So extraordinary compared to different watches of the brand, the Mare Nostrum was the primary chronograph model made by Panerai for the Italian Royal Navy.
As per a few specialists, the principal models of this watch showed up in 1943 and were proposed for deck officials of the Royal Italian Navy, yet they never went into creation.
Based on the restricted documentation which endure the flood in Florence in 1966, Panerai made a first re-version of the chronograph in 1993 (ref. 5218-301/A), when the brand introduced its first assortment for non military personnel use.
Italian promoting of the Panerai Mare Nostrum – 1993
This 1993 model had similar plan and capacities as its archetype however it likewise had a few contrasts, coming about because of the craving to make the watch more convenient, and furthermore due to the absence of data accessible about the 1943 model. Specifically, the AISI 316L hardened steel case was 42 mm in measurement rather than 52 mm, and it was fitted with an expansive, level brush-completed bezel engraved with the tachymeter scale in km/h.
Officine Panerai is currently delivering the new Mare Nostrum Acciaio 42mm PAM716, a 1,000-piece restricted release which is straightforwardly roused to that 1993 re-version regarding highlights and measures.
The dial of the new PAM716 is a dark blue, similar to the crocodile lash which comes with coordinating sewing and a sewn-on steel clasp.
The chronograph minute counter is at 9 o’clock while the little seconds dial is at 3 o’clock and the chronograph seconds hand is midway mounted.
The etching on the dial and the markers covered with beige Super-LumiNova guarantee superb readability while following the particular Panerai tasteful.
The screw back is customized with the engraving Officine Panerai Firenze and the OP logo engraved upon it. Water-obstruction is 5 bars (around 50 meters/165 feet), the equivalent of the 1993 re-release.
The new Mare Nostrum Acciaio 42mm utilizations a similar development as the pre-Vendôme model: the hand-wound OP XXXIII type, made and customized by Panerai on the ETA 2801-2 base with a Dubois-Dépraz chronograph module. Offering a force hold of 42 hours, the development is COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certified.
The crate of the Officine Panerai Mare Nostrum Acciaio 42mm PAM716 incorporates a screwdriver, a subsequent cowhide tie and a model of the Luigi Durand De La Penne, the destroyer of the Italian Navy on which Panerai declared and introduced the Mare Nostrum in 1993. Cost is Euro 9,900. panerai.com