Mare Nostrum, Latin for “our sea.” The term is always reminiscent of the rare and unique models of the Panerai collector. In fact, in the early days of Florentine manufacturing, a timepiece was created, which is a very rare timepiece. Based on this concept and the few files available at the time, Panerai first reedited the Mare Nostrum chronograph in 1993 (reference 5218-301), the first year that the Panerai’s first series of watches were designed for civilian use. Use – has become iconic watch. In 2017, the watch will return with a faithful (but rare) tribute version of fake Panerai Mare Nostrum 42mm PAM00716.
The new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM00716 is almost small (according to Panerai replica watches standards) and is a nearly identical reissue of the 1993 edition – thus not loyal to the original 1943 model, but the 1993 edition has become a separate symbol. Therefore, we see the regression of the 42mm Acciaio case (stainless steel), with the same shape, the same surface treatment (polished side, circular drawing plane), the same screw on the lugs, and, importantly, the same ring with a graduated tachometer on a scale of km from 280km/h to 55km/h. The crown and button are the same.
Panerai in fact, the dial is also in a dark blue tone, the surface is grainy, the same blue pointer with a slight beige paint, the indexes are the same at 12 and 6, the minute and hour tracks are the same, the same sub-counter, the equivalent mark, and, finally, the same inscription. A concession to modernity and luxury: the high-quality fake Panerai watch strap is now a dark blue crocodile leather one.
The similarities do not stop there. The undercover is also almost identical, and this new Panerai Mare Nostrum 42mm PAM00716 is even identical to the 1993 model, which means the OP XXXIII movement is created and personalized by Panerai Replica Swiss Movement on the ETA 2801-2 base to match the dupoes-depraz timestamp module. This is a manual on – chain movement, power storage 42 hours, COSC certified precision timer. Even the box is a tribute to the 1993 model, as this special edition also comes with a smaller Luigi Durand De La Penne, the Italian navy destroyer launched in 1993, as it was in the days of the vandom.