Apart from the motion, the situation silhouette, and that sandwich dial, the other signature element of this Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated safety system for dogging the crown down. This system is simple, powerful, and clever. The curved locking lever has a small roller on the end of it that, if you lock it down, presses the wafer-shaped crown against a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the eye. It is more elaborate than the usual screw-down crown, but it offers an extremely positive method for ensuring water stays from the case and it’s an excellent alternative to the somewhat neater sense of a screwed-down crown (and there’s no probability of cross-threading either, as occasionally happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into position). The other huge advantage of the locking lever is it is just plain fun to play with, and although to do so too much is kind of against the soul of the watch (the whole point of an eight day movement was to decrease to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked position) at the exact same time you will probably find the urge to play with it irresistible.Despite the size, this is one of those easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. As a result of this thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs into the trick, it feels really secure and it’s a pleasure to get on. The best thing about it, aside from the chance to play with all 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, glowing like crazy in 1968, therefore any watch that lights up the night that the way PAM 560 does is fine by me. The movement is a much better piece of work than that I gave it credit for initially. It is fair, it appears bulletproof and it’s a ton of really nice chronometric features difficult to find at this cost, and if you would like something with the amount of design the PAM 560 has that also includes a free sprung balance and 8 times of gasoline in the tank it has a very small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai Watch Winder Replica loyal and I am not saying there are not other watches available with this price point that don’t offer you a wonderful value too — but then again, they are not Panerais.
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.