Average Panerai treats include the reassuringly snappy crown guard lever — that I liked to fiddle with whenever I had a brief moment to spare in a queue or on public transportation. It’s a thing I find myself reaching and disappointedly not finding after strapping on other watches. Also appreciated was that the 24mm lug width that opens up a nearly infinite supply of strap options.Panerai will market you calf and buffalo leather straps from CHF 220 heading up to CHF 360 to get alligator ones. But honestly, at this point, there is such a huge choice of aftermarket straps that you’d be highly encouraged to store around there (and support those men, as well). The black “Calf Monte Carlo” leather strap the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is provided with is of decent quality, but nothing noteworthy that would add or take away from its general look and belief. If anything, this black-on-black option I think is somewhat secure and dull, particularly as this white dial version is about more vibrant colors and forcing regular, secure aesthetics to the side a little. Aside from looks, wearability is as good as it always is with a Panerai, as the watch is kept company and secure as a result of its ample width, depth, and rigidity of the strap along with its massive, Panerai-marked pin buckle.The dial is more unusual not simply in its colour but also in its mark, with Arabic numerals all around (unlike your more average Panerai dials that only have numerals for 12, 3, 6, and 9 with baton markers everywhere else) and an additional plus, again, rarer 60-minute track on the periphery. All of these are painted on the dial’s surface as the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 includes a solid dial in contrast to the famous Panerai sandwich dial.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watches Edinburgh 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.