Add to all this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of perezcope.com has conducted — see here — and you will learn that the Mare Nostrum’s case layout actually is much nearer to what Panerai Watches Prices South Africa Replica was performing at the mid-1950s, rather than from the early ’40s. Panerai includes a rather poorly documented history and the Mare Nostrum is a most fitting example — there is literally one actual detailed picture from the ’50s, the one that you see further above, and that is about it. However, the Mare Nostrum has definitely existed and it’s for everyone to determine how much weight they provide into the fact of whether Italian navy commanders were rocking it throughout World War II.Worry not, even though, in the event that you thought this brand new release was likely to be as enormous as that from a 74 decades ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces out of 2010 and 2015. This isn’t a new-found thing either. There were some limited editions produced in Panerai’s pre-Vendome era. This, incidentally, essentially means pre-Richemont (just the titles have changed, but nothing else). On one note, “pre-V” is likely used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and fans of this newest likely much prefer calling it the vague “pre-Vendome” rather than “pre-Richemont” that only mortal watch enthusiasts could understand.Back on subject: back in the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the mention 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide piece that is remarkably close in its own look to this new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by two Slytech bits, in harmony with Panerai’s love reaching its climax with celebrity Sylvester Stallone — who, in fact, has done a whole lot by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and who remains a fan of Panerai for this day.
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.