Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 Watch Hands-On

The first time the vast majority of us were acquainted with the Panerai reference 389, it was on the wrist of Sylvester Stallone as he punched, kicked, and for the most part foolishly shot his way through The Expendables 3 in 2014. From multiple points of view, such a fitting watch for such a film – similarly attractive and over-the-top, yet somewhat over the hill, and likely best saved for long-lasting enthusiasts of the class. The new Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio PAM01389 carries a couple of slick updates to the 389, without compromising the general execution or plan aim of the first. Yet, except if you’re Sly Stallone or a Paneristi fanatic, that may not actually be a decent thing.

All pictures by Ariel Adams

Technically talking, the 389 was huge for its introduction screen time, however for its work, as it displayed the brand’s first fired bezel in a Luminor model (note how the cool hourly markers are inset into the actual ceramic), and it was the main enemy of attractive watch created by Panerai. It’s a serious attractive look – presenting a cutting edge, mechanical jump watch vibe to the stark, moderate stylish that is characterized the Panerai plan language throughout the previous 60 years or so.


Many of those qualities rehash in the 1389, which could generally be called an update to a current reference, as opposed to a completely new one. Like the first, the 1389 is worked with a titanium case and fitted with an iron dial, and a delicate iron Faraday confine encasing its development underneath, delivering it impenetrable to the numerous advanced perils to mechanical watches. For hell’s sake, it even comes on a similar tie as in the past – Panerai’s phenomenal 26 x 22mm accordion elastic plunge lash that looks like it was planned explicitly for this reference all along.

Otherwise, little else has changed since 2014. The applied hourly files are presently a razor’s edge thicker, the running little seconds hand at 9:00 is currently a happy shade of blue, and the radiant application to the hands and files is presently two-tone – the moment hand shines blue to coordinate the bezel pip, while any remaining markings gleam green.

Most remarkably however, the new 1389 has been refreshed with Panerai’s freshest programmed type: the P.9010, which conveys a similar twofold hurtle, 3-day power save as its in-house fabricated archetype (the P.9000), yet now adds a freely customizable hour hand – a component that is becoming progressively common on numerous advanced Panerai models, and an aid for successive fliers.


The one thing that hasn’t changed between the 389 and the 1389, is that this is still, an extremely enormous watch at 47mm. Indeed, it’s extensively lighter than a comparable 47mm PAM00372 in hardened steel, yet the weight investment funds do little to lessen the watch’s visual presence, which takes steps to overpower all things considered points. Presently, as most Panerai models, the 1389 has liberally descending turned carries, and a generally (for its general size) moderate carry to-haul estimation. Be that as it may, neither of those changes are sufficient to overcome the wearability constraints for everything except those who’ve never skipped ‘arm day.’

That said, in the event that you love the irrefutably cool tasteful of the 1389, there’s consistently the more customarily measured 42mm PAM682 , however you pass up the counter attractive capacities and fired bezel, alongside the capacity for the dial to serve as a serving plate when there’s no other option. Joking aside, unmistakably the remainder of the business has been reacting to a re-visitation of more modest sizes – 43mm is by all accounts the new 42, down from the 45 and 47mm watches that once ruled Panerai’s present day assortment. That’s why another 47mm watch in 2017 really feels somewhat dated right out of the door – notwithstanding its evidently cool, and exemplary stylish. Patterns be-cursed however, many stalwart Paneristi actually wouldn’t have it some other way – which is likely why the brand keeps on flying the banner as one of the last holdouts of this decade’s large watch trend.

If you actually consider yourself as a real part of the loyal, you can add the PAM01389 to your assortment at the cost of $11,000. Simply recollect, cool folks don’t glance back at the blast. panerai.com