Apart from the movement, the situation shape, which sandwich dial, the other signature element of the Luminor household of watches is the fact that lever-operated security system for dogging the crown down. The curved locking lever has a small roller on the end of it that, if you lock it down, then presses the wafer-shaped crown from a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the watch. It is more elaborate than the usual screw-down crown, but it also offers an extremely positive system for ensuring water stays from the situation and it is a great alternative to the slightly neater feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there is no probability of cross-threading either, as sometimes occurs with watches whose crowns are screwed into position). Another huge benefit of this locking lever is it is just plain fun to play with, and even though to do so too much is sort of against the soul of this watch (the entire point of an eight day movement was supposed to decrease to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked position) at the exact same time you will probably discover the urge to play it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is only one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. As a result of the thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness in the lugs into the tip, it seems really secure and it is a pleasure to get on. The very best thing about it, other than the chance to play with all the locking lever, is your dial; this thing glows like a harvest moon.This is a tiny private note; my first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, glowing like mad in 1968, therefore any watch that lights up the night the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The motion is a far better piece of work than I gave it credit for originally. It is honest, it looks bulletproof and it has plenty of really nice chronometric characteristics hard to find at this cost, and if you would like something with the total amount of design the PAM 560 has this also includes a totally free balance and 8 times of gasoline in the tank it’s a really small list. I am a late convert to the Panerai faithful and I’m not saying that there are other watches out there with this price point that don’t offer a wonderful value as well — but then again they are not Panerais.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watches Ireland Replica will unveil the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica, a variation of its Luminor chronograph, in matte black ceramic.
Two years ago Panerai unveiled its P.9100 in-house chronograph movement, a self-winding calibre with a condensed chronograph display featuring just two central hands. First available only in steel or gold, the P.9100 has now made its way into the new Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica PAM580 with a black ceramic case. The look of the new chronograph is classic Panerai: the case is matte black ceramic with a 44 mm diameter, while the dial and hands have faux vintage ivory Super Luminova.
The chronograph has just two hands, both mounted on the central axis of the dial. A blue hands records the elapsed seconds, while the rhodium plated hand just below does the same for the minutes. In addition the chronograph has a flyback function. Constant seconds is displayed in the sub-dial at nine o’clock, with the date just across. A sapphire display back – tinted grey as Panerai has done with other ceramic watches – reveals the P.9100 movement. It has a three day power reserve as well as the usual bells and whistles of a modern chronograph, like a column wheel and vertical clutch.
The price of the Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica has yet to be announced, but it will be between US$12,800 and US$30,900, which are the prices of the same model in steel and rose gold respectively. An educated guess would peg it at around US$18,000.