If you desire this movement and case size but with classic styling, then the PAM590 is the choice, but the P.5000 comes at the 45mm Radiomir case for exactly the same price (CHF 5,700). All this is to say you have an unusually high number of alternative choices to the PAM561 which makes it easier (or harder?) To locate one that matches your taste more. Add to the the countless strap options and you do have a mind-numbing number of variants — perhaps a few too many, even.Overall, the Panerai Watches.Com Replica Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is an enjoyable, maybe exciting watch at the Panerai Luminor stable and I would not mind wearing for an even more extended time period. This mentioned, I do not think it has everything going for it to be a keeper, similar to a refreshing addition that you wear and then market to move onto the next Panerai that tickles your fancy — because that’s often how it functions, which isn’t always a bad thing.The use of materials in advanced and valuable ways is the current “space race” in modern mechanical watches, also Panerai wants to demonstrate that it’s no slouch in this arena. In fact, the brand claims that this decrease of friction should permit the movement to be “guaranteed for 50 years” due to the fact it doesn’t require lubrication. I will get into the particulars of it a tiny bit longer, but it’s a fascinating development that just 50 people will be able to enjoy for today, since that is the number of bits that are going to be made within this limited edition run.The Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700 watch can create its 50-year promise because of four innovations utilized in the new P.3001/C Calibre movement. The first of these innovations is that the use of dry lubricated barrels, where the two mainspring barrels have a multi-layer coating using a final layer of DLC. Then, there is the silicon escapement that’s predominantly made of silicon and also has an uppermost coating of DLC.
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.