From a strictly military standpoint, sporting a white dial dip watch on a assignment could possibly cause your fellow commando soldiers to smack you in the back of the mind. But exactly what the Panerai Watches Houston Tx Replica Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being one of the cheaper, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking options at a sea of boring blue and black dial watches.Panerai might be a new only a few of — admittedly quite similar — ranges, yet it still is one among few that come with an almost unearthly power in attracting their first-time customer back for one more model… and then another, and another, and so on. As such, I don’t think that the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a standard “first Panerai” — for that, have a look at our Price of Entry article on the most affordable Panerai you can buy.I chosen the PAM561 specifically because I needed to review a Panerai that is not a clear choice but something one might in fact wind up considering after taking a look at the current production line-up of this brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor instance, it is a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering which also packs a more unusual hand-wound, in-house-made movement having an 8-day power reserve.Being the simple watch that it’s, there isn’t much pizzazz to become distracted by. But that only means that the fewer amount of more prominent elements have to work together with the greater — and, with one notable gripe notwithstanding they do.To this day, I remain positively baffled by how imaginative this Luminor case design is, especially in 44mm where proportions together with the dial elements I find more spot on than the 47mm. The bigger case is proportionate but frequently too large to work nicely with the dial, in my opinion.
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.