Introduced at the SIHH 2009, the new Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight (PAM327) has a beautiful blue dial and a titanium case and bracelet. The edges of the bracelet links are polished which is a very nice detail that sadly no one will see when you are wearing the watch.
Because of the material used the watch is extremely light considering its size. I'd say it's about half the weight of the earlier PAM236 which is entirely made of stainless steel, including its hefty bracelet.
The watch is also available as a version with a blue crocodile strap as opposed to a bracelet. This model is the PAM326. The picture below shows both the 326 and the 327 next to each other:
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Most hard core Panerai enthusiasts (the paneristi community) may dismiss this particular model because the dial is rather busy. Unlike the famous Panerai watches with a very simple dial layout. In my opinion pictures do not do this watch justice. You'll change your mind when you see it in person. It definitely has the characteristics and that unique look and feel that Panerai fans love so much about this brand.
The picture below shows the new style titanium bracelet. Quite a changeover compared to the earlier style bracelet links:
The PAM327 offers the following functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date. Chronograph with three counters, tachymeter scale. The size of the case is 44mm and it has a 2.5mm thick crystal made of corundum with anti-reflective coating. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters.
There's a post titled Panerai Luminor Chrono Daylight - photo essay in the archive section on paneristi.com that shows all my photos of the 237 at a large size. The post also includes pictures of the earlier Panerai 236 Daylight chrono.
You can view all the pics I took during this shoot on www.paneristipix.com.
All photos by © M.Wilmsen 2009