But exactly what exactly the Panerai Watches Singapore Replica Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being among the more affordable, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking alternatives at a sea of boring blue and black dial watches.Panerai might be a new only a handful of — admittedly very similar — ranges, yet it still is one among few that come with an almost unearthly power in bringing their first-time client back for one more version… and then another, and yet another, etc. As such, I don’t feel the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a standard “first Panerai” — for that, check out our Price of Entry informative article on the most affordable Panerai you can buy.I picked the PAM561 especially because I needed to review a Panerai that is not a clear choice but something one could actually end up considering after looking at the current production line-up of this brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor case, it is a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering that also packs a unusual hand-wound, in-house-made movement having an 8-day power reserve.Being the simple watch it is, there is not much pizzazz to get distracted by. But that just means that the fewer amount of more notable elements need to work together with the better — and, with one notable gripe however they do.To this day, I remain positively baffled by how imaginative this Luminor case design is, particularly in 44mm where proportions together with the dial elements I find much more spot on than the 47mm. The larger case is proportionate but often too large to work well with the dialup, in my view.
For the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM616, Panerai has turned to a carbon fibre reinforced polymer known as Carbotech for the case, bezel and crown lever bridge, the first time Panerai has used a carbon fibre composite.
Long popular with brands like Hublot and Richard Mille, it is now Panerai‘s turn to use carbon fibre composite for a watch case. The new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic (PAM00616) is named after the carbon fibre reinforced polymer used for make the case, bezel and crown lock bridge. Carbon fibre composites like Carbotech have a characteristic wave-like pattern due to the layering process used to make the material. Sheets of carbon fibre are laid on top of each other, with a polymer resin in between to hold it together. It is then put in an autoclave, a sort of high pressure oven, resulting in a light and strong composite. The distinctive striped appearance is due to the layers of carbon fibre inside.
Rated to 300 m, like most of the other Panerai Submersible watches, the case is 47 mm in diameter, with blue accents on the dial as well as parchment coloured Super-Luminova.
While the case is carbon composite, the screw-down back is titanium due to the fact that carbon fibre composite not reacting well to torsional (or twisting) forces. The PAM616 is equipped with the P.9000 automatic movement and a rubber strap. The Submersible Carbotech is part of the regular collection, with pricing yet to be announced.