For folks looking for a timepiece that offers unique excellence, and a little bit of unusual, try the new Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM 557 Destro 3 Days Watch PAM 372. While the original version debuted three years ago, this one is designed with a lefty crown layout, for folks who prefer wearing the timepiece on their right wrist. The name means ‘right’ in Italian and provides the implication as the crown sits at the 9 o’clock position.
There are other unique aspects of this timepiece, for example the crystal is not sapphire, but 3mm thick plexiglas, which is something the brand has done before, and compliments the polished steel case. The in-house movement features two barrels, and up to a 3 day power reserve, partnered with a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The face of the piece offers the sandwich dial, tan indexes and beautiful gold hands, topped with the very large brand script sitting just below 12 o’clock.
Panerai has just enhanced their history with this 1950 PAM 557 Destro 3 Days Watch PAM 372, presenting what they do best, and staying true to what folks love about them. They finish the piece with their standard leather and rubber strap options, and also offer a second plexiglas with each timepiece. If you are still not clear on why this is such a popular timepiece, look closer at the brand and the style of this timepiece. Certainly minimal in the design, it offers a clean and direct option that people simply love.
Understanding the creation and history of this particular design might help folks to have a better picture of why it has become such a loved piece. The brand released the Special Edition model in 1950 and limited it to 1,950 pieces, making it a collectors dream, and still today it sells for double the price. So this demand and value design is why this new timepiece is so anticipated and anxiously awaited. There are subtle differences to this new design, but all once that make it ever more in demand.
While the original had a stainless steel case, this one is polished instead of brushed and is also just a little different shape, making it less chunky and more comfortable for the wrist. Panerai wanted a less bulky watch even though it is a 47 mm large case, and the design is also less top heavy and has a more snug fit on the wrist. The calibre is hand wound and it does feature a sapphire caseback, allowing for the movement to be seen in its entirety.
The timepiece has character and simplistic appeal that the brand was trying to achieve with a vintage feel and yet a very legible display that offers precision and quality. So if you love the brand and appreciate the style this timepiece will be a great addition for your timepiece collections.