Aside from the movement, the case silhouette, and that sandwich dial, another signature element of the Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated safety system for dogging down the crown. The curved shoulder lever has a small roller on the end of the that, if you lock it down, presses the wafer-shaped crown from a gasket in the tube, sealing the eye. It’s more complicated than a screw-down crown, but it also offers an extremely positive method for ensuring water remains from this situation and it is an excellent alternative to the somewhat fiddly feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there is no risk of cross-threading either, as occasionally occurs with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). The other big advantage of the locking lever is it’s just plain fun to play with, and although to do so too much is sort of against the soul of this watch (the entire point of the eight day movement was supposed to reduce to a minimum the amount of time the crown is in an unlocked position) in the exact same time you will likely find the urge to play with it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is one of the easiest-to-wear watches I have ever had on. Thanks to this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness in the lugs into the tip, it seems really secure and it’s a pleasure to get on. The best thing about it, other than the chance to play with the locking lever, is the dial; this thing glows like a harvest moon.This is a tiny personal note; my very first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, glowing like crazy in 1968, therefore any watch that lights up the night the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The motion is a much better piece of work than that I gave it credit for originally. It is honest, it appears bulletproof and it has a ton of really pleasant chronometric features difficult to find at this cost, and if you want something with the total amount of design the PAM 560 has this also includes a free sprung balance and 8 days of gas in the tank it’s a really small list. I am a late convert to the Panerai Watches Ireland Replica loyal and I’m not saying that there are other watches available for this price point that don’t offer a wonderful value as well — but then again, they aren’t Panerais.
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 Watch Vs Breitling Replica 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.