Following the big success of the Luminor 1950 3 Days ref. PAM 372 reviewed here launched two years ago and following its simple vintage inspired lines, Officine Panerai presented the Destro —left-handed— version of this watch during the SIHH 2014 last week in Geneva.
The new Luminor 1950 3 Days Destro ref. PAM 557 comes with the exact same specifications as its predecessor but with the crown and crown protector on the left side of the case. The reason for this choice lies in the history of Panerai, which more than 70 years ago produced examples designed for commandos who preferred to wear the watch on the right wrist, with the compass and depth gauge on the other wrist. The biggest difference between these two watches —besides the obvious crown positioning— is the vintage looking untreated natural calf strap fitted on the new Destro. Since we had our PAM 372 with us during our meeting with Panerai last week, we decided to take some side-by-side shots of the two siblings for your viewing pleasure.
Just like on the PAM 372 the watch is supplied with a second interchangeable strap —we ignore the look or color of it at this point—, a second plexiglas and a steel screwdriver.
Sticker Price $10,600 USD. For more info on Panerai click here.