Panerai Luminor Marina “Luminous Trilogy” – PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119

A tribute to luminescence, with innovative Titanio DMLS, Carbotech and Fibratech cases.

In a recent interview with Monochrome, Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué gave us what to expect in 2020 as the main theme of the brand will be the 70th anniversary of Luminor. To celebrate this anniversary, the Italian brand released three boutique exclusive limited edition watches whose strong visibility in the dark has an impact: PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119.

The Luminor trademark was registered by Panerai about 70 years ago. Luminor is the name chosen by the brand to describe the tritium-based luminescent compound applied to the brand’s dial (replaces radium because its radioactivity is significantly reduced). Over time, the term Luminor will be used to describe the iconic cushion-shaped case of a dive watch. Although their watches no longer use radioactive materials, Panerai has released three new Luminor references that pay homage to the original luminescence by glowing in the most unusual places.

These three Luminor Marina limited edition watches stand out with their unusual luminous effects, which go far beyond traditional hour markers and hands. The flanges that make up the sandwich dial and the iconic elements of the Luminor case (crown, bridge and clamping lever) are also equipped with X1 Super-LumiNova. Even the strap uses luminous stitching.

All three wholesale watches use a 44 mm case, water resistant to 300 meters, and all use innovative case materials. PAM1117 weighs only 100 grams including the strap and is made of micro-blasted titanium. Its shell is manufactured by DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), a 3D printing technology that involves the deposition of metal powder.

PAM1118 adopts Carbotech shell. Panerai has been using this composite material since 2015, which consists of superimposed thin layers of carbon fiber.

Finally, PAM1119 is made by Fibratech, a high-tech composite material based on the combination of mineral basalt fiber and polymer. Panerai describes Fibratech as being 60% lighter than steel and highly resistant to corrosion.

Inside is the internal self-winding movement P.9010, which is a large 13-inch ¾ double barrel movement with a frequency of 4Hz and a power reserve of 3 days. It displays hours, minutes, seconds and date.

Panerai Luminor Marina reference PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119 are boutique limited editions. They are mounted on a blue or black Panerai Sportech strap with luminous stitching and Velcro. There is also a spare rubber strap that matches the color of the dial and is equipped with a pin buckle.

Technical specifications-Panerai LUMINOR MARINA PAM01117, PAM01118 and PAM01119

Case: 44 mm sandblasted titanium DMLS, CarbotechTM or FibratechTM case-sapphire crystal-water-resistant to 300 meters
Movement: Automatic movement P.9010-37.80 mm x 6 mm-28,800 vibrations per hour-3 days power reserve-31 jewels-hours, minutes, small seconds and date
Strap: Black or blue Panerai Sportech strap, luminous stitching, Velcro closure-additional black or blue rubber strap with pin buckle
Reference: PAM01117 DMLS Titanium
PAM01118 Carbotech
PAM01119 Fibratech

Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42mm

Royal Oak Offshore Automatic Chronograph 42mm (1993)

Audemars Piguet copy unveils the new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993

Swiss high-end watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet released a new evolution of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, which includes three materials: stainless steel, titanium metal or 18 carat rose gold. Although the three 42mm watches retain the essence of the original timepiece, they are equipped with the latest automatic winding flyback chronograph from the watch factory, a new interchangeable strap system and a slightly modified dial design. The sapphire caseback has also returned, bringing extraordinary vision to the hand-made integrated chronograph.

Constantly improving performance
Three new Royal Oak Offshore best quality replica watches are equipped with a new self-winding integrated chronograph Calibre 4404, equipped with a column wheel and flyback function.

Unlike ordinary chronographs, the flyback function allows the wearer to stop, reset and start the chronograph with a simple action. The column wheel and the vertical clutch system work together. When the chronograph is started or stopped, the hands will react accordingly without any signs of beating. In addition, the button feels smooth when pressed. The patented reset mechanism ensures that each counter pointer instantly resets to zero.

The extraordinary vision of the 4404 movement
This new evolution has an anti-glare sapphire back cover that shows the internal workings of Calibre 4404, including its column wheel and the so-called “dance” of the chronograph hammer when the chronograph function is activated.

The audience can also admire the special 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight and exquisite hand-crafted decoration of the movement, including “Côtes de Genève”, satin-brushed and polished chamfers.

