Add to all this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted — see that here — and you’ll learn the Mare Nostrum’s case layout actually is much closer to what Panerai Watches Quality Replica was performing in the mid-1950s, as opposed to in the early ’40s. Panerai includes a fairly poorly recorded history and the Mare Nostrum is a fitting example — there is literally one real detailed picture from the ’50s, the one which you see farther over, and that is about it. Still, the Mare Nostrum has definitely existed and it’s for all to decide just how much weight they provide to the simple fact of whether Italian navy commanders were rocking it throughout World War II.Worry not, even however, if you believed this new release was likely to be enormous as that from a 74 years ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces from 2010 and 2015. This isn’t a new-found thing either. There were several limited editions made in Panerai’s pre-Vendome era. This, incidentally, basically means pre-Richemont (only the names have changed, but nothing else). On a side note, “pre-V” is likely used so much since Panerai, auctioneers and lovers of this newest likely much prefer calling it the obscure “pre-Vendome” instead of “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal watch fans could understand.Back on topic: back into the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the reference 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide bit that’s remarkably close in its own look to this new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by 2 Slytech pieces, in harmony with Panerai’s love reaching its climax with actor Sylvester Stallone — that, in truth, has achieved a whole lot by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and that remains a fan of Panerai for this day.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watch Officine 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.