If it comes to Panerai, there is often a division among watch fans. They are certainly not for everyone by using their 44mm and upward sizing and not-so-subtle appearance. There is also hundreds of references to wade through from the conventional Luminor and Radiomir lines, as well as boutique specific special editions, annual unique variations, prototypes, re-issues, and historical Pre-Vendome pieces. I am not going go into all the facts and details of the brand but I will expound on a very specific reference that’s quintessential to the Italian fabrication, the Officine Panerai luminor marina mens pam00111 replica watches Luminor Marina PAM00111.
If somebody is looking for their first Panerai watch but unsure of where to start one of the sea of references, then the PAM 111 is nearly always what I would recommend. Do not get me wrong, I really like the classic and historic Panerai’s like the 6152/1, 5218/202A, Mare Nostrum, or some other Pre-V, however, for our Hall of Fame watches we love to comprise tough-yet-classic watches which are available to the majority of everyone on the market in terms of availability and cost. There is also a particular elegance the Radiomir lineup has but it is the Luminor Marina PAM00111 using its historical origins, outstanding characteristics, and unmistakable Panerai luminor marina automatic titanium replica watches look with the”apparatus protecting the crown” that ranks among our top. It’s everything you want and nothing you don’t. As a friend once said,”It’s the no-date Sub of Panerai,” and I’m inclined to agree.
Speaking of this motion, it is a hand wound COSC certified OP XI Calibre, which is based on the tough, reliable, and easily serviceable ETA 6497/2. The ancient generation 111’s from 2002-2005 had”Panerai” repeatedly engraved round the bridges in place of their newer Côtes de Genève (Geneva stripes) but is automatically the same. This good looking motion is displayed through the sapphire case back. Although it might lack a few of the cutting edge technology of more contemporary ones, it is an uncomplicated tank of a motion that will last a lifetime.
Though many Paneristi are enthusiastic fans of the iconic Luminor Base watches, which are those with only the hour and minute hands without a seconds hand or complications, the sub-seconds has good historic importance over the Panerai luminor marina clear back fake watch mythos. Initially the Royal Italian Navy divers who had Panerai watches valued them for their durability, reliability, and underwater legibility, but there was a demand for an extra improvement. They requested a sub-seconds hand to be added. This was crucial in the case of submerged missions where a gap of a few seconds may be of vital importance for the achievement of an operation. The”Marina” designation from the title identifies the sub-seconds. This provides a very simple but powerful feature to the dial, and it also will help to quickly identify if your timepiece is running.
The PAM 111 is a watch you can dress up or dress down. Overall it is an extremely versatile piece. With the polished case, classic dial, and clean lines and proportions, the Panerai 111 looks good on damn near any strap you may find for it. And if you’re a Panerai luminor gmt blue clone enthusiast, you understand exactly how significant that is. As with any other Panerai view, this one includes a presentation box and accessories suitable for an expensive Swiss timepiece. Along with a very nice pearwood box, you’ll find a polishing material, rubber bezel shield, screwdriver for strap adjustments, and an additional rubber strap. Other manufactures should take a lesson from this.
Panerais aren’t for everyone. The less-than-restrained appearance and 44mm dimensions of this 111 leads to some rather noticeable presence on the wrist that some folks may have difficulty pulling off. Yet it is this appearance and size that is a part of this manufacture’s appeal. Love them or hate them, there is no denying the impact Panerai has made in and out of the watch business , and the cult after they have garnered. The Panerai luminor submersible 1860 replica watches Luminor Marina PAM00111 is a modern classic and archetypical Panerai; a timepiece that’s certainly deserving of this Wound For Life Hall of Fame.