Sandwich dials are fun and all, but your first Panerai more than likely had that previously, and the PAM561 is similar to your second or third in the line, as I mentioned previously, in which you do want something fresh in the subtleties that leave you Panerai different from the other. The notable “8 DAYS” indicating preceding six o’clock describes this P.5000 in-house caliber — but until we proceed to that, only one more term (and also my only complaint with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals and the black painted palms with their off-white (but not faux classic!) Centre contrast beautifully against the sharp white dial — the lume pips and the middle of the hands turn clearly green even when it’s bright outside, the famously excellent Panerai lume is so powerful. Stay inside for more, however, as the lume sparks (and does not receive much control from ambient lights), these elements return to being white.Everlastingly good colour contrast aside, but the only two hands on the PAM561 are simply way too brief. I noticed that in official images but during the excitement of unpacking a freshly obtained inspection unit, they stood out to me too short — and, honestly, I don’t see why this was essential. The second hand falls way short of the track it’s by definition supposed to reach, and the hour occasionally only looks “missing” in the ocean of white, coming in way too short to be even remotely close to the outer edge of the dial (it hardly reaches halfway across).Perhaps longer and heavier palms would have put additional strain on the movement, however if anything, an 8-day power reserve movement ought to have enough torque to move these light and thin hands around. I goes so far as to say I’d have exchanged a day or 2 of electricity reserve for more hands.With that, on the motion we go: dubbed the P.5000, it’s one of Panerai’s tirelessly expanding array of in-house movements and pretty much the most affordable among them.
Having supported Mike Horn on three previous expeditions, Panerai Watch Bracelet Replica is again part of of South African adventurer’s latest excursion. Pole2Pole is Horn’s two-year journey around the world with the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT (PAM00719) on his wrist.
Horn is a bona fide action man who once had his fingertips amputated because of frostbite, best known for circling the Earth along the equator in 2001 – with no motorised transport.
A circumnavigation of the planet via the North and South Pole, Pole2Pole is Horn’s final adventure, conceived to promote environmental conservation. He started the expedition in May 2016 from Monaco, and will travel around the world on his yacht Pangaea and a Mercedes G-Glass (the German carmaker is another sponsor). The journey will take him through Asia, Australia, Africa, crossing each of the poles in turn before returning to Monaco.
The third Mike Horn wristwatch made by Panerai – the watchmaker created a special edition for each of Horn’s previous expeditions – the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio is a 500-piece limited edition in titanium.
It’s 47mm in diameter and equipped with the self-winding P.9001 movement that features a date as well as second time zone display. The titanium case back is engraved with a motif depicting a penguin and a polar bear, animals symbolising each of the poles.
Price and availability
The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio (PAM719) is priced at S$14,600, equivalent to US$10,000.