So far as background goes, in its first days Panerai had used 8-day power book sequences powered by Angelus movements. This was to fulfill military requirements in a bid to produce the watches more reliable over a longer period of time and also, allegedly, not to demand constant adjustment of their time and rewinding of their movement, saving the crown gaskets from early wear.Speaking of that, I entrusted it to get you guys out of fascination: it takes about one minute and 45 minutes to completely end a stop motion – and boy, is that a good deal of twisting! Winding isn’t one of the pleasurable experiences the PAM561 could provide, either. As the crown barely extends across the airplane of the concave surface of the crown shield, you have to go and catch hold of the crown innumerable times while the sharp edge of the shield itself along with the coined edge of the crown make things somewhat less comfortable.The motion itself is in accord with Panerai manufacture grade aesthetics: it is rugged first, interesting second, and beautiful third. It’s one of the very rugged-looking calibers out there, with only one massive plate covering the equipment train and the 2 barrels, and one bridge which holds the balance wheel protected. Revealed is a huge – and I do mean huge – third wheel that is fastened by a skeletonized bridge. Deep underneath it, close to the barrel, is the center wheel while closer to the balance wheel, and again deep in the bowels of this movement, is the fourth wheel along with the escapement.The balance wheel itself is obviously a free-sprung construction, meaning its precision is adjusted via the more old-school and more elegant means of variable moment of inertia screws at the periphery of the balance wheel. Panerai explains that the bridge supporting the balance is fixed by two screws under which are threaded rings that turn in both directions. The purpose of this is to adjust the “end-shake” of this balance staff pivots. This technical solution assists the escapement to keep on running more smoothly in the event of shocks.
For the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM616, Used Panerai Watches Japan Replica 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.