Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio, a watch featuring an interesting flyback chronograph perfectly suited to regatta racing. Panerai has a long association with the sea, harking back to the days it supplied the Royal Italian Navy with its über masculine Radiomir divers watches in 1936. This particular model features some ingenious functions which make it a must have for any team member vying for racing glory. Related Replica Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio.
The sheer scale of the black canvas on which the functions are presented. It is huge, thanks to the generous case diameter of 47 mm. By default, this grants a large area to display the numerous functions mentioned on the watch’s specification sheet. The resultant dial display is highly legible with each constituent part having sufficient space to breathe, nothing feels crammed. Hour and minute hands are unfussy, lined with luminescent material and impart time with refreshing brevity.A sandwich dial echt Panerai is a detail that will win favour with fans of the Swiss-Italian brand, myself included. The two layered construction accords a delicious depth to the dial that evokes a sense of discernible quality. Arabic numerals, in a modern font, feature at 6 o’clock and noon, whereas other hours are marked with simple batons. Panerai ownership invariably delivers nocturnal legibility par excellence and the PAM 526 proves to be no exception.
A small seconds display features at 9 o’clock, in common with several non-chronograph models in the Panerai catalogue, together with a 12-hour chronograph register positioned at 3 o’clock. The two subdials share the same proportion and deliver a balance to the dial which is very agreeable.Two central chronograph hands feature on the dial. The blue hand is a central chronograph seconds hand, whereas the orange hand is a central chronograph minutes hand. It is the latter which provides a fascinating point of differentiation. The start / stop chronograph button is positioned at 10 o’clock. The reset button is positioned at 8 o’clock. This is a flyback chronograph allowing the wearer to press the reset button whilst the stop-watch is in operation. This causes the chronograph hands to stop, reset and start in one simple action, proving useful for timing consecutive events.
The case is constructed of titanium with a brushed finish. I wouldn’t describe the watch as a featherweight, but the use of titanium does ensure it is not unduly heavy. Indeed, I think Panerai have judged the mass to perfection. On one hand there is an agreeable feeling of substance. The watch sat comfortably on my wrist and I did not find the push pieces, or crown with its iconic protection device, inhibit free movement of my left hand. Moreover, there were no annoying red marks caused from chafing. One reason for the comfortable fit is the rubber strap. It has a ribbed profile and envelopes the wrist uniting the wearer and timepiece perfectly. Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Titanio watch has fitted an exhibition case back, allowing the wearer to admire the brand’s movement.