PAM000 is quite a simple instrument — as simple as a tool watch can be. Two hands — minute and hour. No other hand, no date, no distraction. No single minute indexes. Even though it’s still called Luminor, the paint used on the dial now isn’t the self-luminous Tritium-based Luminor paint, but a contemporary Super Luminova glowing material, which has to be charged with mild first. It glows aggressively and continues through the whole night. It’s not a small watch by any means, but it still wears amazingly well on most wrists. Some folks think that it’s just too large with the massive 44mm case but again — it’s not been a dress watch. It’s an underwater combat tool (by genre) with a transparent intent: to tell the time underwater, even at the most crucial conditions — so not just in crystal clear waters of the Bahama islands but also in the dark muddy waters of naval harbor stations on the European seas. As a consequence it comes in a particular size and that I think 44mm is really the bare minimum for such kind of a watch. If you’d be searching for a watch to wear with a tuxedo, I would recommend one of the sublime H.Moser & Cie apparel bits — really I really like it’s clean layout a lot.
Movement Hand-wound mechanical, P.5000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai Replica, 15 ½ lignes, 4.5 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 21,600 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 8 days, two barrels. 127 components.
Functions Hours, Minutes
Dial White with Arabic numerals and luminous dots.
Water Resistance 30 bar (~300 metres)
Strap Calf Monte Carlo, Black, Tone on tone, 24/22 MM Standard
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai Replica.