If you want this motion and case size but with classic styling, then the PAM590 is the choice, but the P.5000 comes at the 45mm Radiomir case for exactly the same price (CHF 5,700). All this is to say that you have an unusually large number of choice choices to the PAM561 which makes it easier (or harder?) To locate one which matches your preference more. Add to the the innumerable strap options and you do get a mind-numbing number of variations — perhaps a few too many, even.Overall, the Panerai Watch Bracelet Replica Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a fun, if not exciting watch at the Panerai Luminor stable and I wouldn’t mind wearing for a much more extended time period. This mentioned, I do not believe it’s everything going for it to be a keeper, more like a refreshing addition that you wear then sell to move onto another Panerai that tickles your fancy — since that is often how it functions, which is not always a bad thing.The use of materials in advanced and beneficial ways is your present “space race” in contemporary mechanical watches, also Panerai wishes to show that it is no slouch in this arena. The brand-new-for-2017 Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch uses different materials in its motion that have reduced friction to a minimum. In fact, the brand asserts that this reduction of friction should allow the movement to be “guaranteed for 50 years” because of the fact it doesn’t require lubrication. I will get into the particulars of it a tiny bit more, but it is a fascinating development that only 50 people will be able to enjoy for now, because that is the number of pieces that are going to be reached in this limited edition run.The Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch can make its 50-year guarantee because of four innovations used from the new P.3001/C Calibre movement. The first of those innovations is the use of sterile lubricated barrels, where both mainspring barrels possess a multi-layer coating with a final layer of DLC. Then, there is the silicon escapement that’s predominantly made of silicon and has an uppermost coating of DLC.
Panerai‘s history in watchmaking essentially boils down to two models: the wire-lug Radiomir of the thirties and the later Luminor with its signature crown locking mechanism that came in the subsequent decade. But in between the two was a transitional model, essentially a Luminor without the crown locking device. That timepiece is the basis for the whole Radiomir 1940 collection, including the brand new Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare 3 Days Acciaio PAM00587.
Modelled on the Radiomir reference 6152/1, the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare is feels just like a Luminor 1950 PAM372 with the crown lock mechanism removed. It looks and feels historically correct, right down to the “double pencil” gilt hands.
“Marina Militare” is a phrase that excites many a Panerai Watch 312 Replica enthusiast as several times in the past Panerai stated, without exceptions, that the phrase would no longer be used on its timepieces as it belonged to the Italian Navy. But “Marina Militare” inexplicably makes its way to the dial here.
As with most of Panerai’s vintage-remake limited editions, the text is engraved and filled with lacquer. And the dial has a sandwich construction, consisting of a lower dial plate covered with luminous material and an upper plate with cutouts for the hour markers.
The case is polished steel and 47 mm in diameter, a high, domed Plexiglas crystal. Though it appears to be a simple form at first glance, the case is carefully shaped, especially in the lugs and flanks. It is obviously made in two steps, first by stamping out the rough form, and then milled to get the details.
Visible on the back is the P.3000 movement. Though finished simply and mechanically the P.3000 has features that point towards stable, accurate timekeeping, including twin barrels and a large, free-sprung balance wheel.
Notably the Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare features a newly developed leather strap that has the OP logo stamped on both ends of the strap – it looks silly but fortunately Panerai straps are a breeze to swap with thousands of options available.
The Radiomir 1940 Marina Militare is a special edition of 1000 numbered pieces with a price of US$10,100. Panerai typically has a habit of making new editions based on successful, ostensibly limited models, and it remains to be seen if this Radiomir 1940 will be a one-off.