Switzerland is always called ‘the hometown of watches and clocks’. Today I tell you: there is also a place called Italy, which also has high-end watches and clocks, where there is a long history and full of art. At this point, I know people will blurt out immediately: Panerai. That’s right, this is a high-end watch brand that was born in 1860 and has an inextricable bond with the ocean. Today I want to introduce you to a new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3-day power reserve watch, the official model: PAM00661.
Only Panerai can be spotted at a glance
There are not many watches that can be seen at a glance by their shape. Panerai is one of them. The highly recognizable case design has become Panerai’s irreplaceable DNA. At the same time, it is equipped with a wide strap and exaggerated protection. Bridges and minimal scales and dials are unforgettable as long as you look at them. We all know that Panerai was the first to serve the Royal Italian Navy. It was born with military watch pedigree. Although it has developed into a civilian watch, it still has not got rid of its original taste. Many people love it, not only because it is different, but also in pursuit of a feeling. Personally, I feel that every piece of Panerai is full of retro flavor. There is no need to do any special design. Any one can make it. People recall once.
Dare to play, be bold, Panerai’s innovative materials
In this era of innovation, major watch brands have indeed done their best and creativity is everywhere. While adhering to tradition, Panerai is also constantly innovating. As for the case material, it has also played a lot of ‘patterns’. It has used bronze, titanium, PVD, aluminum, ceramics, etc. Of multiple materials.
Panerai PAM00661 watch
I believe many people still remember that last year Panerai launched a watch PAM00616 made of Carbotech carbon fiber composite materials, which greatly surprised the watch industry. This material is very unique and can be said to be the first time it has been used in the production of high-end watches among. In May this year at the DIVE INTO TIME exhibition ending in Florence, the birthplace of the Panerai brand, Panerai once again showed a new Luminor Marina product with the same material, which is the PAM00661 introduced in this article. Won everyone’s praise.
According to official data: In order to manufacture Carbotech materials used in watch components, carbon fiber sheets are compressed at high pressure at a controlled temperature, and the polymer polymer polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is added to bond this composite material to Together, make it harder and more durable. Thanks to this structure, Carbotech’s mechanical properties are superior to similar or other materials used in watchmaking (such as ceramics and titanium). Carbotech is lighter than these two materials, can withstand external influences, and does not cause allergic reactions and is not easily corroded.
This shows that Panerai’s extraordinary achievements in material innovation really cannot be underestimated. The editor has also touched this watch with his own hands. The matte black surface is very rich in texture and the texture is very good. Moreover, each watch will show a different pattern due to different cutting methods, becoming a unique existence.
New Luminor Marina case changes
The watch not only uses innovative material technology, the case has also undergone new changes, but it still retains the taste of Panerai. The 44mm pillow-shaped case is full of military style. The new Luminor Marina watch evolved from Luminor 1950, but is loyal to the original design. Compared to it, it looks thinner and lighter.
At the same time, it is also equipped with a striking crown bridge protection device, which has only been adjusted in proportion and has very strong waterproof performance, reaching a depth of 300 meters.
The design of the Panerai dial has never been too decorative. The pure black dial is dotted with pale yellow hour markers. The classic dots are interspersed with Arabic numerals, showing a long history. At 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock, the Panerai logo and the series to which the watch belongs are decorated. Rectangular date display windows are opened at 3 o’clock.
Small seconds dial with blue hands
In the design of Panerai this year, in addition to material innovation, design improvements have also been made. The small seconds dial of this watch uses a more striking blue, forming the only contrasting element on the dial. Blue represents the ocean and also highlights the marine soul of Panerai, which is very chic and elegant.
Panerai’s attention to detail can be said to be well-known. Whether it is the crown, lugs or straps, it is a testament to the high quality.
If you have a face, you also have a soul: P.9010 movement
When it comes to the soul of a watch, it is natural to talk about the core part-the movement. Although this watch uses a dense bottom case design, you can’t see the true content of the movement, but the editor still has to look at this layer for you to find out:
The PAM00661 watch is equipped with Panerai’s new P.9010 self-winding mechanical movement. This movement was officially launched in May this year, with basic time display, date display and 3-day power reserve function. The movement has a diameter of 13¾ centimeters and a thickness of 6 mm. It consists of 200 parts, including 31 gems. Equipped with a two-armed balance wheel splint supporting a balance wheel with a vibration frequency of 28,800 times (4 Hz) per hour, the connected device can suspend the balance wheel when the crown is pulled out, allowing the watch to adjust its time. Perfect synchronization with the time signal. In addition, the device on the P.9010 movement can independently move the hour hand back and forth by one hour per division without affecting the minute hand, making it easy to adjust. This function is particularly convenient when changing time zones or changing winter and summer time, and adjusting the hour hand can automatically correct the date display at the same time.
Summary: Panerai PAM00661 is a brand-new masterpiece, high value and connotation, and 44mm diameter is a size that men and women can choose from in the “Team” of Panerai; innovative materials and unique cutting The texture is also a fresh design never seen before. In short, this watch defines a new logo for Panerai premium sports watches. The current domestic reference price for this watch is RMB 83,200.