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

But what the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it constitutes by being one of the cheaper, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking options in a sea of dull black and blue dial watches.Panerai may be a new just a handful of — admittedly quite similar — ranges, yet it still is one among few which have an almost unearthly power in attracting their first-time customer back for one more version… and then yet another, and another, etc. As such, I don’t think that the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a standard “first Panerai” — for this, check out our Cost of Entry article on the cheapest Panerai you can buy.I chosen the PAM561 especially because I wanted to review a Panerai that isn’t a clear alternative but something one could actually wind up considering after looking at the present production line-up of the brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor case, it’s a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering that also packs a peculiar hand-wound, in-house-made movement having an 8-day energy reserve.Being the simple watch it’s, there isn’t much pizzazz to become distracted by. But that just means that the fewer number of consequently more prominent elements need to work together with the better — and, with a single notable gripe however, they do.To this day, I remain positively baffled by how imaginative this Luminor case layout is, especially in 44mm where proportions with the dial components I find much more spot on compared to 47mm. The bigger case is proportionate but often too big to work nicely with the dial, in my view.

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.