We have one evergreen timeless watch in front of us – Panerai PAM177. This beautiful watch is the updated version of the famous 1940s Luminors that have almost the same styling as their older predecessor. However, this version has much better materials used for the sake of longevity and health (first Luminors were not that good for you – find out more on Panerai hidden history). Also, PAM177 has refined Panerai OP XI movement. Let’s dig deeper into Panerai PAM177 review.
Panerai PAM177 features
Panerai PAM177 is excellent gentlemen’s watch that belongs to Panerai Historic collection line. Just like any other Panerai Luminor, it will sit big on your wrist as it is large in size (44mm in diameter). The case of this model is brushed Titanium with already familiar crown protector. Being made out of Titanium, PAM177 is noticeably lighter that other Luminors.
Not only having remarkable physical, mechanical and corrosion-resistant qualities, Titanium is light, strong and hypoallergenic. Furthermore, titanium has the same strength as steel but is 40% lighter.
We have reviewed differences on Panerai Titanium and Steel models. PAM177 has fixed bezel and black dial that’s strapped on luxurious leather strap.
Like most of today’s models, Panerai PAM177 case is covered with 3.5mm thick sapphire crystals with anti-glare coating. The back of the case is also covered with sapphire crystals so you can see through it and admire that great looking OP XI movement from Panerai. However, the front facing sapphire is a bit curved and treated so it is more though and scratch resistant.
If you take a look at the back, you will see the OP XI movement that’s been introduced in 2002 as a refinement of OP X movement. Panerai PAM177 has been introduced as the upgrade to the PAM176 which has slightly older OP X movement and lacks the seconds dials. The base for this movement is Swiss made manual winding movement featuring 17 jewels and beating at 21.600 semi oscillations her hour (3 Hz). Being a manual wind, it has power reserve of 56h when fully winded. This fine movement has proven to be exquisite and comes with C.O.S.C meaning that it has been tested and acknowledged as the elite among Swiss watches. Therefore, no need for any doubt in accuracy and reliability.
Panerai PAM177 features hour, minute and small seconds dials which are all displayed on black sandwich dial. This means that the lumious hour markers are created using trademarked Panerai technology and provides great night experience. Note that PAM177 has a slightly older OP X movement and lacks small seconds dial. As you may expect, this Panerai as any other is very well built and you can rest assured that there won’t be anything wrong with this timepiece. Furthermore, it is water resistant up to 300m.
Panerai PAM177 review
Having read all this, there is no doubt that this is one great timepiece that will sit proudly on your wrist. Due to it’s lightness, it will be comfortable to wear with luxurious leather strap. Like all Panerai’s, it comes with rubber replacement strap that’s easily changed for less formal occasions. Panerai PAM177 is one of the most wanted and sought after models for all Swiss manual winding watch collectors.