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

Apart from the movement, the case silhouette, and that sandwich dial, another signature element of this Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated security system for dogging the crown down. This system is simple, robust, and clever. The curved shoulder lever includes a small roller on the end of it that, if you lock it down, then presses the wafer-shaped crown against a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the eye. It’s more complicated than the usual screw-down crown, but it also offers an extremely positive system for ensuring water stays out of this situation and it is a great alternative to the somewhat neater sense of a screwed-down crown (and there’s no risk of cross-threading either, as sometimes happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into place). Another big benefit of this locking lever is that it’s just plain fun to play with, and even though to do so too much is kind of against the spirit of the watch (the entire point of an eight day movement was to reduce to a minimum the period of time the crown is in an unlocked position) at the same time you will likely find the impulse to play it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. Thanks to the thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs into the tip, it seems really secure and it’s a pleasure to have on. The very best thing about it, other than the chance to play with all the locking lever, is the 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, so any watch that lighting up the night the way PAM 560 does is okay by me. The motion is a far better piece of work than that I gave it credit for originally. It is honest, it appears bulletproof and it’s a ton of really pleasant chronometric characteristics hard to see this price, and if you would like something with the total amount of design the PAM 560 has that also has a totally free balance and 8 times of gasoline at the tank it’s a really small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai Watch Jason Statham Replica faithful and I’m not saying that there are other watches out there for this price point that do not offer a great value too — but then again, they aren’t Panerais.

In 2010 Panerai 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.