The manual wind P.3001/C Calibre movement has, as I mentioned, four DLC covered jewels and operates at 21,600vph. Something else worth mentioning is that there’s a moments reset purpose, so when the time has been set the equilibrium ceases along with the seconds hand yields to zero.Moving to the Panerai Watch Officine Replica LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 dial, Panerai coated it with carbon nanotubes. What this has done is that it essentially allows the dial to absorb more light and decrease reflection when improving the blackness of dial and making the gloomy Superluminova on the palms and markers look even more vivid. Because they could not print or postage on the dial, then the figures and text are employed directly onto the crystal which gets the double-antireflective coating applied.The 49mm-wide case is water-resistant to 100M and is made of Carbotech, which can be a carbon-fibre based composite we have seen in a few Panerai watches in the recent past. Thin sheets of carbon fiber are compacted at high pressures in a controlled temperature with a polymer called PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), a process which binds both and leaves the resulting product stronger.Seeing the integration of innovative materials in watch movements is something I am looking forward to following carefully. Making the need for lubrication superfluous while boasting a 50-year guarantee is a great way for both Panerai and their Liboratorio Di Idee, or LAB-ID, division for attention, and I doubt it’s a claim they would make unless they believed safe that it is realistic.It includes just two series-coupled mainspring barrels that collectively supply 8 days worth of electricity reserve, although you do only get a 3 Hertz operating frequency.
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.