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


Add to all of this study that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted — read that here — and you will learn the Mare Nostrum’s case design really is much closer to what Panerai had been performing in the mid-1950s, as opposed to in the early ’40s. Panerai has a rather poorly documented background and the Mare Nostrum is a fitting example — there’s literally one actual detailed image from the ’50s, the one which you see farther above, and that is about it. However, the Mare Nostrum has definitely existed and it’s for everyone to decide how much weight they give to the fact of whether Italian navy commanders were rocking it during World War II.Worry not, even however, if you believed this brand new release was likely to be enormous as from some 74 years back, or its 52mm tribute-pieces from 2010 and 2015. The Panerai Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 steps only 42mm wide. This is not a new-found thing either. On a side note, “pre-V” is likely used so much since Panerai, auctioneers and lovers of this brand likely much prefer calling it the obscure “pre-Vendome” rather than “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal watch fans could understand.Back on topic: back in the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the reference 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide bit that is remarkably close in its own appearance to this brand new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by two Slytech pieces, in harmony with Panerai’s romance reaching its climax with celebrity Sylvester Stallone — who, in truth, has achieved a whole lot by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and that remains a fan of Panerai for this day.

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 Watch Hands 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.