Let’s come to the heart of the matter: the new Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC 44mm PAM00779 is packing all the conceivable cool things Panerai can do in a solitary watch to a nearly contrivance like level… But truly, it just works! It has a strong, unmistakable and manly look, which brings about a completely unique combination of exemplary Panerai components. This PAM00779 is, to us here at MONOCHROME, one the most intriguing new watches the brand has as of late dispatched – and even its cost is rather competitive. Overview.
For its most recent delivery, Panerai is some way or another going for the simple formula. The new Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC 44mm PAM00779 is without a doubt a concentrate of everything famous at Panerai: 44mm Luminor case, bridge switch gadget over the crown, DLC-covered titanium case, California dial with a period just presentation, blued hands, 8-day power hold movement… And they even add a cool new Bund-like sleeve tie. It might have been a complete wreck, it might have been an appropriate trick yet eventually, the new PAM00779 is plainly very pleasant.
The base for this PAM00779 is the utilitarian-looking Luminor case, estimating here 44mm (the middle of the road, practically wearable case size at Panerai) and made in titanium to be lightweight and safe. To give the watch a more present day, less valuable feel, the case is covered with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), an even carbon-based layer which gives the metal a uniform appearance, with a matt anthracite finish and more prominent hardness, impervious to scratches and corrosion.
As part of the Luminor family, the California 8 Days DLC 44mm PAM00779 highlights the iconic bridge switch gadget that ensures the winding crown. This part is additionally covered with DLC and adds to the 300m water opposition of this watch.
Moving to the lash, Panerai brings something new that won’t assist the watch with feeling more modest on the wrist however that really befits the military motivation rather well: an alleged “Bund” tie. While the watch can be worn traditionally with its 2-section lash, made in untreated earthy colored leather with beige sewing (an exemplary for Panerai), you can also use the extra sleeve embellishment provided – something initially intended for military use, which forestalls the rear of the watch coming into contact with the skin. A dark elastic lash is additionally remembered for the box.
The dial of the PAM00779 is likewise exceptionally customary for Panerai, as dependent on the famous “California” plan. These dials, originally utilized by Panerai on some of its soonest military manifestations, combine stick hour markers with Roman and Arabic numerals. Every one of them are painted in tritium-shaded SuperLuminova, to upgrade the vintage/military look of this watch. The PAM00779 is a basic 2-hander (hours and minutes), as often for California-dialed watches – see for example the PAM00629 – and the two hands are thermally blued.
Inside the titanium instance of the PAM00779 is a 8-day power hold development, the in-house type P.5000. Once more, this decision is applicable to the military past of the brand, when watches conveyed to Italian frogmen were outfitted with huge Angelus 8-day developments. The type P.5000 is a cutting edge motor, with 2 heart barrels in arrangement and a dependable (rather basic) origination. The development isn’t obvious as hidden under a plain caseback.
Last however not least, the Panerai Luminor California 8 Days DLC 44mm PAM00779 isn’t just a cool-looking watch with numerous notorious highlights, yet it additionally a very much situated piece, as evaluated at EUR 7,900 – consider that the 2015 Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Titanio DLC ref. PAM00629 (likewise with California dial, additionally with a titanium DLC-covered case, in 47mm yet with the 3-day Calibre P.3000 hand-wound) was estimated at EUR 11,400… Really, this new PAM00779 has a few contentions! More subtleties on Panerai.com .