Add to all of this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has ran — read that here and you will learn the Mare Nostrum’s case layout actually is much nearer to what Panerai was doing at the mid-1950s, rather than in the early ’40s. Panerai includes a fairly poorly documented background and the Mare Nostrum is a most fitting example — there’s literally one real detailed image from the ’50s, the one that you see further above, and that is about it. However, the Mare Nostrum has existed and it’s for everyone to determine just how much weight they provide into the simple fact of whether or not Italian navy commanders were rocking it during World War II.Worry not, even though, in the event that you believed this new release was likely to be massive as from a 74 years back, or its 52mm tribute-pieces out of 2010 and 2015. This is not a new-found thing. On a side note, “pre-V” is likely used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and fans of the newest likely much prefer calling it the obscure “pre-Vendome” instead of “pre-Richemont” that only mortal watch enthusiasts could understand.Back on subject: back in the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the reference 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide bit that’s remarkably close in its look to this brand new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by 2 Slytech bits, in harmony with Panerai’s love reaching its climax with celebrity Sylvester Stallone — that, in fact, has done a whole lot by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and that remains a lover of Panerai for this day.
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 Dublin 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.