Apart from the motion, the situation silhouette, which sandwich dial, another signature element of the Luminor family of watches is the fact that lever-operated safety system for dogging down the crown. The curved shoulder lever has a small roller on the end of the which, when you lock it down, then presses on the wafer-shaped crown from a gasket from the tube, sealing the eye. It is more complicated than the usual screw-down crown, but it also offers a very positive method for ensuring water stays out of this situation and it’s an excellent alternative to the somewhat neater feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there is no risk of cross-threading either, as occasionally happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). The other big benefit of this locking lever is it is just plain fun to play, and although to do this too much is kind of against the spirit of the watch (the entire point of the eight day movement was supposed to decrease to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked position) at the same time you will likely discover the urge to play with it irresistible.Despite the size, this is one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. Thanks to this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs to the trick, it feels really secure and it is a pleasure to have on. The best thing about it, aside from the opportunity to play with all the locking lever, is the dial; this item glows like a crop moon.This is a tiny private note; my first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, shining like mad in 1968, so any watch that lighting up the night that the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The motion is a far better piece of work than that I gave it credit for originally. It is honest, it appears bulletproof and it’s plenty of really pleasant chronometric characteristics difficult to find at this cost, and if you want something with the total amount of style the PAM 560 has this also includes a free sprung balance and 8 days of gas in the tank it has a very small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai loyal and I am not saying that there are other watches out there with this price point that do not offer you a great value too — but then again, they are not Panerais.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watch Origin Country 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.