PAM356 Luminor Chrono Daylight 44mm
The watch has the ETA based Panerai OP XIX calibre which offers hours, minutes, seconds, a date and a chronograph. The case is 44mm brushed steel and the watch has a solid steel caseback. The PAM356 does have a quick date change function, but it is not operated in the usual way (i.e. pulling out the crown one click). There's a so called "date corrector" at the 10 o'clock position which you can see in the below photo. A special tool is supplied with the watch to operate this function ie to change the date.
The "date corrector" at the 10 o'clock position
The 356 sets forth on a tradition of Panerai watches with the text Daylight on the dial. It's a reference to Sylvester Stallone's movie Daylight. He spotted and bought a Luminor in Rome in 1995 to wear during the shooting of the movie and he then ordered a number of watches with his signature on the case back, as gifts to friends. Those watches are sought after collectibles and very valuable now.
The typical Luminor crown guard with the integrated chrono pushers
All photos © 2011 M.Wilmsen - do not use without permission
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