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In depth

The new Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic reveal its association with the world of classic yachting through a masterly combination of technology, design and fascinating little details, such as the engraving of an elegant classic yacht on the back, beneath the inscription PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE.

But the powerful sporting identity is primarily demonstrated by the chronograph flyback function of the Manufacture P.9100 automatic calibre: the push-piece at 8 o’clock instantly zeroes the chronograph hands and immediately restarts them, without it first being necessary to stop them and return them to zero by pressing on the stop and reset button at 10 o’clock. The dial of PAM00653 has a black dial with beige figures and an untreated brown leather strap, with the same contrasting sewing.

To make reading the dial and its relative functions as clear and as simple as possible, the chronograph minute and seconds hands are of different colours and positioned centrally, while the hour counter is at 3 o’clock and the small seconds dial is at 9 o’clock, its hand being the same colour as the central chronograph seconds hand.

Another element which expresses the link with the sea, while at the same time performing a useful additional function, is the tachymeter scale in knots printed on the flange, which enables the average speed of the yacht over a particular distance (one nautical mile) to be measured by the chronograph minute hand. The case of the new Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic is 44 mm in diameter and it is made of AISI 316L stainless steel, an alloy which is extremely resistant to corrosion.

Made of the same material as the case but with a contrasting brushed finish, the characteristic bridge device with lever locking the winding crown helps to ensure the water-resistance of the watch to 10 bar (a depth of about 100 metres).

Technical details

LUMINOR 1950 PCYC 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC ACCIAIO – 44mm

LUMINOR 1950 PCYC 3 DAYS CHRONO FLYBACK

Movement:
Automatic mechanical, P.9100 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 8.15 mm thick, 37 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 302 components.

Functions:
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Flyback Chronograph, Seconds reset

Case:
Diameter 44mm, AISI 316L polished steel

Bezel:
Polished steel

Back:
Scew, steel

Device:
Protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) Brushed Steel

Dial:
Black with luminous Arabic numerals. Chronograph counter at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock and central chronograph seconds and minute hands.

Crystal:
Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water:
Resistance 10 bar (~100 metres)

Strap:
Calf Assolutamente, Dark brown, Beige, 24/22 MM Standard

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

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Movement

P.9100

The P.9100 calibre is the first automatic movement with chronograph functions developed by Officine Panerai and it is produced entirely in the Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel, with materials and standards of workmanship at the peak of the sector in terms of technology, quality and reliability. With a chronograph with a vertical clutch and column wheel, the new calibre is unusual in that the chronograph minutes are displayed by a central hand which jumps forward once every 60 seconds. It also has the useful flyback function. This enables the chronograph hands which are already running to be returned instantaneously to zero and restarted without first having to stop them, return them to zero and then restart them. This function is controlled by the push-button at eight o’clock, which is also used to return both hands to zero when the chronograph has already stopped. The P.9100 calibre is 13¾ lignes (31 mm) in diameter and 8.15 mm thick; it has 37 jewels and consists of 302 components. The two spring barrels in series give a power reserve of 72 hours. The choice of the double spring barrel enables thinner, longer springs to be used, which is beneficial for the duration and evenness of the supply of energy. The automatic winding is carried out by a bidirectional rotor on ball-bearings operating two narrow arms terminating with hooks, which wind the springs of the barrels with every movement of the rotor itself. Supported by a single bridge with a KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device, the Glucydur® balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 vibrations/hour (equivalent to 4hz) and it is the variable inertia type, with the regulation carried out by adjusting four square-headed screws fitted in the outer perimeter of the balance wheel; the spring is therefore free, without the curb pins which can be a source of irregular timekeeping.