The relationship of Panerai with the International Circuit for Classic Sailing Yachts is a boring tale that has prompted the making of different watches, under the name Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC). Often viewed as probably the most delightful watches in the assortment, much the same as the Luminor 1950 PCYC ref. PAM00653 we explored as of late (my number one Panerai watch), the Italian brand discloses three new pieces with the PCYC logo on the dial and a checked takeoff from the vintage motivation of past models. More present day and sportier, let’s investigate the PAM00764, PAM00788 and PAM001020.
The 2019 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge assortment dispatches three new watches – as it is often the situation with these nautical-propelled pieces. The past assortment, tracing all the way back to 2017, as of now houses three chronograph watches – two with flyback capacities (ref. PAM00654 and PAM00653) and a more complex watch with a regatta complication and a bigger case (ref. PAM00652). Every one of them had a work of art, marginally vintage style with warm tones and 1940s dials. Albeit the 2019 models share numerous specialized components with these past models, the visual effect is bolder, more present day and much sportier.
The 2019 Panerai Yachts Challenge – common points
Sharing similar specialized base, the three watches separate themselves with various shading combinations on the dial and cases produced using various materials. The formula utilized on the PAM00653 we evaluated a couple of months prior hasn’t changed either, just the habillage (external highlights) has been updated.
All three models of the 2019 Panerai Yachts Challenge are housed in 44mm pad molded cases. The licensed ensuring gadget for the crown on the correct side of the case implies that the chronograph pushers are situated on the left half of the case, at 8 and 10 o’clock. Consistently, the reset pusher has all the earmarks of being very commonsense to incite with your correct thumb. The bizarre situation of the beginning catch, be that as it may, requires some getting utilized to.
All three models, reference PAM00764, PAM00788 and PAM001020, additionally have similar development and same capacities – not any more complex regatta or split-seconds watches – yet the standard flyback chronograph development. The Caliber P9100, a coordinated programmed chronograph with a section haggle grip, has a fascinating design with both the slipped by seconds and minutes showed on the focal pivot – making it simple to peruse. It likewise adds a running seconds counter and a 12-hour sub-dial (however luckily, no date…)
Being nautical watches, the typical tachymeter scale on the internal rib has been graduated in tangles (rather than the car roused km/h or mph). The flyback work considers immediate progressive timings. The Caliber P9100 is current and beats at 4Hz and flaunts a 3-day power save when completely twisted by its focal programmed rotor.
The Luminor Yachts Challenge PAM00764
The first model in this 2019 Panerai Yachts Challenge assortment, the PAM00764, is an energetic titanium piece with a dark dial and blue accents. The 44mm case substitutes brushed and cleaned surfaces and comes with a dark elastic strap.
The dial of the PAM00764 is likewise about games and advancement, with a dark foundation, no false patina on the lists and hands, and all the chronograph signs are featured in blue. Indeed, even the chronograph pushers include a little blue band. The three hands for the time are metallic with white glowing material, much the same as the cut out Arabic numerals and hour markers.
The Panerai Luminor Chronograph Yachts Challenge 2019 PAM00764 is water-impervious to 100 meters and will be valued at EUR 12,900 – a generally restricted increment compared to the steel PAM00653, which was estimated at EUR 12,000.
The Luminor Yachts Challenge PAM00788
The second model in the 2019 Panerai Yachts Challenge assortment, the PAM00788, is the boldest and sportiest of the parcel. While indistinguishable precisely to the watch introduced over, its case (still 44mm) is made of matte dark artistic, with a dark DLC-covered titanium caseback. The gadget securing the crown (ensured as a brand name) is additionally in dark fired. Completing the energetic and secrecy look is a dark elastic strap.
The format of the dial of reference PAM00788 is indistinguishable from the model appeared above, with a matte dark foundation, blue accents for all the chronograph signs and differentiating hands for the time – which are covered in dark to coordinate the case. The Arabic numerals, the hour markers, and hands are completely covered with white radiant paint. One contrast is the bunch scale that is imprinted on the dial and not on the internal flange.
The 2019 Panerai Luminor Chronograph Yachts Challenge Ceramic PAM00788 is additionally water-impervious to 100 meters. It will be evaluated at EUR 15,500.
The Luminor Yachts Challenge PAM001020
Last yet not least, Panerai likewise has a more exquisite, more extravagant proposition in its 2019 Panerai Yachts Challenge assortment. The reference PAM001020 has similar details as the two models above, notwithstanding, its case is made of warm, brushed and cleaned 5NPT gold. Because of the material, the water-opposition is appraised at 50m. Conveyed on a blue gator lash, this one is reserved to be worn at the Yacht Club and not on deck.
The dial is likewise more exquisite on this PAM001020, with a dark blue tone and a satiné sunray finish. The dial actually holds its sandwich development, with white Arabic numerals. On this model, the chronograph signs are shown with silver-covered hands while the time is shown by gold-covered hands. Explicit to this model, the development is obvious through a sapphire caseback, with an exchange of the PCYC logo.
The 2019 Panerai Luminor Chronograph Yachts Challenge Gold PAM001020 will be valued at EUR 27,500.
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