Pre-SIHH 2015: Introducing The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica PAM580 Japanese Movement Replica

Needless to say, the specific same movement is packed into the PAM563 that’s basically the specific same watch just using a running seconds sub-dial at nine — it has the same component count for the motion, it is just that the dial has an opening for those seconds pinion to come through and includes a hand installed on it. It’s a solid CHF 500 more expensive which is quite a lot for the same movement and only an additional complication — but the look of the watch does change to something considerably more complicated by it.Thirdly, the principal plate and bridges are done using a low-friction composite substance that integrates Tantalum-based ceramic and removes the need for extra lubrication. This reduces the need for stones and their requisite lubrication because pivot friction is already minimized due to this composite high carbon percent. As a result, only four stones are used and they also have a DLC coating on them eliminating the need to further lubricate the Incabloc shock system.I assume to some extent that is in line with some moves Panerai used ages ago, but in fact, here it really is about extending that power book as much as you can.

At SIHH 2015 Panerai 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.