The manual wind P.3001/C Calibre movement has, as I mentioned, four DLC covered stones and operates at 21,600vph. Something else worth mentioning is that there is a seconds reset purpose, so when the time is being set the balance ceases and the seconds hand returns to zero.Moving to the Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 dialup, Panerai coated it using carbon nanotubes. This has done is that it basically allows the dial to consume more light and reduce reflection while enhancing the blackness of dial and producing the blue Superluminova on the hands and markers seem more vivid. Since they could not publish or postage on the dial, the text and figures are applied directly onto the crystal which has the double-antireflective coating applied.The 49mm-wide instance is water-resistant to 100M and is made of Carbotech, which can be a carbon-fibre based composite we have seen within a few Panerai watches at the recent past. Thin sheets of carbon fiber are compacted at high pressures in a controlled temperature using a polymer called PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), a procedure which binds the two and leaves the resulting product stronger.Seeing the integration of innovative materials in watch moves is something I’m looking forward to following closely. Making the demand for lubrication superfluous while boasting a 50-year warranty is a great way for both Panerai and their Liboratorio Di Idee, or LAB-ID, branch for attention, and that I doubt it’s a claim they would make unless they believed safe that it’s realistic.It includes just two series-coupled mainspring barrels which collectively supply 8 days worth of electricity book, though you do just get a 3 Hertz operating frequency.
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.