The P.9000 movement is entirely created and made by Panerai, the launch was in 2009. This calibre has driven many Panerai watches, but the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic Composite is one of the most innovative releases of 2011. Panerai Composite is a synthetic material used in the making of the case and the bridge that protects the crown. It is lighter than ceramic, tougher than steel and was created using an advanced electro-chemical process that transforms aluminum. It has a matte and distinctive appearance. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock and the small seconds are located at 9 o’clock.
The large dial is a sandwich construction with two superimposed layers containing SuperLuminova to create the fluorescent figures and hours for easier reading under water and in darker situations. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial. It has a power reserve of three days, is water-resistant to 30 ATM and has a strap of antiqued brown leather with a composite buckle. The case back is protected by a smoke sapphire crystal allowing one to see the inner workings of the watch. This timepiece is unadorned but the simplicity of it accentuates its elegance, it is true to the Panerai style and is yet another innovative move for the company.