So far as history goes, in its first days Panerai Watches Sale Replica had used 8-day power reserve sequences powered by Angelus movements. This was to fulfill military requirements in a bid to make the watches more reliable within a longer period of time and also, allegedly, to not demand constant adjustment of their time and rewinding of the motion, rescuing the crown gaskets from premature wear.Speaking of that, I entrusted it for you guys out of fascination: it requires roughly one minute and 45 seconds to completely end a stop motion – and boy, is that a good deal of twisting! Winding isn’t among those pleasurable experiences the PAM561 can offer, either. Since the crown barely extends across the airplane of the concave surface of the crown guard, you need to let go and grab hold of the crown countless times while the sharp edge of the shield itself and also the coined border of the crown make matters somewhat less comfortable.The movement itself is in line with Panerai manufacture caliber aesthetics: it is rugged first, interesting second, and lovely third. It’s one of the most rugged-looking calibers on the market, with only one massive plate covering the equipment train and the 2 barrels, and a single bridge that retains the balance wheel protected. Revealed is a massive – and I really do mean huge – third wheel that is secured by a skeletonized bridge. Deep underneath it, close to the barrel, is the center wheel while closer to the balance wheel, and again deep in the guts of the motion, is the wheel and the escapement.The equilibrium wheel itself is of a free-sprung structure, meaning its accuracy is adjusted through the old-school and more elegant means of varying moment of inertia screws at the periphery of the balance wheel. Panerai explains that the bridge behind the equilibrium is fixed by two screws beneath that are threaded rings which turn in both directions. The purpose of this is to adjust the “end-shake” of the equilibrium staff pivots. This technical solution assists the escapement to continue running more easily in case of shocks.
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.