Apart from the movement, the case shape, and that sandwich dial, the other signature element of this Luminor household of watches is that lever-operated security system for dogging down the crown. This system is simple, robust, and smart. The curved locking lever includes a small roller on the end of it which, when you lock it down, then presses the wafer-shaped crown against a gasket in the tube, sealing the eye. It is more elaborate than the usual screw-down crown, but it offers an extremely positive method for ensuring water remains from this situation and it’s an excellent alternative to the somewhat fiddly feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there’s no risk of cross-threading either, as occasionally occurs with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). Another huge advantage of this locking lever is it is just plain fun to play with, and even though to do this too much is kind of against the soul of this watch (the entire point of the eight day movement was supposed to decrease to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked position) at precisely the same time you will likely find the impulse to play it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. Thanks to this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs into the tip, it seems really secure and it is a joy to get on. The best thing about it, aside from the opportunity to play with the locking lever, is your dial; this thing 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 lighting up the night that the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The movement is a far better piece of work than I gave it credit for originally. It’s fair, it looks bulletproof and it’s a ton of really nice chronometric characteristics difficult to find at this cost, and if you want something with the total amount of design the PAM 560 has that also includes a free sprung balance and 8 days of gasoline at the tank it’s a very small list. I am a late convert to the Panerai Watches Ugly Replica loyal and I am not saying there are other watches out there for this price point that don’t offer a great value too — but then again, they are not Panerais.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watch Thailand 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.