When watchmaker Officine Replica Watches Panerai For Sale UK showed the PAM530 prior to the SIHH 2013, we thought it might herald something important but little did we know that we would be looking at another yachting-themed chronograph. Panerai is of course a strong supporter of yachting, including events such as the Cheap Fake Watches Panerai Transat Classique 2012 UK regatta, so a watch like PAM526 (Luminor 1950 Regatta Chrono Flyback) is a perfect fit. This is Panerai’s first true in-house regatta countdown chronograph model, thus the significance. We like it so much it is one of our choices for significant watches from the SIHH 2013.
Basically, the regatta function here allows the central orange chronograph minute hand to be set back (effectively below zero, down to minus 15 as shown on the dial top) to the appropriate amount of time before the start of the regatta. This function is used to time the start of any given regatta properly because a precise start is vitally important. In Replica Watches Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta PAM526 For Sale UK, the orange pusher at 4 o’clock accomplishes this movement back in time, one push at a time. The automatic movement involved here is the new in-house calibre P.9100/R with vertically coupled column wheel chronograph mechanism. It has a power reserve of 3 days thanks to twin spring barrels.
The flyback chronograph function in Cheap Fake Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta PAM526 For Sale UK works basically like this: before a regatta begins, the orange hand is set back as described above. Once the chronograph is activated (start/stop pusher at 10 o’clock), the watch starts tracking how many seconds and minutes remain till the start of the race. Once the race starts, the watch keeps track of how much time has passed since the start of the race.
This is just like any other chronograph of course except that one activates it before the start of the timing period and need not touch it again when the timing period actually begins. The pusher at 8 o’clock returns all hands to zero once the race is done. If activated while the chronograph is still in action, it returns the hands to zero without stopping anything, thus allowing a new time period to be tracked.
PAM526 is a bit of a monster on the wrist, measuring 47mm, but it is in titanium in this edition making it lightweight. It is water-resistant to 100 meters and has an exhibition caseback so one can admire the automatic calibre P.9100/R. Note that the watch is available without the regatta function (calibre P.9100) in steel (Best Sale Replica Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta PAM526 For Sale UK) and rose gold (PAM525).