Panerai Introduces The Paneristi 15th Anniversary Luminor PAM634 (With Specs & Pricing) Replica For Sale

If you want this movement and case dimensions but with vintage styling, the PAM590 is the choice, but the P.5000 also comes in the 45mm Radiomir situation for exactly the same price (CHF 5,700). All this is to say you have an unusually large number of alternative choices to the PAM561 which makes it easier (or more difficult?) To locate one which matches your preference more. Add to this the innumerable strap choices and you do have a mind-numbing number of variations — maybe a few too many, even.Overall, the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is an enjoyable, maybe exciting watch at the Panerai Luminor stable and one I would not mind wearing for an even more extended time period. This mentioned, I don’t think it’s everything going for it to be a keeper, similar to a refreshing addition which you wear and then sell to move onto the next Panerai that tickles your fancy — since that’s often how it works, which isn’t always a bad thing.The utilization of materials in advanced and beneficial ways is your present “space race” in modern mechanical watches, and Panerai wishes to show that it is no slouch in this arena. In fact, the brand claims that this reduction of friction should permit 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 more, but it’s a interesting development that only 50 people will get to enjoy for now, because that is the number of pieces that will be made in this limited edition run.The Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch can create its own 50-year guarantee due to four innovations used in the new P.3001/C Calibre movement. The first of these innovations is the use of sterile lubricated barrels, in which both mainspring barrels have a multi-layer coating with a last coating of DLC. Then, there is the silicon escapement which is predominantly made of silicon and also features an uppermost coating of DLC.

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.