The Panerai Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio dial design is simple but very effective. I wouldn’t call it “beautiful,” as some of Panerai’s more traditional designs are, but it is certainly very handsome and attractive. The round hour markers make for an interesting contrast against the more angular hands. Even though the hands don’t strictly need to be skeletonized (for any real reason unless you want to make absolutely sure you can read the seconds hand all the time), I don’t mind them. It probably adds to a balanced look for the dial, and the Luminor Submersible PAM569 watch is one of the few times I will accept skeletonized hands when they don’t offer added functionality.
I think that one of the reasons I am drawn to the Panerai Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio is because it is in the Submersible line and I like the fact that it really doesn’t look like most other Panerai watches. Nevertheless, the PAM569 does share that relaxed, yet utilitarian feel which many people like about the Panerai watch brand.
Inside the Panerai Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio PAM569 is Panerai’s in-house made P.9000 automatic movement. What I like about this movement is that in addition to it having 72 hours (three days) of power reserve, it still operates at a frequency of 28,800 bph (4Hz). Some more simple Panerai in-house made movements operate at 3Hz, and I prefer the 4Hz calibers given their propensity to be more accurate. The PAM569 does have a solid titanium caseback so you can’t view the movement – which makes sense, as it is a dive watch.
While the Panerai Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio is certainly cool, it is also a limited edition Panerai. Yes, that means it will be difficult to get in a few years, and Panerai will more than likely eventually produce a slightly different model that nevertheless makes you want both. Once again, what makes the PAM 569 different is the left-handed orientation of the crown, the aged brown calf leather strap, and the vintage look of the dial color. All in all, it is a pretty nice Panerai that hits a lot of sweet spots for me. The Panerai Luminor Submersible Left-Handed Titanio PAM569 watch is limited to 1000 pieces and priced at $11,600. panerai.com