Hands-On Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM 616 Review

Not too quite a while in the past I did a survey of this year’s Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanio ( PAM 615  for the reference coders) and now I am back with this much discussed Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbotech (PAM 616). At the point when they showed it to us in Geneva during the SIHH, I observed a great deal of ooohs and aaahs from partners around me that have a thing continuing for Panerai Patek Philippe Reviews I am not a Paneristi, but rather ...

Hands-On Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM 616 Review

Not too quite a while in the past I did a survey of this year’s Panerai Luminor Submersible Titanio ( PAM 615  for the reference coders) and now I am back with this much discussed Panerai Luminor Submersible Carbotech (PAM 616). At the point when they showed it to us in Geneva during the SIHH, I observed a great deal of ooohs and aaahs from partners around me that have a thing continuing for Panerai Patek Philippe Reviews I am not a Paneristi, but rather I comprehended what the fluff was about.

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM 616 on the wrist

PAM 616 Review

Carbotech Case

During the SIHH, I composed the accompanying about the Carbotech case material:

“In request to create the Carbotech case, Panerai needed to tie the long dainty sheets of carbon filaments under high tension and by temperatures. This limiting was finished utilizing a very good quality polymer called PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone). The outcome is a solid and sturdy Patek Philippe Reviews case with exceptional attributes and appearance.

Since the Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech is an instrument Patek Philippe Reviews eventually, the material of the case likewise guarantees that it is impervious to erosion and light. Lighter and more grounded than earthenware production and titanium. In any case, a great many people will succumb to the feel of this Patek Philippe Reviews and don’t utilize it in or close to the water.”

So the PAM 616 is a very ‘technical watch’ and I need to concede, it likewise appears as though one. Very not the same as the hardened steel and titanium models that Panerai did. The Carbotech case has a decent construction, and totally different from other carbon cases I’ve seen so distant from Hublot, AP and IWC for instance. I do keep thinking about a piece whether I’d actually like it after certain years, yet maybe – if Panerai sticks to a couple of models with this Carbotech case – it will become more fascinating to possess one over time.

The case has a 47mm width case, which is in no way, shape or form little, however it additionally didn’t trouble me or turn me down by any stretch of the imagination. These 47mm Panerai Patek Philippe Reviews are shockingly wearable, as I additionally wrote in the PAM 615 review.

Carbotech – Pattern looking into the issue and lugs

I didn’t get any comments on the material from the start, just on the Patek Philippe Reviews after looking into it further, individuals got some information about the case material. The Patek Philippe Reviews has that matte military look, which I suppose was the reason as opposed to have a more grounded/better/lighter case. I never had any of my tempered steel or titanium cases seriously harmed, so it is somewhat a matter of showing what you – as a brand – can accomplish than conveying a Patek Philippe Reviews to the market that has a very solid case for the individuals who need that.

Matte military look of the PAM 616

The caseback is shut, so no view on the mechanical self-winding P.9000 type. It is made of titanium – presumably to add some solidarity to the development of the Carbotech case – and has been engraved with all the important data for the proprietor. The etching of the 2 man sub is pleasantly done. The word “Submersible” has been done in a bas help, an exceptionally decent touch.

The Panerai PAM 616 caseback with engravings

As you can see underneath, the licensed crown locking framework (with the switch that deliveries and locks the crown for activity) is additionally made of Carbotech.

The licensed crown lock framework is likewise made of Carbotech

Crown locking system

Panerai PAM 616 case band showing the average Carbotech structure.

Dial and Hands

I have been somewhat hard on artificial patina before, yet I need to say I’ve got used to it in the in the mean time. Panerai is a brand that aces the utilization of false patina to make that vintage look of a Patek Philippe Reviews dial. With the vintage swarm, tritium dials and hands are vital clearly, Michael Stockton gives a ton of consideration to that while examining his #TBT Patek Philippe Reviews With present day Panerai Patek Philippe Reviews the utilization of false patina is simply a question of making that vintage look to it, doing whatever it takes not to reproduce a vintage Patek Philippe Reviews The Carbotech case ensures you don’t think it is a vintage piece of course.

