I’ve always felt sorry for left-handed people. Most things in life are just the wrong way round for them. Writing, for starters. Knives and forks. Sport. Seriously. There’s something odd about sport played left-handed. Worse than that, so I read, is that while lefties account for 10 percent of the world’s population, they account for 20 percent of its schizophrenics.
But the everyday biggie is watches. Watches, by and large, are made for people who lead with their right hand. That’s why the crown is on the right-hand side of almost every watch ever designed. That way you can adjust it with your right hand and when you wear it – on your left wrist – the crown doesn’t slice into your arm like a slow-spinning circular saw.So,Panerai releases a special watch, the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Left-handed replica watch.
The first watch revealed from Panerai's SIHH 2014 line is the PAM00557 Luminor 1950 Left-handed 3 Days replica watch.The replica watch has a 47 mm steel case and a Plexiglas crystal, making it essentially a destro version of the Panerai replica watch. Though most Panerai replica watches have the crown on the right, some of the thirties originals made for the Italian navy were made with the crown on the left for left-handed marine commandos.
The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Left-handed replica watch’s crown is on the left-hand-side of its cushion-shaped case, as is Panerai’s trademarked bracket, a 1950s throwback that once made the watch more water-resistant, but now just looks good. It’s in the Luminor 1950 case, which means – among other things – that it has an in-house movement inside it.
I instinctively put it on my left-wrist when I got hold of it, and within a few moments it had cut halfway through my arm. Then I put it on my right wrist, which felt like putting a pair of trousers on backwards. Or changing gear in a left-hand drive car.It’s a watch for the style-conscious left-handed horologistas who have suffered for so long. Enjoy it, my left-sided fellow human beings. This is your watch. This is your time.