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


The Panerai Watches Lowest Prices Replica Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 (PAM00716) is a surprise, mid-2017 release from Officine Panerai that really harkens back to not only its pre-Richemont days, but also to the brand’s first chronograph, generated during World War II. . However, if you are more on-point using the history of Panerai than all this planet, you’ll understand that Mare Nostrum has been the title of the organization’s first chronograph, reportedly created for deck officers at the Italian Navy.As you’d imagine, given the standing of mid-20th century Panerai, along with the appalling conditions of World War II, the first Mare Nostrum prototype proved to be a appropriate monstrum of a watch. As such, the origins of this title “Mare Nostrum” could be traced back into the age of the Roman Empire, but you really need not look back that far in time to really have an idea as to why it was named as such in the Italy of the early 1940s. Funnily enough, many sources say that the 1943 model of the Mare Nostrum never made it into production as a result of turmoils of the war — sounds like a lazy explanation, because at what other time than during war would a watch made specifically for the army function of any real use? Anyhow, Panerai also produced other apparatus under the title Mare Nostrum — so while they weren’t too keen on the watch they were keen on the title, it seems. Other Panerai Mare Nostrum objects contained delay and timing devices for torpedoes and several other explosives used by the Italian military during WWII — just check out that striking looking Mare Nostrum chronograph boasting a Minerva caliber and some nifty anti-vibration apparatus.

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.