Panerai PAM 523 – 42mm White Dial Luminor 1950

Panerai PAM 523 Luminor White

Just over a  month long ago, Officine Panerai presented the new PAM 523 Luminior Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic.  Of note, this is the first watch from Panerai to incorporate the original combination of the 42MM Luminor 1950 case and a white dial.

Sharp eyes will notice the juxtaposition of the polished steel case and bezel against the brushed steel crown guard.

Panerai PAM 523 White dial luminor

The date window at 3 o’clock and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock are a hallmark of the Panerai design.

Panerai PAM 523 Luminor White Dial

Inside is the Panerai manufacture P.9000 automatic caliber with three day power reserve — visible through sapphire caseback.  The PAM523 is fitted with a brown alligator strap with a brushed steel buckle and it is supplied with the usual Panerai tools.

Panerai PAM523 Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Caseback

I have always been a fan of Panerai’s white dialed models, though there have not been many of them.  Thus I think this is a nice addition to the lineup — not to mention the 42mm case size which I think fills a size gap for Panerai fans as well (most tend to be 40mm, 44mm, 47mm).