Pre-SIHH 2015: Introducing The Panerai Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat PAM848 (With Specs And Price) Replica For Sale

Should you want this motion and case size but with classic styling, then the PAM590 is the pick, however, the P.5000 also comes in the 45mm Radiomir situation for exactly the same price (CHF 5,700). All this is to say that you have an unusually large number of choice choices to the PAM561 which makes it easier (or harder?) To locate one that matches your taste more. Add to this the innumerable strap options and you do get a mind-numbing number of variants — maybe a few too many, even.Overall, the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is an enjoyable, if not exciting watch at the Panerai Luminor stable and I wouldn’t mind wearing for a much more extended period of time. This noted, I don’t think it’s everything going for it to be a keeper, similar to a refreshing addition that you wear then sell to move onto another Panerai that tickles your fancy — since that’s often how it functions, which is not always a bad thing.The use of materials in innovative and beneficial ways is your current “space race” in contemporary mechanical watches, also Panerai wants to show that it is no slouch in this arena. In fact, the brand asserts that this decrease of friction must allow the motion to be “guaranteed for 50 years” because of the fact it does not need lubrication. I will get into the particulars of it a tiny bit more, but it is a interesting development that just 50 people will be able to enjoy for now, because that’s the number of bits that will be reached within this limited edition run.The Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch can make its 50-year promise due to four inventions used in the new P.3001/C Calibre movement. The first of those innovations is the use of dry lubricated barrels, in which both mainspring barrels have a multi-layer coating using a last layer of DLC. Then, there is the silicon escapement that’s predominantly made of silicon and features an uppermost coating of DLC.

Panerai continues its series of annual Sealand editions dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac with the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat (PAM00848), featuring a hunter case decorated with gold-inlaid hand-engraving.

Fitted with distinctive flip covers over the dial, the hunter cases of Panerai Luminor Sealand watches are a perfect canvas for engraving. To be officially unveiled at SIHH, the 2015 edition of the Luminor 1950 Sealand is dedicated to the Year of the Goat, the seventh in an annual edition for each year’s Chinese Zodiac and also the first in the Luminor 1950 case. While most of the earlier Sealand watches were engraved by Purdey, the maker of precious hunting rifles, Panerai now turns to Italian craftsman for the gold-inlaid engraving. The steel lid is first engraved by hand, and then fine gold wires are beaten into the grooves of the engraving until the image is formed in gold.

The inside of the lid has a little mirror, and beneath it is a steel grey dial that differs from the typical Panerai look. Minimalist with just a “12”, the dial has black baton indices with tiny luminous dots.

Unusually, the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat is the first Sealand watch to use the Luminor 1950 case as well as an in-house movement, the P.9000. Earlier Sealand editions used the standard 44 mm Luminor case which lacks the more complex form of the 1950. Those were also powered by a simple Unitas movement.

Available only at Panerai boutiques and produced in an edition of just 100 watches, the Luminor 1950 Sealand Year of the Goat is priced at 32,500 Singapore dollars, which is equivalent to about US$26,000. Panerai isn’t alone with a Chinese Zodiac-themed timepiece, Vacheron Constantin will also present a Year of the Goat edition at SIHH 2015.