The Special Panerai Luminary Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm

I’ve loved the Panerai aesthetic all the time. From the slim lines of the Radiomir to the boyish charm of the Luminary and the dive-themed Submersible, I have a soft spot for that instantly recognizable replica Panerai vibe. Unfortunately for me, Pieria fake watches are, generally speaking, quite big in size. True to both form and legacy, many of the Panerai’s most interesting designs are 44mm or larger, which is simply too much fake watch for my wrist.  
For example, the Luminary Submersible is readily found in both 44mm and 47mm sizes, and while I have to say they are extremely cool watches, I’ve tried them on and found them far too large for my tastes and wrist. In an unexpected turn at SIHH earlier this year, the Panerai announced a new 42mm Submersible, providing the same lovely and fatter shape but with less bulk on wrist. Its full name is the Luminary Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm, aka the 42mm Submersible. Man, what a difference 2mm makes.
As a previously benched fan of the Submersible design, the appeal of a smaller version was undeniable and I still recall picking it up off the desk in Geneva, the smile growing on my face – it’s a Submersible, and it fits! Diehard Panerai fans may not care for this more casual expression of their beloved rough and tumble Submersible, but I was on board from the moment I tried it on.  Panerai pane-077478_03
Put simply, the model is a more accessible expression of the Panerai dive watch design and the major selling point here is, unsurprisingly, the smaller size. When swapping in a new strap, one can use a pusher tool to depress this button and another pusher to apply light pressure to the bar via the drilled lug hole, easily launching the bar with minimal force.
My favorite feature for the replica watch is that the hours are jump set, so whether you’re traveling or just want to change 12:10 to 10:10 for a quick Instagram photo, you can adjust the hour in either direction easily, without stopping the movement. This may seem like a trivial feature, but every time I have a fake watch with jump set hours, I really appreciate the extra practicality and flexibility. Much like the bezel and the crown guard, crown functionality feels great, with a large wheel-shaped crown offering a strong interface for time setting and easy access to hand-winding.
All cards on the table, I love these replica watches and for me, it’s all about the size. While the idea of a smaller version of a watch known for its large size is a bit odd and certainly niche in its appeal, I think it works so well on wrist. What’s more, I think a small Submersible is a wise move on Panerai’s part, as the audience likeliest to find the model appealing, are those in the same situation as me.

1812nycadmin / December 19, 2017 / Panerai

Panerai Offers Ltd. Edition Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono

Officine Panerai has sponsored the replica Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge since 2005, which has now become the most important international regatta circuit for classic and vintage sailboats. The calendar now comprises 10 of the most prestigious regattas in the sailing capitals of the world. The season just kicked off the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and will land next in Antibes in the French Riviera from May 31-June 4.
Winners of each regatta receive specially engraved Panerai Luminor Regatta watches as prizes, which are rapidly becoming the Rolex Daytonas of the sailing world. (Not to be outdone Rolex awards Submariners to a select group of yachtsmen in its own sponsored regatta series.) 
There is no doubt that the replica Panerai is celebrating the new season of sail-powered competition with three new limited edition watches: two Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatics in stainless steel and a Luminor 1950 Regatta PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic in titanium. These will mark the start of a new series of PCYC watches for the brand. The 1950 denotes a historical reference for the watch, dating from the early days of the Luminor, and a vintage style dial similar to the Panerai Luminor GMT. The handsome chronographs designed for timing the starts of yacht races have the legend PCYC FLYBACK on the dial. The back of the case reveals the real distinction of the special edition models, however, with an engraving of a classic yacht and the inscription Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge.
The two 44mm flyback chronographs sport Panerai’s Manufacture automatic caliber. The flyback function means the user can press a pusher to instantly zero the chronograph hands and immediately restart them (making them “fly back”). This fake watch is in an affordable cheap price and sized at 47mm is the real gem here. The larger size bucks the trend of scaled-down sports watches and will certainly appeal to a much smaller customer base, but Pieria replica watch enthusiasts hold the 47mm models in good esteem, and after all, the Panerai did start the oversized watch trend. From August to September, the PCYC races occupy the waters of New England, with regattas in Marblehead, Newport and Nantucket. Can you guess out who will be ready to win the watch?

1812nycadmin / July 5, 2017 / Panerai

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Best replica Panerai releases three nautical chronographs

Panerai is felicitating its constant relationship with the sport of classic yacht racing by launching three automatic flyback chronographs equipped with a series of functions directly connected to the nautical world. The so-called PCYC (Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge) chronos provide three slightly different takes on the form though, so let’s take a quick view at what makes each new model special.
For the first model, while it measures 47mm as well, is made of titanium, and is powered by the same chronograph movement, it is a totally different proposition to the other one which Jack tested in situ during the Corinthian Classic. Don’t mistake it in the photos here for a rattrapante – it has central chronograph seconds and minute hands. There’s also a chronograph hour counter at three o’clock and a small seconds register at nine o’clock. Unlike that model, it comes in a classically styled Luminor 1950 case with a polished bezel, and the 15-minute countdown is placed on the dial’s rehaut, between nine and 12 o’clock.
I guess that you may wonder, as I did when I first saw this replica watch, how you quickly get the chronograph minute hand in position at the start the countdown. The answer: by pushing the button located at four o’clock, set into the crown guard. Each press moves the hand back by one minute. It’s quite a clever execution really, and the placement of the countdown in the fourth quarter of the dial allows for the addition a nautical tachymeter scale too. replica Panerai
This model looks very much the part of your typical replica Panerai. It has a deep black dial and a full complement of those slightly bubbly Arabic numerals for the hours, rendered in a golden hue that is meant to look well-aged. The replica watch, on the other hand, has a bright, ivory-colored dial with luminous dots to mark the hours and batons at 12 and six o’clock (double and single, respectively). The result is a pair of cheap watches that, while technically identical, appeared completely different anyway.

1812nycadmin / June 11, 2017 / Panerai