By John Galt
Being part of WristReview I receive many press releases, some are opened with trepidation on my part and some with pure excitement as to the brand’s new release. Panerai Watches Tokyo Replica press releases are always opened with excitement, like a child opening presents at Christmas. I am a big fan of theirs and this watch is no exception with it’s bold looks and dark matt finish this is a true stunner.
Officine Panerai Watch Pam 005 Replica have released a new version of the Luminor 1950 case, still keeping the essential lines of the case with the unmistakeable Panerai crown guard and dial with the exception that this is made of ceramic. The 44mm case is a synthetic ceramic based on zirconium oxide which is 5 times harder than steel but is also lighter than steel as well as being exceptionally resistant to scratching. The process to create the case is long and very delicate but is definitely worth it. To transform the zirconium powder into black ceramic each part of the case is moulded separately and undergoes many stages of firing, first at around 100C then at much higher temperatures in the region of 1500C for two to three days which they end with bead blasting the final assembled piece to give it the smooth matt black finish which I think looks stunning.
Not to ruin the ascetic of their pieces and keeping the crown guards that Panerai is famous for they have fitted the chrono pusher on the left hand side of the case, the pusher at 10 O’Clock starts and stop the chrono function with anther pusher at 8 o’clock to operate the flyback function which instantly zeroes the chrono hands and restarts them without the need stop them first. The dial is minimal as it’s fitted with a flyback there is no chronograph subdials to clutter it up, just a date window at 3 O’Clock and a small sub seconds dial at 9 O’Clock. The hands are beautifully finished in rhodium with a centrally mounted flyback hand in blue which really stands out against dark matt black dial and case.
Power book is, you guessed it, three times between two barrels. Another thing worth mentioning is that there’s a seconds reset purpose, so when the time has been set the equilibrium stops along with the seconds hand yields to zero.Moving on to the Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 dial, Panerai coated it with carbon nanotubes. What this has done is that it basically allows the dial to consume more light and reduce reflection while improving the blackness of dial up and producing the blue Superluminova on the palms and markers seem even more vivid. Because they could not print or postage on the dial, then the figures and text are employed directly onto the crystal that has the double-antireflective coating applied.The 49mm-wide case is water-resistant to 100M and is made of Carbotech, which is a carbon-fibre based publication we’ve seen in a few Panerai watches in yesteryear. Thin sheets of carbon fiber are compressed at high pressures in a controlled temperature with a polymer called PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), a procedure which binds both and leaves the resulting product stronger.Seeing the integration of innovative materials in watch moves is something I’m looking forward to following carefully. Making the demand for lubrication superfluous while boasting a 50-year warranty is a great way for Panerai and their Liboratorio Di Idee, or LAB-ID, branch to get attention, and that I doubt it’s a claim they’d make unless they felt secure that it’s realistic.It includes just two series-coupled mainspring barrels that collectively supply 8 days worth of electricity book, though you do only get a 3 Hertz operating frequency.
Turning the piece over you are greeted by an exhibition case to show off the in-house P.9100 chronograph movement, the first chronograph automatic winding calibre completely developed and made in house by Panerai and looks stunning in matt black as well in keeping with the dark and moody theme of this piece. As with other Panerai in-house movements this is a top of the range chronograph with features such as column wheel, vertical clutch and twin barrels to provide a power reserve of 3 days.
Finishing off the piece is a beautiful natural untreated leather strap in light brown with white stitching and buckle in titanium with black coating in line with case material. Panerai also send this piece with a second black rubber strap which is easy to change using the screwdriver that is also supplied. But I much prefer the untreated leather which in my option contrasts excellently against the case.
I really like this piece a lot with it’s moody looks from the matt black case, the untreated leather strap and blue flyback hand that seems to jump from the dial. Panerai have got this piece spot on in my option and I love it, I just wish I could be opening it at Christmas to have on wrist. For more info, please visit panerai.com
John Galt – Contributing Editor
If you want this movement and case dimensions but with vintage styling, the PAM590 is your choice, but the P.5000 comes in the 45mm Radiomir case for the same price (CHF 5,700). All this is to say that you have an unusually high number of choice choices to the PAM561 which makes it easier (or harder?) To find one which matches your preference more. Add to the the innumerable strap choices and you do have a ton of variants — perhaps a few too many, even.Overall, the Panerai Watches For Sale Ebay Replica Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a fun, if not exciting watch in the Panerai Luminor secure and I wouldn’t mind wearing for a much more extended time period. This noted, I do not believe it has everything going for it to be a keeper, more like a refreshing addition that you wear then market to move onto the next Panerai that tickles your fancy — because that’s often how it works, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.The use of materials in advanced and beneficial ways is the current “space race” in contemporary mechanical watches, and Panerai wants to demonstrate that it is no slouch in this arena. In reality, the brand asserts that this decrease of friction should allow the motion to be “guaranteed for 50 years” because of the fact it doesn’t need lubrication. I will get into the particulars of it a little bit longer, but it’s a fascinating development that just 50 people will be able to enjoy for now, since that is the variety of bits that will be made within this limited edition run.The Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch is able to make its 50-year guarantee due to four innovations used from the new P.3001/C Calibre movement. The first of those innovations is that the use of sterile lubricated barrels, in which the two mainspring barrels have a multi-layer coating with a last coating of DLC. Then, there is the silicon escapement which is predominantly made from silicon and also has an uppermost coating of DLC.
John Galt caught the horology bug 4 years ago on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology, his favorite brands being HYT and Greubel Forsey that push the bounders of modern watch-making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many emerging brands and timepiece’s. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. You can follow John on Twitter @johng73 Read his articles here.