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A real meaningful wrist watch will become the symbol of its brand at the time of its birth and presents the unique characteristics and history. The minimally vintage outline of Luminor 1950 3 Days, perfectly showing the charm of vintage Panerai wrist watch, makes the minimalism enthusiasts fondle admiringly. Panerai publishes the left-handed version of the Luminor 1950 3 days - 47mm, in which the winding crown and the crown bridge are at 9 o’clock, on the left side of the watch case. The left-handed watches are a very important part of the history of Panerai. The commandos of the Italian Navy had to wear several instruments on their wrists at the same time: not only the watch, for synchronizing their attacks and for keeping track of time spent in the depths of the sea, but also the compass and depth gauge. Some commandos preferred to wear the watch on the right wrist for convenience. So Panerai created the watch with the winding crown on the left side, which still can be seen in some rare contemporary examples. The stainless steel case of the Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days has a unique detail which distinguishes it from the classic Luminor 1950 case: the watchcase peripherals adopt sharp design. This little detail, picked up directly from some classical examples, tells the transformation from the Cushion Radiomir, created in 1936, to the Luminor, more massive in its proportions and equipped with crown bridge. There is another character of this watch is the black dial. The black dial, engraved with Luminor Panerai, is decorated with large hour markers and use the “Sandwich” structure of the dial, formed of two superimposed plates enclosing the luminous substance, to enhance the luminous clarity and readability. This dial is made of Plexiglas? instead of sapphire. This material is very similar to crystal poly methyl crystal glass used for vintage watches and more retro style. Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days is equipped with P. 3000 manual winding movement which is entirely created and produced by the factory of Panerai in Neuchatel. The movement has the diameter of 16? lignes, uses two spring barrels connected in series to provided a power reserve of 3 days The balance wheel is 13.2mm. There is another unique function of P. 3000movement is the rapid adjustment of time: the hour hand moves one hour at a time, without interfering with the movement of the minutes hand or the operation of watch. The Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days (PAM00557) is water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters (or 330 feet). It is fitted with the strap of natural, untreated leather and a brushed steel buckle inspired by that of the historical watches. It is also supplied with a second strap made of rubber and a spare Plexiglas crystal. Luninor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days - 47mm No. PAM00557 Movement: Panerai P.3000 manual winding movement, executed entirely by Panerai, 16? lignes, 5.3 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur? balance, 21,600 alternations/hour, Incabloc? anti-shock device, Power reserve 3 days, two barrels, 160 components. Functions: Hour, minutes hands Case: Diameter 47 mm, AISI 316L polished steel Bezel: Polished steel Caseback: Transparent sapphire crystal Crown bridge: Brushed steel (Panerai’s patent) Dial: Black with luminous Arabic numbers and hour markers Cystal: Plexiglas?, 3mm thickness Waterproof: 10 bar (100m) Strap: Panerai personalised leather strap and large-size brushed steel bukle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap, second Plexiglas? and a steel screwdriver.