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


Sandwich dials are entertaining and all, but your very first Panerai more than likely had that already, and the PAM561 is more like your second or third at line, as I mentioned previously, where you do want something new at the subtleties that leave you Panerai different from the other. The prominent “8 DAYS” indicating above six o’clock describes the P.5000 in-house caliber — but before we move on to this, just one more word (and my only complaint with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals along with the black painted hands with their off-white (but not artificial vintage!) Center contrast beautifully against the sharp white dial — the lume pips and also the middle of the palms turn noticeably green when it’s bright out, the superbly excellent Panerai lume is indeed strong. Stay indoors for more, however, as the lume sparks (and does not get much control from ambient lights), these elements go back to being white.Everlastingly good colour contrast aside, but the only two palms on the PAM561 are simply way too short. I noticed that in official pictures but during the excitement of unpacking a freshly received inspection unit, they stood out to me as too short — and, frankly, I really don’t see why this was necessary. The minute hand falls way short of the track it’s by definition assumed to reach, and the hour hand sometimes only looks “lost” in the sea of white, coming in way too brief to become even remotely near the outer edge of the dial (it hardly reaches halfway across).Perhaps longer and thicker palms could have put extra strain on the movement, however if anything, an 8-day power reserve movement should have sufficient torque to move these thin and light hands around. I goes so far as to say I’d have traded a day or 2 of electricity reserve for more hands.With that, onto the motion we go: dubbed the P.5000, it is but one of Panerai’s tirelessly expanding array of in-house movements and pretty much the most economical among them.

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 Watches San Jose Replica 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.