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


Add to all this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of all perezcope.com has conducted — read here — and you’ll discover that the Mare Nostrum’s case design really is much closer to what Panerai had been doing at the mid-1950s, rather than from the early ’40s. Panerai has a rather poorly documented background and the Mare Nostrum is a fitting example — there’s literally one actual detailed picture from the ’50s, the one which you see farther above, and that’s about it. However, the Mare Nostrum has existed and it’s for all to determine just how much weight they provide to the fact of whether or not Italian navy commanders were rocking it during World War II.Worry not, however, in the event that you believed this new release was likely to be massive as from some 74 decades ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces out of 2010 and 2015. This is not a new-found thing either. On one note, “pre-V” is probably used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and fans of the brand likely much prefer calling it the obscure “pre-Vendome” instead of “pre-Richemont” that mere mortal watch fans could understand.Back on subject: back into the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the mention 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide piece that’s 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 actor Sylvester Stallone — that, in fact, has achieved a great deal by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and who remains a lover of Panerai for this day.

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.