Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The first time most of us were introduced to the Panerai Luminor 1950 Pangea Submersible Depth Gauge Replica reference 389, it was on the wrist of Sylvester Stallone as he punched, kicked, and generally just recklessly blasted his way through The Expendables 3 in 2014. In many ways, it’s sort of a fitting watch for such a film – equally eye-catching and over-the-top, but a bit past its prime, and probably best reserved for longtime fans of the genre. The new Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 brings a few neat updates to the 389, without compromising the overall execution or design intent of the original. But unless you’re Sly Stallone or a Paneristi die-hard, that might not exactly be a good thing.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

All images by Ariel Adams

Technically speaking, the 389 was significant not just for its debut screen time, but for its build, as it exhibited the brand’s first ceramic bezel in a Luminor model (note how the cool hourly markers are inset into the ceramic itself), and it was the first anti-magnetic watch produced by Panerai. It’s quite a handsome look – introducing a modern, industrial dive watch vibe to the the austere, minimalist aesthetic that’s defined the Jual Luminor Panerai Submersible Replica design language for the last 60 years or so.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Many of those characteristics repeat in the 1389, which could largely be called an update to an existing reference, rather than an entirely new one. Like the original, the 1389 is built with a titanium case and fitted with an iron dial, and a soft iron Faraday cage encasing its movement beneath, rendering it impervious to the many modern dangers to mechanical watches. Hell, it even comes on the same strap as before – Panerai’s excellent 26 x 22mm accordion rubber dive strap that looks as though it was designed specifically for this reference all along.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Otherwise, little else has changed since 2014. The applied hourly indices are now a razor’s edge thicker, the running small seconds hand at 9:00 is now a cheerful shade of blue, and the luminous application to the hands and indices is now two-tone – the minute hand glows blue to match the bezel pip, while all other markings glow green.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Oversized, black, luminous, skeletonized hour and minute hands signify the moment, along with the subsidiary small seconds display at 9 o’clock. A blue hand with filled with luminous material always circles the small seconds subdial — with blue dots, and luminous indicators marking 15-second graduations — each 60 minutes. Any fantastic opinion should be easy to read, but when it is a professional dive watch, fantastic legibility becomes a necessity. In reality, the ISO 6425 dip watch standard explicitly requires that, which is especially significant underwater.Carbotech is used on the case centre, bezel along with the lever bridge that protects the winding crown. As I mentioned previously, the exceptional structure is both lightweight and powerful, even more so than titanium or ceramic. Further, to make sure decorative uniformity, the carbon fibers used are very lengthy, and the sheets are superimposed and pressed together in such a manner that the fibers of each coating are set at a different angle in those above and below it. The outcome is a substance that’s actually lighter and stronger than titanium or ceramic, not to mention resistant to external forces. It is also hypoallergenic and anti-corrosive.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Most notably though, the new 1389 has been updated with Panerai’s newest automatic caliber: the P.9010, which carries the same double-barreled, 3-day power reserve as its in-house manufactured predecessor (the P.9000), but now adds an independently adjustable hour hand – a feature that’s becoming increasingly common on many modern Panerai Luminor Submersible Price List Replica models, and a boon for frequent fliers.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

The one thing that hasn’t changed between the 389 and the 1389, is that this is still, a very big watch at 47mm. Yes, it’s considerably lighter than a comparable 47mm PAM00372 in stainless steel, but the weight savings do little to reduce the watch’s visual presence, which threatens to overwhelm at most angles. Now, like most Panerai Luminor Submersible Bronzo Replica Replica models, the 1389 does have generously downward-turned lugs, and a relatively (for its overall size) conservative lug-to-lug measurement. But neither of those amends are quite enough to overcome the wearability limitations for all but those who’ve never skipped ‘arm day.’

Having said that, if you love the undeniably cool aesthetic of the 1389, there’s always the traditionally-sized 42mm PAM682, but you miss out on the anti-magnetic capacities and ceramic bezel, alongside the capability for your dial to double as a serving plate at a pinch. Kidding aside, it is clear that the remainder of the industry has been responding to some return to smaller dimensions — 43mm appears to be the new 42 down from the 45 and 47mm watches that once dominated Panerai’s modern collection. That is why another 47mm watch in 2017 really feels a little dated right out of the gate — despite its trendy, and timeless aesthetic. Trends-be-damned though, lots of die-hard Paneristi still wouldn’t have it any other way — that is probably why the brand continues to fly the flag as among the last holdouts of the decade’s large watch trend.If that you still count yourself among the faithful, you may add the PAM01389 for your collection for the purchase price of $11,000. Just remember, cool men don’t look back at the explosion.It may be the rare watch nerd (that happens to also be a materials science nerd) that are going to have the ability to fully appreciate why Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Left-handed Replica decided it was a good idea to note “BMG-TECH” on the dial of a Luminor Submersible as a way of telling you about the watch case substances. Panerai themselves refer to this value of the PAM 692 (debuted on aBlogtoWatch here) as being an “imperceptible invention.” In a sense that’s a fantastic thing when it comes to the allure of bulk metallic glass. What is hidden from the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECH 3-Days Automatic PAM 692 is a hint at what future materials will be increasingly utilized in watches.The popularity of ceramic, for instance, shows a real need for watchmakers to move beyond traditional metals. The decision to work with non-metallic case materials is not just about being trendy and fashionable, but is often linked to real value for the consumer.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

though observe visual design and mechanical movement technologies appear to evolve glacially, the watch industry has always been very accommodating to interesting materials and colors due to their products.More so they have easily adopted newer substances over older ones when they’re more effective. Consider for example the transfer from acrylic crystals to ones made from sapphire crystal (and what a huge deal that has been), or the move from aluminum to ceramic bezel inserts on particular timepieces. Each one of these material adoptions occurred (for the watch industry) really quickly. Thus, innovations if material technology — if economical on all ends — has a high likelihood of being adopted by the brands.Let’s return to the Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECH 3-Days Automatic PAM 692, that is otherwise an entirely capable, albeit unremarkable Panerai Luminor Submersible Pam 025 Replica which you might never know had something different about it if somebody did not tell you beforehand. David from our team took photos of this opinion, and I recall in the hectic circumstances of SIHH 2017 I didn’t think twice about the watch after tackling it.

That said, if you love the undeniably cool aesthetic of the 1389, there’s always the more traditionally-sized 42mm PAM682, but you miss out on the anti-magnetic capabilities and ceramic bezel, along with the ability for the dial to double as a serving plate in a pinch. Kidding aside, it’s clear that the rest of the industry has been responding to a return to smaller sizes – 43mm seems to be the new 42, down from the 45 and 47mm watches that once dominated Panerai’s modern collection. That’s why another 47mm watch in 2017 actually feels a little dated right out of the gate – despite its undeniably cool, and classic aesthetic. Trends-be-damned though, many die-hard Paneristi still wouldn’t have it any other way – which is likely why the brand continues to fly the flag as one of the last holdouts of this decade’s big watch trend.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On Hands-On

If you still count yourself among the faithful, you can add the PAM01389 to your collection for the price of $11,000. Just remember, cool guys don’t look back at the explosion. panerai.com

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