This is an AISI 316L stainless steel Panerai Luminor 8 days Acciaio PAM00563. It has a leather strap with a stainless steel Panerai tang buckle and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It has a patented lever activated fully protected screw down winding crown and an exhibition screw down sapphire display case back, engraved around the perimeter with “OFFICINE PANERAI-300M-STAINLESS STEEL-OP 6937,” and an edition number. The 42mm diameter solid cushion-shaped two-body case, curved lugs, and flat angled bezel are polished. It has a white dial with black Arabic numeral hour markers, luminous dot hour indices, and a perimeter black minute scale. It includes luminescent baton hands, and there is a running small seconds dial with luminous hands at the 9 o’clock position. It’s water resistant to 300 meters/ 1000 feet, and there is an 8-day, 192-hour power reserve at full wind. The 16.7mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.
This Panerai Luminor 8 days Acciaio PAM00563 has a mechanical manually-wound Panerai caliber P.5000 movement. It’s constructed with 21 jewels, 127 components, and a KIF Parechoc anti-shock device. It has a variable inertia monometallic Glucydor balance, timing screws on the balance wheel, and two barrels with toothed rims mounted in series. It has a swan neck regulator, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph or 3 Hz.
The Panerai Luminor 8 days Acciaio PAM00563 was introduced in 2010 in a limited edition of 1000 examples.