. But if you’re more on-point using the background of Panerai Watches Luminor Replica than that of this world, you will understand that Mare Nostrum has been the title of the organization’s very first chronograph, allegedly designed for deck officers in the Italian Navy.As you would imagine, given the standing of mid-20th century Panerai, along with the dreadful circumstances of World War II, the first Mare Nostrum prototype was a appropriate monstrum of a watch. As such, the origins of this name “Mare Nostrum” can be traced back to the age of the Roman Empire, but you really need not look back that far in time to have an idea as to why it was named as such in the Italy of the early 1940s. Funnily enough, most sources state that the 1943 model of the Mare Nostrum never made it into production as a result of turmoils of the war — seems just like a lazy explanation, because at what other time than through warfare could a watch designed specifically for the army be of any real use? Anyhow, Panerai also generated other apparatus under the title Mare Nostrum — so while they weren’t too keen on the watch they had been keen on the name, it seems. Additional Panerai Mare Nostrum items included delay and timing devices for torpedoes and several other explosives employed by the Italian military during WWII — just check out that striking appearing Mare Nostrum chronograph boasting a Minerva caliber and a few nifty anti-vibration apparatus.
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 Watches Expendables 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.