Sandwich dials are entertaining and all, but your first Panerai Watches Straps Replica more than probably had that previously, along with the PAM561 is similar to your second or third in the line, as I mentioned previously, in which you do want something new in the subtleties that leave one Panerai distinct from another. The notable “8 DAYS” marking above six o’clock describes this P.5000 in-house grade — but before we move on to this, only one more word (and also my only gripe with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals and the black painted hands using their off-white (although not artificial classic!) Centre contrast beautifully against the white dial — the lume pips and also the middle of the hands turn noticeably green when it’s bright out, the superbly excellent Panerai lume is so strong. Stay indoors for longer, though, as the lume discharges (and doesn’t receive much charge from ambient lights), these elements go back to being white.Everlastingly good color comparison aside, however, the only two palms on the PAM561 are simply way too brief. I noticed that in official images but through the excitement of unpacking a freshly received review unit, they stood out to me too brief — and, frankly, I don’t see why this was essential. The minute hand falls way short of the trail it is by definition assumed to achieve, and the hour hand occasionally just looks “missing” from the ocean of white, coming in way too brief to be even remotely near the outer edge of the dial (it barely reaches halfway across).Perhaps more and thicker hands could have put additional strain on the motion, however if anything else, an 8-day power reserve movement ought to have sufficient torque to move these light and thin hands around. I will go so far as to say I would have traded a day or 2 of electricity book for more hands.With that, on the motion we go: dubbed the P.5000, it is one of Panerai’s tirelessly expanding range of in-house moves and pretty much the most economical among them.
Panerai has announced a 500-piece limited edition Luminor Base Logo for the 15th anniversary of Paneristi, the brand’s enthusiast community website.
Paneristi is the Panerai enthusiast website, one that has created a community, in the truest sense of the word, dedicated to Panerai. For the 15th anniversary of the site, which was founded in 2000 by Guy Verbist, Panerai has created a limited edition Luminor Base Logo (PAM00634) with a blue OP at six o’clock. The third Paneristi edition – after the PAM195, PAM360 and PAM532 – the 15th anniversary PAM634 is a Luminor equipped with the hand-wound OP I movement (which is essentially a Unitas 6497) behind a solid case back. Notably the case back is a snap-on case back, a first for a Luminor, instead of the screw-down back typical of Panerai and other dive watches. Another feature traditionalists will bemoan are the spring bars for the strap, yet another first, instead of the traditional screwed bars synonymous with Panerai.
This is the first Paneristi edition that does not have a black PVD coated case, instead the 44mm case is polished steel with “Paneristi” engraved on the crown lever.
Another feature unique to this edition is the blue OP logo at six o’clock. Though this is the first for a dial, the blue logo has been used widely in the SIHH 2015 collection on straps. And the Super-Luminova on the dial is ivory, approximating the look of tritium-dial, Pre-Vendome Panerai watches from the 1990s. The PAM634 is limited to 500 pieces with a retail price os US$4200, which is slightly less than the US$4900 retail price of the PAM000 “logo”, the equivalent watch from the regular collection. Intended primarily for active members of Paneristi, the PAM634 order process can be found on the forum. Source: Paneristi Update June 29, 2015: Edited to include snap-on back and spring bars.