Pre-SIHH 2015: Introducing The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica PAM580 Replica At Best Price


Add to all this study that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted — read that here — and you’ll learn the Mare Nostrum’s case layout really is closer to what Panerai was doing at the mid-1950s, rather than in the early ’40s. Panerai includes a rather poorly recorded background and the Mare Nostrum is a fitting example — there is one actual 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 decide how much weight they provide to the simple fact of whether Italian navy commanders were rocking it during World War II.Worry not, even however, in the event that you thought this brand new release was going to be massive as that from a 74 years ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces from 2010 and 2015. This is not a new-found thing either. On a side note, “pre-V” is likely used so much since Panerai, auctioneers and lovers of this brand likely much prefer calling it the vague “pre-Vendome” instead of “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal watch fans could understand.Back on topic: back into the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the mention 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide piece that’s remarkably close in its appearance to this new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by two Slytech bits, in harmony with Panerai’s romance reaching its climax with actor Sylvester Stallone — that, in fact, has done a whole lot by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and who remains a fan of Panerai to this day.

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.