This blog post covers all of Panerai's new watches from this year's SIHH. This post has it all from the 52mm watches to the exciting new limited editions. </sales pitch>
Panerai Equation of Time 8 Days Steel (PAM 516)
Functionally identical to the 601 below, both watches feature an equation of time complication. This is the version featuring the Radiomir 1940 case, while the other features the Luminor 1950. This watch is 47mm in diameter. An equation of time is possibly the most obscure complication, with no real use for an everyday watch wearer. So what does it do? It displays the difference between the time indicated by a watch and the true time indicated by the solar meridian. This difference is called the “equation of time” and it is the result of the combination of the Earth’s inclination and orbit. The linear equation of time indicator displays this difference in time and it is set automatically when the wearer sets the day and month. The movement for both watches is the P.2002/E caliber.
Panerai Equation of Time 8 Days Steel (PAM 601)
Not much more to talk about here. This watch has a different case, although it is also 47mm in diameter. Both watches are water resistant to 100m.
Panerai Mare Nostrum Titanium PAM 603
A limited edition of 150 pieces, the Mare Nostrum is a reissue of a reissue. The original watch was introduced in 1943, with a reissue being introduced in 2010 (PAM 300). Five years later, we are being greeted with this watch. A hulking 52mm in diameter this watch isn't for the faint of heart. Inside is the OP XXV calibre. Panerai will make only 150 pieces.
Panerai PAM 604 Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Acciaio
This watch is simple, with a easy-to-read dial and a subdued color scheme. The case, however, is a different story. Covered in ornate engravings the case is 47mm of exquisite artwork. Behind the dial is the P.3000 movement, which is visible through the exhibition caseback. If you want to snap one of the 99 made, you will have to venture over to Italy as these watches will be sold solely in Panerai’s Florence boutique in Piazza San Giovanni.
Panerai PAM 614 Luminor Submersible Flyback Titanio
This 47mm watch is pure Panerai. It is large, with the iconic crown guard and and has a simple color scheme reminiscent of the days when Panerai was a manufacturer for the Italian Navy. Despite the size, it will still weigh less than smaller watches due to the fact that the case and bezel are carefully crafted out of titanium. Housing the Caliber P.9200 movement, this watch features a flyback chronograph (blue is for seconds while white is for minutes) and a date complication at 3 o'clock. It is cousins with the PAM 615 (below).
Panerai PAM 615 Luminor Submersible Flyback Titanio
This is again another Panerai-esque watch. Similar in materials to the 614, the 615's only changes are the matte black ceramic inlay on the bezel and the hour counter rather than the date at 3 o'clock. The movement is the Caliber P.9100. Both variations are water resistant to 300m.
Panerai PAM 616 Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech
This watch, on the other hand, is not particularly similar to others we have seen in the past from Panerai. Featuring a carbon composite case, the watch as a whole actually looks kind of menacing. The only touches of brighter colors are on the subdial at 9 o'clock, whose markers and hand are printed in a vibrant blue. The menacing look of the watch is exacerbated by the 47mm case diameter. Inside is the P.9000 movement. Once again, this watch is water resistant to 300m.
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