SIHH 2015: Up Close With The Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanio PAM603 (With Photos And Price) Low Price Replica


So far as background goes, in its first days Panerai had used 8-day power reserve watches powered by Angelus moves. This was to meet military requirements in a bid to make the watches more dependable within a longer period of time and, allegedly, not to necessitate constant adjustment of the time and rewinding of their movement, rescuing the crown gaskets from premature wear.Speaking of which, I timed it to get you men out of curiosity: it requires roughly one minute and 45 seconds to completely end a stop movement – and boy, is that a lot of winding! Winding is not among those pleasurable experiences the PAM561 could offer, either. Since the crown barely extends over the plane of the concave top of the crown shield, you need to let go and grab hold of the crown countless times while the sharp edge of the shield itself and also the coined edge of the crown create things somewhat less comfortable.The movement itself is in line with Panerai manufacture caliber aesthetics: it’s rocky first, intriguing second, and beautiful third. It is one of the very rugged-looking calibers out there, with just one massive plate covering the gear train and the two barrels, and a single bridge which retains the balance wheel secure. Revealed is a huge – and I really do mean huge – third wheel that’s secured by a skeletonized bridge. Deep underneath it, near the barrel, is the center wheel while closer to the balance wheel, and deep in the bowels of the motion, is the fourth wheel and the escapement.The equilibrium wheel itself is obviously a free-sprung structure, meaning its precision is corrected through the more old-school and clearly more elegant way of varying moment of inertia screws in the periphery of the balance wheel. Panerai explains that the bridge supporting the equilibrium is fixed by two screws beneath that are threaded rings which turn in both directions. The objective of this is to adjust the “end-shake” of the equilibrium staff pivots. This technical solution helps the escapement to continue running more easily in case of shocks.

In 2010 Panerai Watches For Sale Replica unveiled the first oversized Mare Nostrum chronograph (PAM300), inspired by a prototype officer’s chronograph from 1943. That is now a desirable timepiece on the secondary market, so true to form Panerai introduced the Mare Nostrum Titanio PAM603 at SIHH 2015.

Translating as “our sea”, Mare Nostrum was the Roman term for the Mediterranean Sea, coming back into vogue during the Second World War. And it was for the deck officers of the Italian Navy of WWII that the original Mare Nostrum prototypes were developed.

Aesthetically the new Mare Nostrum is very similar to the 2010 model. The case is 52 mm in diameter, with a brushed finish and a wide, flat bezel. But it is made of titanium, making it less heavy than it looks (the 2010 watch was in steel).

The dial is a dark brown with gold hands and parchment markings. Panerai does excel at recreating the look of watches from times past, and the Mare Nostrum feels very much like a vintage watch.

As with several Panerai reissue models, the numerals and markers are engraved, then filled with Super-Luminova. Notably, the chapter ring is raised, sitting a step above the centre of the dial.

Inside is the Minerva calibre 13-22, here known as the Panerai OP XXV movement. It’s a traditionally constructed and finished movement with German silver bridges. Unlike the 2010 model, however, this has a solid back, keep the movement hidden. That is a shame as like all Minerva movements it is hand-finished to a high standard, far beyond what is typical of a Panerai.

The Mare Nostrum Titanio PAM603 is limited to 300 pieces in total, with 150 pieces produced each year in 2015 and 2016. The price is €37,000 before taxes, or 58,200 Singapore dollars with 7% tax.