polished surface between the links. Supplied with a tool to change the bracelet and a steel screwdriver.