Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233

Par Florian Matrion, le 31 août 2010
Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
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Test of the Luminor 8 Days 1950 GMT : an appealing watch, equipped with an exclusive manufactured movement. And what if this Luminor were the ideal Panerai for those who do not like the Panerai?
Exclusive! review of the Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
76.5/100
Note des internautes
80/100

 A skilful balance between vintage and strength

This Luminor is one of the rare 44 mm references equipped with the “1950” casing and with an ultra-rounded sapphire glass, characteristics hitherto reserved to the 47 mm limited serials such as the mythic Luminor 127.

The curved result radiates a tremendous charm, a blend of “vintage” refinement and strength.

The 1950 casing, of a more pronounced cushion shape than on the classic casings, lightens the design of the watch.

The 44 mm diameter will not shock, included on modest wrists. The dial takes up the “sandwich” construction, so particular to the Panerai (a black hemstitched plate that recovers a Super Luminova coated basis).

In spite of the numerous available indications, it remains a model of sobriety, each element being well placed.

 

A first class movement

If this Luminor is undoubtedly an aesthetical success, it is not outdone regarding the movement.

The P2002 that equips it offers an 8-day power reserve, visible thanks to a horizontal indicator (which is very useful on a manual watch)

The 8-day power reserve was moreover a historical characteristic of the 1930's first Panerai: during commando missions, it allows to stay synchronized with its team mates until the return to the base, even if the watch was not wind up in the heat of the action...

 

Another mechanical refinement, the second is equipped with an automatic reset to zero: noticeable for those who are obsessive of the adjustment of the seconds' hand on the minutes' one!

The GMT, another very useful functionality, is here easy to use.

To change the time zone, the crown needs just to be turned in order to move the hand on a one-hour leap.

It allows wedging the local time while keeping the GMT hand on the original time.

The day/night indicator will avoid the 2 o'clock phone calls and the problems that can result from it....

Another mechanical refinement, the second is equipped with an automatic reset to zero: noticeable for those who are obsessive of the adjustment of the seconds' hand on the minutes' one!

Finally, the finishing of the movement is quite pleasant: the bridges are fully brushed and engraved with the principal technical characteristics.

Sober, simple, functional, just as the watch around it!

 

Conclusion

Very multitask, this Luminor will be comfortable with either a suit or a short.

If you are looking for a watch that can accompany you 365 days a year, it is an excellent candidate!

Within 10.000 €, its price is all the more reasonable considering the provided services and the global realization's quality.

In short, a champion in its category that has more than convinced us!

 

 

The + :

  • finishing of the casing
  • its charm 
  • a manufacture movement 
  • useful complications 

 

The – :

  • the strap that does not measure up with the watch

 

Further information :

  • journalist's wrist = 17 cm
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  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233
  • Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 233

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L'avis de la rédaction 76.5/100

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Note des internautes 80/100

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