Although this new diving chronograph is not my personal cup of tea, it is still the only impressive work in the Panerai Luminor 1950 replica series designed for world record holders.
Panerai Luminor Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition
This brings us to the new PAM 982 – pre-sihh announcement prior to the January 2019 exhibition. This is a new Panerai reference, drawing on PAM 1389 diving table minimalist dial structure, and it is titanium alloy case and 47 mm PAM 615 flyback chronometer movement together, while mixing two new elements: matte blue ceramic ring, and a mottled “shark gray” dial. The back of the case is engraved with the outline of the diver, a small group of fish (their presence may be puzzling), Nery’s signature and personal best 126 meters. From a design point of view, the overall execution was very good – the striking blue tone and texture feel matched naturally with the source inspiration and seamlessly integrated with the existing luxury copy Panerai collection – even for those who are not interested in sports and diving freely.
The only real oddity about the watch itself is its movement, which, despite its water resistance of up to 300 meters, does not seem to offer any practical benefit to free-riders — or regular divers. Just like PAM 615, this new reference USES the CAL developed in-house by Panerai. P.9100, which is a column wheel flyback chronograph movement with three days power reserve. It has a run second counter at 9 o ‘clock (zero reset when the crown is pulled out – a good touch) and a 12 hour accumulator at 3 o ‘clock. For a game applications such as yacht timing, the flyback type complex function more meaningful, this campaign is deployed in the United States glass PAM 726 version option, but for free diving is a bit strange, one of the very easy to read, as in Nery easy cheap fake Panerai watches “Traits” in the video display of PAM 1389 May be more meaningful.
Perhaps flyback iconic fast reset before falling immediate execution may be an advantage, make they can easily calculate diving time, rise time, and then the recovery interval on the ground, but all of which need to use the watch can complete underwater activation – our news archive for Panerai replica watches didn’t tend to this situation. In addition, the propeller has a tight shaft ring, which indicates that only when tightening can complete watertightness be achieved. Another odder option is the lack of luminous paint on the chronograph pointer (including the silver-centered minute counter) to measure at a glance, downgrading the only practical dive timing task to baffles and minute hands in edge-lit scenarios.