Meta Description: Explore Bill Clinton’s enduring bond with his Panerai Luminor 1950, a versatile timepiece that seamlessly transitions from the golf course to the executive office. Discover the exceptional features of the Panerai Luminor 1950 and the range of Rubber B bands that add a personalized touch to this iconic watch.
Bill Clinton and his Panerai Luminor 1950 are never far apart, no matter whether he is on the golf course signing autographs, or in the executive office in his suit and tie.
Bill Clinton is the 42nd President of the United States. He won the role from former President Bush Senior, and remained in office for a full 8 years, having won a second election. He served from 1993 through 2001. Clinton has made a career out of politics. He served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and then again from 1983 through 1992.
Clinton graduated from Georgetown University and then received the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. Later he graduated from Yale Law School.
He has won several awards in his lifetime of service including over 20 honorary Degrees from multiple universities all over the world. His wife, Hilary Clinton became the first woman to run for president under the Democratic ticket.
Bill Clinton and His Panerai Luminor 1950
Bill Clinton is undoubtedly wearing a Panerai with its signature locking mechanism over the winding crown. The stainless steel case is clearly visible along with a black dial and black Panerai Rubber strap. This Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic 1950 3 Days Acciaio Automatic 44mm reference PAM01312 is a stunning piece both on the front and on the open view of the mechanism on the back of the case.
The layering of the dial is called a “sandwich dial” and the luminescence appears on the lower layer through the cut-out hour markers and Arabic numerals. However, the layering adds a 3D effect and the coloring of the cream color during the daytime is spectacular during the day. In the darkness, the blue green luminescence is stunning. It is one of the features that people love about Panerai, its visibility both day and night.
This model is powered by a caliber P.9010 which has a 3 day power reserve. It has 200 components and 31 jewels inside. It is water resistant to 30 bar of depth. The PAM01312 is a nice size, at 44 mm. Yet it feels bigger with the crown protection device on it. It has a small seconds window at the 9 o’clock position and a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.
The beauty of the Panerai timepiece is that it is so versatile. Clinton is not afraid to wear the timepiece while playing golf, and yet it is just as perfect on his wrist when he is in his presidential best. The black dial on the Panerai has a look of an executive timepiece. Yet, this is not your ordinary dress watch. The Panerai Luminor comes from the tradition of the Italian Navy Dive Watches. The sapphire glass on both the front and the back and the locking crown give the timepiece a strength and resiliency from scratches or banging around. It keeps nearly perfect time and the owner can easily wear the piece at play and at work.
Clinton could easily afford a Rolex or a timepiece that is many times the cost of the Panerai Luminor 1950. Yet, this timepiece is accessible to almost anyone. It has a list price at only $8100. Clinton is an avid golfer, and it is clear that he loves this timepiece, as it doesn’t leave his wrist no matter who he is meeting or what he is doing.
Rubber B offers 4 styles of bands for the Panerai Luminor 1950. The traditional Solid color band comes in 6 different color variations. There are 4 Vulcromatic (2-color bands). Also, Rubber B launched the new line of Swimskin Alligator and Swimskin Ballistic series of bands. All these options have their own color selections, textures, and styles, but are 100% made with vulcanized rubber and are all made in Switzerland with the highest standards for watch bands in the industry.
For more information about adding a splash of color and personality to your Panerai, visit our Luminor 1950 page here.