Chain Reaction

text TERENCE LIM art direction JASPER LOH photography CHING

It is not often that Officine Panerai releases a bracelet watch. The last one was the Luminor 1950 3 Days Automatic (PAM00352) on a titanium chain, back in 2010. Which is why the Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica is a breath of fresh air after the slew of leather- and silicone-strapped tickers from the Italian marque. Nicknamed the Tuttonero (“all black“ in Italian), the bracelet and case are coated in zirconium-oxide powder, giving it a matte-black finish — as is its P.9001/B movement visible through the transparent caseback. The bracelet also fits the wrist almost ergonomically, making it a cinch to wear. 

Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica (PAM00438), $18,800, by OFFICINE PANERAI.