Here’s the first “reveal” from the Panerai 2014 collection. This Luminor 1950 Left-handed (or “Destro”) 3 Days bears reference PAM557 and is equipped with the in-house P.3000 movement. It has a 47mm steel case with old-school Plexiglas crystal that sits proud over the dial. Most Panerai watches, in fact most all watches, have their crown on the right, but indeed Panerai has from time to time made these destro’s with inspiration going back to original Panerai models for the Italian Navy. Lots of looks, including some close-ups of the 3mm Plexi, below.
Were it not a left-hander, this watch is essentially the same as the PAM372 (launched in 2011), with a sandwich dial (the dial has numeric cut-outs through which the luminous numerals show through) as well the Panerai Caliber P.3000. The P.3000 is a hand-wind movement a three day power reserve via two barrels.
Here’s a couple angles on the the PAM 557’s plexi crystal:
The watch is delivered with a second Plexiglas and a rubber strap and the usual Panerai strap changing tool. Wondering how much this Panerai will sell for? Look for the PAM 557 price to be somewhere north of $10k-$11k which is similar to the similary constructed PAM 372.