Reinterpreted in stainless steel, rose gold or titanium
The new Royal Oak Offshore watch offers stainless steel and two new case options: one is titanium and the other is 18-carat rose gold. Audemars Piguet released a previous model made entirely of titanium in 2004 (reference number 25721TI), which was the first time it demonstrated the evolution of the 18-carat rose gold “Petite Tapisserie” watch. The cases and bracelets of these three timepieces are hand-decorated alternately with the manufacturer’s signature satin brushed and polished chamfers.

The stainless steel and rose gold models have blue rubber buttons and crowns, as well as blue rubber gaskets that seal the bezel to the case. In contrast, the crown, washers and buttons of a titanium timepiece are made of black rubber.

Unique design combining past and present
Three new Royal Oak Offshore watches are faithful to the original aesthetics, incorporating the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern. The stainless steel model uses the iconic blue dial of the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. This color is called “Night Blue, Cloud 50” in the archives of the watch factory. The rose gold reference model highlights the “Night Blue, Cloud 50” dial, with a rose gold timing counter that echoes the color of the precious case. Last but not least, the titanium version is decorated with a light gray dial, a black counter and a black inner bezel are more prominent.

Although the timepiece retains the original Royal Oak Offshore vertical chronograph display, the hours and small seconds are inverted: the hour counter is now at 12 o’clock and the small seconds at 6 o’clock. For its part, the minute counter remains at the 9 o’clock position. In addition, all counters are now equidistant from the center of the dial to increase visual appeal.

To pay tribute to the original watch, the gold application AP initials and the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature are located at 3 o’clock. The date window also uses a magnifying glass integrated in the dial to magnify the date numbers, just like the 1993 timepiece.

Interchangeable bracelet and strap
These new models complement the factory’s new interchangeable strap system-appearing on metal bracelets for the first time. Interchangeability has been directly integrated into the buckle and the rivets of the case, perfectly blending with the aesthetic criteria of the case.

Customers can easily and efficiently replace the bracelet and buckle of a new timepiece with a quick click and release, while the double push system provides the best safety when wearing the luxury watch on the wrist.

The metal bracelet can be replaced with a rubber strap for a more sporty look and lifestyle, because the latest 42mm version is equipped with a second interchangeable rubber strap-the stainless steel and rose gold versions are blue; the black one Titanium sheet. Completely waterproof, when wearing a rubber strap, these three models can travel to a depth of 100 meters underwater.

The 42mm Royal Oak Offshore 2021 Interchangeable Strap Series also includes light blue and khaki textured rubber straps, as well as black calfskin straps.

A more modern but timeless watch
The Royal Oak offshore model designed by Emmanuel Gueit entered the world of high-end watches in 1993. Although its octagonal bezel and hexagonal screws retain the aesthetic guidelines of the Royal Oak, the Royal Oak Offshore has challenged the established traditional bezel with a huge visible black gasket and rubber coating with its amazing 42mm case size. Crown and buttons, and the curved links of the bracelet. Nicknamed “The Beast”, this sturdy and muscular Royal Oak watch leads the trend of large-scale watches. Over time, the Royal Oak Offshore has become an innovation platform, with a large number of new materials, case sizes, complications and colors, while still being faithful to the timeless design of the original model.

In 2013, the original Royal Oak Offshore watch underwent a major redesign for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the watch. This limited edition of 20 pieces (model 26218) is equipped with Calibre 3126/3840 and was first introduced in the Royal Oak Offshore series (model 26170) in 2006. This watch is also equipped with a sapphire back cover, allowing you to have a glance at the self-winding mechanical movement handmade inside. This piece also witnessed the extraordinary return of the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, which decorated the original Royal Oak and was used in the Royal Oak Offshore series for the last time in 2008.

The Royal Oak Offshore has undergone another design evolution in 2018 for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the series. As the previous anniversary, this watch uses the original “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, marking its official return to the Royal Oak offshore core series. The 2018 edition is another tribute to the original timepiece, with the words “Royal Oak Offshore” engraved on its solid caseback. However, this special edition presents subtle differences in dial aesthetics, especially the logo renamed in 2012 and the unified layout of the entire dial.

The latest watch released this year adopts the manufacturer’s latest integrated chronograph technology, interchangeable strap system and slightly updated dial aesthetics, once again improving this iconic timepiece, as a timeless Royal Oak offshore watch Provide continuously improved performance and efficiency.