Panerai PAM00176

Collection: Luminor Gender: Men
Just like every Luminor, Panerai PAM00176 is a classical beauty that stands out at its own class. The luxury timepiece is presented in an elegant titanium on leather construction that is fashioned with the signature design of the original 1940’s Luminor, watertight to a remarkable 300 meters of depth, and powered with one of the Italian origin watchmaker’s most sophisticated mechanical movement, the manual hand wound Panerai OP X calibre.

Panerai PAM00176 44mm Luminor Base Titanio PAM 00176 Manual Hand Wound for men

It is not too much for saying that this Neuchâtel manufactured wrist watch is the virtue Italian interpretation of the Swiss traditional watchmaking itself. The timepiece is simple yet simply captivating, and has a strong character that would surely left more than just an impression to anyone who ever took even just a single glance at it. Furthermore, its built quality, the materials and finishing works at its every parts are no less than remarkable. A flawless, if we may say, which designed to last for generation to comes.

Typical to Panerai, this gent’s Luminor Base Titanio watch seems bold with its masculine size. The timepiece is classy and versatile enough to goes with any attires, however, it might not work to well for those who particularly has a skinny wrist due to its hefty titanium case.

Speaking of the case, this Panerai 00176 (PAM00176) sports a sturdy 44 mm round case with a stationary bezel that is of a single block titanium, which meticulously crafted through a painstaking process due to the difficulty of refining the raw material. Of course, we don’t have to mind about that kind of details. What we need to know is that this 14 mm thick fine brushed titanium case is highly durable, corrosion resistant, and favorably, is also hypoallergenic so that it is considerably safe enough for those who have sensitive skins.

Although titanium is lighter than steel, still, the watch is a tad bit heavy. Thankfully, its strap offers a decent counter balance to the weight so that you can be sure that it is quite comfortable to wear. Rear View. The strap itself is made of genuine alligator leather, in Brown, and decorated with an appealing contrast stitching. It is supple, fairly thick, and comes equipped with a traditional pin and buckle clasp in titanium, with several perforations for maximum adjust-ability.

Having a mechanical movement that is finely hand-decorated would be pretty much useless if only this watch doesn’t features an exhibition caseback. It does, of course. The back of this Panerai Luminor Base Titanio watch is transparent, with a sapphire display that is securely held in place by a screwed-in titanium case back. Side Angle. Furthermore, you’ll also found that famous Déclic lever crown protection device which shields the winding crown and making it water-resistant at the case’s right hand side. Speaking of which, despite of having a see-through caseback, this Panerai PAM00176 watch’s water resistance is not just 30 or 50 meters as the most of this kind of watches did, but 300 meters (984 feet), making it suitable for swimming, snorkeling, or even diving. And it goes without saying that the timepiece wont ever fog through time and use, too.

Inside the its robust titanium case, this elegant mechanical timepiece is fitted with the Panerai OP X calibre. It is a top notch manual winding movement that is developed by the Italian watchmaker in accordance with the dictates of Swiss watchmaking tradition based on the 16½ lignes ETA 6497. Not only accurate, the OP X also provides some degree of shock resistant thanks to the Incabloc anti-shock device integrated within. This "in-house" movement is capable of producing 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, contains 17 jewels, and under full wind, it provides around 56 hours of power reserve. Dial: Zoom. This manual hand wound caliber’s simple functionality are nicely showcased through the watch’s Black sandwich dial that features Black oxidized steel hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova, along with sizable sticks and Arabic numeral hour markers which all are luminous so that they are easy to read in every light conditions. And as expected, this dial is shielded with a scratch resistant sapphire glass, which is not just any, it is a thick 3.5mm sapphire that is formed of corundum, and further enhanced with anti-reflective coating for an improved visibility.

Closing our simple review with a pricing info, for all of its quality offerings, this gent’s brushed titanium on Brown leather Black sandwich dial Panerai Luminor Base Titanio PAM00176 "two hands" manual winding watch is offered at an original manufacturer suggested retail price is $6,500.00 --which is reasonable enough for it.

Watch Specification

Brand: Panerai
Collection: Luminor
Series: Luminor Base Titanio
Model number: PAM00176

Style: 00176. also referred as PAM 00176, PAM 176, PAM176

Watch style: Gent, Casual Dress, Classic, Elegant
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss manual wound

Panerai OP X Calibre. In house, developed by Panerai based on caliber ETA 6497. Swiss made, mechanical manual-winding movement.

Specs
Function: Two hands. Size: 16½‴ lignes (Ø 36.6 mm), ± 4.5mm thick. 17 jewels. beats at 21,600 vph (3 Hz). provides ± 56 hours of power reserve.

Featuring Glucydur balance, Nivarox I balance spring, Incabloc anti-shock device, “Swan’s neck” regulation of the active length of the balance spring. Beautified with Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges, perlage, and Blued screws.

Functions: Hour, Minute
Dial: Black

Panerai’s Black sandwich dial. SuperLuminova coated Black hands. luminous stick and Arabic hour markers.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

3.5 mm thick. scratch resistant, anti-reflective coated.

Case: Titanium

Round, Ø 44 mm. ± 15 mm thick. fine brushed.

Bezel: Titanium

stationary bezel. fine brushed.

Caseback: See-through

screwed-in titanium with sapphire display. engraved.

Crown: Screw down crown

Titanium. fluted. Secured by Déclic patented winding crown protector with lever, with registered trademark symbol.

Bracelet: Crocodile / Alligator leather

Brown, calfskin reinforced alligator-skin leather bracelet with contrast stitching, stamped. ± 24 mm wide. men’s standard. with 7 perforations.

Clasp: Pin and buckle clasp
Notable Features: Diving ready
Luminous hands and markers
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 300 m (30 ATM / 984 feet)

suitable for rain, showering, swimming, snorkeling, skin diving, and diving.

Additional info: Box Contents

Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.


Material

Titanium is impervious to corrosion by salt water or the marine environment and it has exceptional resistance to a wide range of acids, alkalis, natural waters and industrial chemical products. It has the same strength as steel but is 40% lighter, and the one used in this timepiece is also hypoallergenic, making it ideal for contact with the skin.

MSRP

$

Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Panerai Luminor watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Panerai 44mm Luminor Base Titanio PAM 00176 Manual Hand Wound review in this page is written by Rief at Sunday, August 18, 2013. The post is tagged as $5000 up to $10000, 300m, 44mm, analog, casual, dress, manual, men, mid end, on leather, panerai, round, swiss manual, titanium, two hands, watch.

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