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As a brand that began by ushering out timepieces capable of withstanding the seas currents and depths, Officine Panerai still successfully navigates those waters. Now to celebrate their continuous collaboration with classic yacht racing, they have released three new chronographs to mark the occasion.

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These new watches have been dubbed the “PCYC” collection, which stands for “Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge”. Each one offers a slightly different peculirarity, to keep it interesting and more accurately suited for those in need of certain specifications. So, let’s jump right in and take a closer look as these new selections.

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PAM 652 * Image courtesy of: Officine Panerai

First off we have the “Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC Regatta 3 days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio (Ref#: PAM 652) with a 47mm case made out of titanium with a polished bezel and the brands iconic crown guard. There are two push-pieces on the left-side of the case at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions to operate the chronograph functions; plus another push-piece at the 4 o’clock position, which allows to move the minute hand back in one-minute intervals to set the countdown timer quickly. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).

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Time is exhibited on a black dial with Arabic numerals and a minute railroad track ring with Arabic numerals for every 5 minute increment. There are two sub-dials: a chronograph hour counter at the 3 o’clock position and a sub-seconds counter at the 9 o’clock position. A 15-minute countdown was placed on the outer most ring of the dial, between the 9 and 12 o’clock positions. Also features central chronograph seconds and minute hands, which just like the Arabic numerals have been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility. Plus an inscription reading “PCYC REGATTA” can be seen over the 6 o’clock position.

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PAM 652 * Image courtesy of: Officine Panerai

Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback

This “Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio” (Ref#: PAM 652) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber P.9100/R with 37 jewels, 328 components and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 72 hours (3 days), when fully wound. Mounted to the watch is a brown and beige assolutamente calf strap, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel buckle.

MSRP: $17,200.00 USD

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Next up we have the other two models, which are both held in a 44mm case made of stainless-steel. Their solid case-backs feature an engraving of a sail boat and the inscription “Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge” (this engraving can also be seen on the “PAM 652” making it the only element featured on all three models).

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They also feature two push-pieces on the left-side of the case at the 8 and 10 o’clock positions to operate the chronograph functions and the iconic Panerai crown guard. Water-resistance on these watches can reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).

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PAM 654 * Image courtesy of: Officine Panerai

Where these two watches really differ is on their dials. The “PAM 653” is exhibited on a black dial with Arabic numerals and a minute railroad track ring with Arabic numerals for every 5 minute increment. There are two sub-dials: a 12-hour counter at the 3 o’clock position and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position. Plus the visible outer most ring nearing the bezel with a nautical tachymeter scale, which measures the units based on a knot scale for yacht racings.

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PAM 653 * Image courtesy of: Officine Panerai

While the “PAM 654” is exhibited on a lighter ivory-colored dial dotted hour index markers, except for the 6 and 12 o’clock positions, which use a single baton at 6 o’clock and a double baton at 12 o’clock, as their hour markers. A minor difference on paper that translates to a very distinct appearance between the two models in their physical materializations.

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PAM 654 * Image courtesy of: Officine Panerai

All the other elements mimic the “PAM 653”, just with a different color-scheme. So, there are two sub-dials: a 12-hour counter at the 3 o’clock position and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position. The aforementioned nautical tachymeter scale that measures units based on a knot scale. Also both versions have their hands and Arabic numerals fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility; as well as the “PCYC FLYBACK” inscriptions seen over the 6 o’clock position.

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Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC Chronograph

These “Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 PCYC Chronograph” (Ref#: PAM 654 & 653) are both powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber P.9100 with 37 jewels, 302 components and 28,800 vph. Power reserve on these timepieces can last up to 72 hours (3 days), when fully wound. Mounted to the watch is a brown and beige assolutamente calf strap, secured to the wrist by a stainless-steel buckle.

  MSRP: $12,300 USD

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Written by Mauro Az