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

Aside from the motion, the situation silhouette, which sandwich dial, the other signature element of this Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated security system for dogging down the crown. This system is simple, powerful, and clever. The curved shoulder lever has a small roller on the end of it which, when you lock it down, presses the wafer-shaped crown from a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the watch. It’s more complicated than a screw-down crown, but it features an extremely positive method for ensuring water remains out of this situation and it’s a great alternative to the somewhat fiddly feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there is no probability of cross-threading either, as sometimes happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). Another big advantage of this locking lever is that it is just plain fun to play, and although to do this too much is sort of against the soul of the watch (the entire point of the eight day movement was supposed to reduce to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked place) in the exact same time you will likely discover the urge to play with it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. As a result of this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness in the lugs to the trick, it feels really secure and it is a joy to get on. The best thing about it, other than the opportunity to play with the locking lever, is your 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, glowing like mad in 1968, so any watch that lights up at the night the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The movement is a far better piece of work than I gave it credit for initially. It’s honest, it looks bulletproof and it’s a ton of really pleasant chronometric features hard to see this price, and if you want something with the amount of design the PAM 560 has that also has a free sprung balance and 8 times of gas in the tank it’s a very small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai loyal and I am not saying that there are not other watches available for this price point that don’t offer you a great value as well — but then again they aren’t Panerais.

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.