This neatly leads us to the new-ish Panerai Watches Gold Replica Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716, that is equipped with a 42mm-wide, 50 meter water resistant case in stainless steel, a blue dial with tan coloured luminescent indices and main palms, a km/h bezel, plus a bizarre and strange OP XXXIII movement that’s actually an ETA 2801 using a Dubois-Depraz module for the chronograph. It has an expectedly measly 42-hour power book — no more fancy Panerai in-house motion here, arguably because it would not have made much sense for Panerai to expensively develop an in-house chronograph movement that fits to a 42mm case.The km/h bezel is, to put it kindly, a mysterious addition on a wristwatch allegedly designed for boat commanders. Add to this the reality that this being a regular tachymeter scale, some additional unit of rate would work just the same. The conventional, piston-style chronograph pushers, the tachymeter bezel, the small case size, the nicely curved, extended lugs, and also the blue-tan color combination individually would make any Panerai the odd one out. This may fire back however – the Mare Nostrum has a patchy history, with hardly any documentation or actual pieces remaining from whichever age it really belongs — and this may raise a few flags for the cautious, super-nerdy collector who this is pretty much entirely aimed for.All this noted, it’s good to see Panerai do something out of the ordinary, leaving the Luminors and Radiomirs on the side for a moment and presenting a look so rarely encountered from them — I wouldn’t be surprised (actually I expect) that Panerai is actually testing the waters here, because I’d really like to see more refreshing and strange designs.
In 2010 Panerai Watches For Sale Australia 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.