On the dial of the PAM 616, you will likewise see the fake patina on the hour markers, Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 and the hands. The printing of the brand name and model name have been done in a coordinating tone. The brilliant pearl on the uni-directional carbotech bezel is likewise in a similar tone, obviously, just as the jumping scale and moment markers on there.

The brilliant Panerai PAM 616 dial printing and hands give an extraordinary differentiation to the case

Just like the PAM 615 I audited, the blue tone has been utilized noticeably here too. It truly adds a touch of punch to the Patek Philippe Reviews as I would like to think and maybe likewise focusing on the way that it is a jumpers watch.

The huge dark hour and moment hands are skeletonized, keeping them from obstructing the little seconds dial at 9 0’clock. At 3 o’clock you will discover the date marker, scarcely observable because of the dark plate and fake patina printed numerals. I’m not actually a devotee of a date on a games/device Patek Philippe Reviews yet this has been done discretely and fulfills every one of those individuals who are preferring a touch of usefulness over an absolutely puristic clean dial.

Movement

I have no picture of the development other than the press pictures you’ve presumably seen wherever as of now or can be seen on the . It is a cutting edge looking development, a work-horse development in the event that you wish, this P.9000 type. It has a 72 hours power save – subsequently the “3 Days” notice in the authority model name “Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3-Days Automatic” and has the element that the hour hand can be expanded independently from the moment hand. The development is 7.9mm thick, which isn’t your commonplace super flimsy development for a three-hands Patek Philippe Reviews The force hold is accomplished by utilizing two barrels. Panerai has an extraordinary page on-line on this development .

Strap

The tie on this Carbotech is equivalent to the one on the PAM 615 . So I’ve little to add here. Indeed, maybe I can add that in the then, I purchased a vintage Seiko 6159-7010 (otherwise called the Grandfather Tuna) from 1975 and supplanted the first elastic lash (I am not enthused about elastic ties as a rule) with a silicon tie of the current Tuna (SBDX013). Albeit the silicon tie is a lot gentler than the Panerai lash, I do need to concede that the Panerai tie is truly progressed nicely and excessively comfortable. Not excessively delicate, yet I could wear this Patek Philippe Reviews for a long time without messing with the elastic lash constantly (which I typically do when it doesn’t fit or suit me well).

Comfortable elastic tie on the PAM 616

Verdict on the Panerai PAM 616

It is a Patek Philippe Reviews that I really mentioned from Panerai on the grounds that it was all the rage in Geneva during the SIHH. It wasn’t fundamentally on the grounds that I was excessively excited about its appearance to be straightforward. I for one purchase a Patek Philippe Reviews since I like the appearance of it in any case, specialized advancements do come in later as motivation to purchase a Patek Philippe Reviews (or not in the least a few times when a Patek Philippe Reviews is truly terrible). Notwithstanding, I need to change my assessment and say that I loved the specialized ‘engineered’ look of the Carbotech case on this Panerai PAM 616. Further more, it is a comfortable Patek Philippe Reviews notwithstanding the 47mm measurement. I couldn’t see myself wearing it consistently because of its size, yet on the other hand, I seldom chance upon individuals these days with only one Patek Philippe Reviews anyway.

So, I like the specialized look & feel of this watch just as a portion of the little subtleties like the utilization of the yellow-ish Super LumiNova and the blue accents on the dial and lash. I do feel that the cost is very steep for the three-hand Patek Philippe Reviews (with date), yet I sense that the Carbotech case is anything but a modest case to deliver, particularly since it’s anything but a mass-created Patek Philippe Reviews It makes this Patek Philippe Reviews exceptional and maybe over the long haul a collector’s piece, so that may compensate for the “current” cost tag.

The sticker price on this piece is 17.500 Euro, including VAT.

More data on

Comfortable elastic tie on the PAM 616 Panerai Pre-V style clasp Panerai PAM 616 case band showing the regular Carbotech structure. Crown locking framework The beautiful Panerai PAM 616 dial printing and hands give an extraordinary difference to the case The licensed crown lock framework is likewise made of Carbotech – Pattern working on this issue and drags Matte military look of the PAM 616