Pre-SIHH 2015: Introducing The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica PAM580 Replica Wholesale Center

Apart from the motion, the situation silhouette, and that sandwich dial, another signature element of the Luminor household of watches is the fact that lever-operated security system for dogging down the crown. The curved locking lever has a small roller on the end of the which, when you lock it down, presses the wafer-shaped crown against a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the watch. It’s more complicated than a screw-down crown, but it features a very positive system for ensuring water stays from the situation and it is a great alternative to the slightly fiddly feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there’s no risk of cross-threading either, as sometimes happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). Another big benefit of this locking lever is that it is just plain fun to play, and although to do so too much is kind of against the spirit 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 place) at the exact same time you will likely find the urge to play it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is only one of those easiest-to-wear watches I have ever had on. Thanks to the thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs into the trick, it feels really secure and it’s a joy to get on. The very best thing about it, other than the opportunity to play with the locking lever, is your dial; this item glows like a crop moon.This is a tiny personal note; my first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, shining like mad in 1968, so any watch that lights up at the night the way PAM 560 does is fine by me. The movement is a far better piece of work than that I gave it credit for initially. It is fair, it looks bulletproof and it has a ton of really nice chronometric features difficult to find at this price, and if you want something with the total amount of design the PAM 560 has that also has a totally free balance and 8 days of gas at the tank it has a really small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai loyal and I’m not saying there are other watches available with this price point that do not offer a wonderful value too — but then again they are not Panerais.

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.