Panerai’s P.9000 movement is entirely designed and manufactured in-house. Since its launch in 2009, the calibre has powered many a great Panerai watch, and the Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Composite is no doubt one of the most innovative timepieces this year. The case and the bridge protecting the crown are made of a synthetic ceramic called the Panerai Composite.
Much lighter than ceramic but much tougher than steel, this composite has been created by an advanced electro-chemical process. More innovative materials include the Super LumiNova, which ensures great legibility under water. There is a date display at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The unadorned brown dial and antiqued brown leather strap add an elegant touch to this ingenious timepiece.