Add to this the reality that this being a regular tachymeter scale, any other unit of rate would work just the same. The conventional, piston-style chronograph pushers, the tachymeter bezel, the small case size, the well curved, long lugs, and the blue-tan color combination individually will make any Panerai the odd one out. This could fire back however – that the Mare Nostrum has a malevolent history, with barely any documentation or actual portions remaining from whichever era it really belongs — and this may raise a few flags to the attentive, super-nerdy collector that this is pretty much entirely aimed for.All this mentioned, it’s good to see Panerai do something out of the normal, leaving the Luminors and Radiomirs on the side for a moment and introducing a look so rarely encountered from them — I would not be surprised (in fact I expect) the Panerai is actually testing the waters here, because I’d really like to see more refreshing and strange layouts.
At SIHH 2015 Panerai Watches Quality 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.