Keeping up with the previous special edition Luminor Sealand models, Officine Panerai has released the new PAM850 44mm Luminor 1950 Year of the Monkey Sealand. The PAM850 is a special edition of 99 pieces that is part of the Chinese Zodiac series. The new Sealand is number 8 in the exclusive series that was started in 2009 with the year of the Ox model.
As with all the other models in the series, the new Luminor 1950 Sealand has a beautiful engraving on the steel cover of the dial. Each cover is hand made by Italian craftsman using a style that pays tribute to ancient Chinese tradition. The dial is initially engraved with a special tool called a “sparsello”, then threads of gold are inlaid into the grooves that are created in the steel.
Opening up the decorated cover shows a minimalist grey dial with a sub second dial at the 9 0’clock and the date at the 3 o’clock. At the heart of the PAM850 is the workhorse P.9000 automatic calibre with a power reserve of 3 days. The Sealand is finished off with a beautiful brown strap, a spare strap, screwdriver, and a special tool for the quick strap change system.
The Panerai PAM850 is available exclusively in Panerai boutiques throughout the world.
PANERAI PAM850 Luminor 1950 Sealand 3 Days Automatica Acciaio 44mm
MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13. lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 197 components.
FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date.
CASE: Diameter 44 mm, brushed steel AISI 316L.
COVER: Polished steel, cover engraved by hand.
BACK: See-through sapphire crystal.
DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN: (protected as a trademark) Brushed steel.
DIAL: Grey with Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock. CRYSTAL: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 1.6 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE: 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
STRAP: PANERAI personalised leather strap and brushed steel buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap, a tool for changing the strap and a steel screwdriver.