The new in-house movement and integrated QP of the classic Luminor series.
When you think of Panerai, you might think of a cushion watch with diving function, an oversized case, a sandwich dial and a relatively simple but powerful movement without any complications. Of course, because this is the basic concept of the brand, which can be found in the classic Luminor or Radiomir series. However, the Florence brand has proven that in the past few years, it can also enter complications, such as chronographs, always doubting the formula of time or even the tourbillon. A complication that the brand has hardly touched in its history ( I say this because there is an example that can be found) is the perpetual calendar, otherwise it is a classic in the industry. Surprisingly, it will only appear in the series in 2021. Here we have the new Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar Platinumtech PAM00715, as well as its new internal movement.
You can search the brand’s history in depth, and you will only find one evidence of watches with perpetual calendar complications made by Panerai. This watch, with the name FER00015 (steel) and FER00016 (pink gold), does not even have the name of Panerai on the dial because it is a Ferrari brand. In fact, from 2005 to 2010, the two brands reached a deal called “Ferrari Engineered by Officine Panerai”, in which the watch is easily recognizable as replica Panerai-cushion-shaped case But the style is different-but there is no watchmaker’s name on the dial. Instead, only the Ferrari brand was used. This Ferrari-themed watch is Panerai’s only watch equipped with a perpetual calendar. In this case, it is driven by the OP XXII movement. The Valjoux 7750 base has no timing function, but Agenhor QP is added to the top. Module. It’s really surprising for such a mature watchmaker, but things are changing this year because Officine has launched an internal perpetual calendar watch.
This new complex movement called Calibre Panerai P.4100 has two models, namely Goldtech PAM00742 with a blue dial (not photographed here) and the current PAM00715, which uses platinum-based on the case and green Dial-This theme was first introduced in Luminor Marina reference PAM01116.
Take a look at this new PAM00715 Perpetual Calendar-if you want to do it right, or Calendar Perpetuo-undeniably, we are looking at an Officine watch that has all the trademark design clues in the modern reference. As part of the Luminor series, this model has a modern feel, with a 44mm case and a more avant-garde design than Luminor Base or Logo watches. Of course, there is also a crown protector and a spherical crystal with a large dial opening on the top.
One of the characteristics of this model is its material. In fact, in order to make this new movement more special, Panerai decided to only use proprietary precious metals to make the movement. PAM00742 uses Goldtech technology, which is a specific alloy with a high copper ratio and a touch of platinum, presenting a deeper red and more resistant to fading. The model we have today, PAM00715, is made by Platinumtech, another proprietary alloy from Panerai Laboratorio di Idee. According to the brand, it is still rated as 950 platinum alloy, which is “harder than traditional platinum and has enhanced physical properties.” The brand did not disclose its formula and stated that it was “more difficult to machine and polish.” The rest, The case is a typical case produced by the brand. The front and back cover are made of sapphire crystal, and the water resistance is 50 meters-this is not what you would expect from a brand with this type of diving watch certificate, especially because there is no recessed watch Corrector in the belt to reduce WR.
Wearing it on the wrist, the diameter of 44mm is undoubtedly the same as the weight of platinum. It’s not surprising that Panerai is accustomed to oversized and heavy copy watches, but you must test it before you receive it, because it deserves a strong wrist.
The dial of this new Panerai Luminor Perpetual Calendar PAM00715 may be the most eye-catching element. The brand combines platinum with a relatively soft green dial, a classic sandwich structure and a sun pattern brushed pattern. With golden pointers, the luminous material is white, and the overall look is relatively modern. The color is pleasant and subtle, it matches well with the gold-plated brown alligator leather strap, which is closed by a platinum pin buckle.
The display is also quite special. In order to retain the iconic appearance and neat dial of the Panerai models, the brand decided to keep it simple. Except for the central hour and minute hands, the independent GMT function (always practical), the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the subdial for day and night indications, the perpetual calendar function only displays basic indications; day of the week and date. What might be mistaken for the day-of-week calendar is of course more complicated, and other calendar indications are placed on the back. In all fairness, we usually have a good understanding of the month, and the display is very pleasant-even if it is a little Moser style. Panerai Luminor replica
Flip the watch, the internal Calibre Panerai P.4100 reveals a known architecture (shared with other movements in the P.400X series), but has been highly modified to accommodate QP functions. In fact, QP is not a module added to the top of the movement, but integrated. Additional functions on the back include month and leap year indications, which are very useful when adjusting the watch, with a 4-digit year indication and power reserve indicator. This movement is wound by a miniature rotor, beating at a modern frequency of 4 Hz, and thanks to its double barrel structure, it can store up to 72 hours or 3 days of energy when fully wound. The decoration is the traditional decoration of the brand, with hairline decorations and diamond-cut bevels on the main bridge. The presence of engraved 22k gold miniature rotors enhances the appearance,
Technical Specifications-Panerai LUMINOR PERPETUAL CALENDAR PLATINUMTECH PAM00715
Case: 44 mm diameter-Platinumtech case (proprietary 950 platinum alloy), brushed and polished-Trademark crown locking device-Sapphire crystal front and back cover-Water resistance to 50 meters
Dial: Sandwich structure green sun pattern brushed dial, the scales and numbers are hollowed out to expose the luminous plate below, the pointer is gold, and filled with Super-LumiNova luminous
Movement: Panerai P.4100 movement, self-produced-automatic with micro rotor-35.1 mm x 7 mm-55 jewels-28,800 times / hour-3 days (72 hours) power reserve, with two barrels -Stop-heavy seconds-hours, minutes, small seconds, perpetual calendar with date, day of the week, month, 4-digit year, leap year, Greenwich Mean Time, power reserve indicator
Strap: Bronze alligator leather strap, off-white stitching, 24/22mm, Platinumtech pin buckle