I’ve been waiting for this watch to come out for a long time. Why? Because it is the product of years of development by Panerai to develop their own in-house movement. Sure, Panerai has come out with a lot of other watches, but the movement (the mechanical guts) of those watches were from other companies and not built in-house. The 1950 series of watches are all Panerai inside and out.
The marketing name of this timepiece is “Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic”, but Paneristis (true Panerai fans) know it as the PAM 328.
- “Luminor” is the style
- “1950” means that the movement is in-house (Panerai P. 9000)
- “3 Days” for how long the watch will stay powered without winding
- “Automatic” meaning it powers itself
Panerai actually started their in house movement with the Luminor 8 Days, but these watches were hand wound and the prices were fairly astronomical for purchase. With the Luminor 3 Days, prices have gone down a bit and they are automatic.
So how much you ask? Think of it like an engagement ring – about 3 months of your entire paycheck (not at minimum wage of course – that would be an 8 times multilpier). So do you think it’s worth not eating, drinking and walking to work every day? Some say no, but I definitely say yes.