Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio: Malaysia Price and Review

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Roughing it out with the PAM 1389.

When it was launched in 2013, the Panerai PAM 389 Luminor Submersible Amagnetic won acclaim for being a handsome, contemporary dive watch with a distinct industrial style. Unfussy in design while tough in both appearance and build, the 47mm titanium watch was Panerai’s second antimagnetic creation (the first being the Arktos Amagetic PAM92 issued in 2004). Now Panerai is back with a new and improved version of the PAM389, the PAM 1389.

Panerai Luminor PAM 1389 Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio
The watch is quite similar to its 2013 counterpart with the same Luminor 1950 titanium case that’s resistant to corrosion and shocks while being extremely lightweight. It also retains the brand's iconic crown guard, ceramic bezel, recessed interval markers and a large lume pip at 12 o’clock. As its name suggests, the watch’s boasts antimagnetic qualities that come from the soft iron Faraday cage encasing its movement, making it resistant to the many modern magnetic interferences - mobile phones, microwave ovens, etc - that plague the precision of mechanical movements.

Despite some design tweaks, most noticeably on the dial, such as slightly larger hour markers and a new bright blue seconds hand, the improvements are far from cosmetic. The biggest upgrade has to be the presence of a new in-house automatic movement, the Calibre P.9010.

Panerai Luminor PAM 1389 Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio
The Calibre P.9010, like the Calibre P.9000 in the PAM 389, is double-barrelled to offer three-day power reserve. However, the P.9010 also boasts an independently adjustable hour hand that can be quickly adjusted in one-hour increments while stopping the balance wheel, so the running of the watch is not affected. The Calibre P.9010 has of course become quite a recurring feature of many recent Panerai releases and will continue, not that we’re complaining. The movement is versatile and tough, a perfect beating heart for this rugged timepiece.

At 47mm, this is definitely not a timepiece for the slim-wristed. That being said, along with a functional black rubber strap with a decidedly sporty look, the watch is remarkably distinctive. Despite the recent trend for smaller sized cases, the PAM 1389 is not one to bend with the wind - its innate performance-driven DNA and machismo deserves proper real estate on the wrist.


47mm brushed titanium


Black with applied luminous hour markers


Self-winding Calibre P.9010


Black Caoutchouc


Hours, minutes, small seconds and date

 Power  Reserve

72 hours



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Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.