But what the Panerai Watches Knockoffs Replica Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being one of the cheaper, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking options in a sea of dull black and blue dial watches.Panerai might be a new only a handful of — admittedly quite similar — ranges, yet it is one among few that have an almost unearthly power in bringing their first-time client back for another model… and then yet another, and another, and so on. Therefore, I don’t feel that the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a typical “first Panerai” — for that, have a look at our Price of Entry article on the cheapest Panerai you can buy.I picked the PAM561 specifically because I wanted to review a Panerai that is not a clear alternative but something one might actually wind up contemplating after taking a look at the present production line-up of this brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor instance, it is a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering that also packs a peculiar hand-wound, in-house-made movement with an 8-day energy reserve.Being the very simple watch that it is, there is not much pizzazz to become distracted by. But that just means that the fewer amount of more prominent elements need to work together with the greater — and, with one notable gripe notwithstanding, they do.To this day, I stay positively baffled by how ingenious this Luminor case design is, particularly in 44mm where proportions together with the dial components I find more spot on than the 47mm. The larger case is proportionate but frequently too large to work well with the dial, in my opinion.
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 2016 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.