Add to all this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted — see here and you will discover that the Mare Nostrum’s case design actually is much nearer to what Panerai Watches Video Replica had been doing at the mid-1950s, rather than from the early ’40s. Panerai has a fairly poorly recorded background and the Mare Nostrum is a most fitting example — there is one real detailed image from the ’50s, the one which you see further over, and that is about it. Still, the Mare Nostrum has existed and it is for all to decide how much weight they give into the simple fact of whether or not Italian navy commanders were rocking it throughout World War II.Worry not, however, in the event that you thought this new release was likely to be as enormous as that from some 74 decades back, or its 52mm tribute-pieces out of 2010 and 2015. This is not a new-found thing. There were several limited editions made in Panerai’s pre-Vendome era. On a side note, “pre-V” is probably used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and lovers of this brand likely much prefer calling it the vague “pre-Vendome” instead of “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal watch enthusiasts could understand.Back on subject: back into the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the mention 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide piece that is 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 love reaching its climax with actor Sylvester Stallone — who, in fact, has done a great deal by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and who remains a fan of Panerai for this day.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watch Pam 88 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.