Panerai Introduces The Paneristi 15th Anniversary Luminor PAM634 (With Specs & Pricing) Replica Watches Young Professional


Sandwich dials are entertaining and all, but your very first Panerai more than likely had that already, and the PAM561 is similar to your second or third at line, as I mentioned previously, where you do need something new in the subtleties that leave one Panerai distinct from the other. The prominent “8 DAYS” marking above six o’clock refers to the P.5000 in-house grade — but before we proceed to this, just one more word (and my only complaint with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals and the black painted hands using their off-white (although not artificial vintage!) Centre contrast beautifully against the white dial — the lume pips and the middle of the palms turn noticeably green if it is bright outside, the famously excellent Panerai lume is indeed strong. Stay inside for longer, though, as the lume discharges (and does not get much charge from ambient lights), these components return to being white.Everlastingly very good colour comparison aside, but the only two palms on the PAM561 are just way too short. I noticed this in official pictures but through the excitement of unpacking a freshly obtained inspection unit, they soon stood out to me too short — and, frankly, I really don’t see why this was essential. The second hand falls way short of this track it’s by definition supposed to reach, along with the hour occasionally just looks “missing” from the sea of white, coming in way too short to be even remotely close to the outer edge of the dial (it hardly reaches halfway across).Perhaps more and heavier palms could have put extra strain on the motion, however if anything, an 8-day power reserve movement should have enough torque to move them light and thin hands around. I goes so far as to say I would have traded a day or 2 of electricity book for longer hands.With that, on the movement we proceed: dubbed the P.5000, it’s but one of Panerai’s logically expanding array of in-house movements and pretty much the most affordable among them.

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.