Luminor 1950 Replica

Reviewing Three Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC Chronographs Replica Watches


Swiss Panerai is celebrating its lasting relationship with the sport of classic yacht racing by releasing three Panerai Luminor Marina Flyback Chrono replica watch equipped with a set of functions directly connected to the nautical world. The so-called PCYC (Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge) chronos offer three slightly different takes on the form though, so let’s take a quick look at what makes each new model special.

Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback replica

Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback replica

I’m sure you’re wondering, as I did when I first saw this watch, how you quickly get the chronograph minute hand in position at the start the countdown. The answer: by pushing the button located at four o’clock, set into the crown guard. Each press moves the hand back by one minute. It’s quite a clever execution really, and the placement of the countdown in the fourth quarter of the dial allows for the addition a nautical tachymeter scale too.

First up is the Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono replica PAM 652. While it also measures 47mm, is made of titanium, and is powered by the same chronograph movement, it is a wholly different proposition to the PAM 615 Jack tested in situ during the Corinthian Classic. Don’t mistake it in the photos here for a rattrapante – it has central chronograph seconds and minute hands. There’s also a chronograph hour counter at three o’clock and a small seconds register at nine o’clock. Unlike the PAM 615, it comes in a classically styled Luminor 1950 case with a polished bezel, and the 15-minute countdown is placed on the dial’s rehaut, between nine and 12 o’clock.

Luminor Marina Flyback Chrono replica watch

Luminor Marina Flyback Chrono replica watch

The PAM 653 looks very much the part of your typical Panerai. It has a deep black dial and a full complement of those slightly bubbly Arabic numerals for the hours, rendered in a golden hue that is meant to look well-aged. The PAM 654, on the other hand, has a bright, ivory-colored dial with luminous dots to mark the hours and batons at 12 and six o’clock (double and single, respectively). The result is a pair of watches that, while technically identical, look completely different.

Once again their tachymeters are based on a knot scale. It’s the looks though where the two watches differ – and something small makes a big difference.Next, we have the PAM 653 and the PAM 654. Both are slightly smaller than the PAM 652, measuring 44mm instead of 47mm. Both also come in a Luminor 1950 case made of steel rather than titanium, and are powered by Panerai’s in-house, self-winding, three-day movement, the caliber P.9100.

Both versions of the mens fake Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio – the PAM 653 and the PAM 654

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