Panerai Luminor GMT 44mm Ref Pam 01033

It comes beautifully packaged as it use to do, here are all the things that come with it from the start except the paperwork.

The blue dial is really powerful and with the cream colored text & the cream colored Luminova that some would call fake patinated, it gives a warm impression instead of a flatter one as it is with white Luminova.

This model has the proven sandwich dial where numbers & markings are milled out for the Luminova which is then applied to a plate that lies under the dial.

The classic stainless steel Luminor case that is brushed, waterproof to 300 meters, polished bezel with a sapphire crystal.

Dark blue alligator strap with beige seam, brushed clasp in stainless steel.

Here we see through the sapphire crystal in-house movement Cal 9011 which is a development on Cal 9001 which is loaded with functions.

Automatic in-house movement with 3 days power reserve, double barrels, 31 jewels, Glucydur balance, 28,800 oscillations per hour.

So what functions does the movement offer then?

Small second hand with automatic reset at second stop when setting the minute hand for easier syncing.

Date with matching slightly darker blue background.

GMT hand for a second time zone that is independently adjustable when you set the standard hour hand with an hour step without the movement stopping. Practical but can only handle time zones with full hours.

Power reserve on the back, maybe not so important on an automatic movement but a nice option. Cal 9001 has a small window that changes color instead of this rotating disc.

Balance bridge with double attachments is also an update as Cal 9001 had a balance cock.

The timing results of the movement is also attached in the box.

The blue dial is really nice.

I have had a bit of a hard time with the small second hand that feels too small, but here I think it is well balanced.

The GMT hand has good proportions, the only objection is that it is below the minute hand and disappears behind it when it is longer.

Tha Luminova impress as usual.

Fits perfect on the wrist.