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6 Stunning Designer Bands for the Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio – 42mm – PAM00676

Panerai Luminor PAM00676

Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio – 42mm – PAM00676

Panerai has developed so many different styles of timepieces that it is easy to find the exact watch style you want by looking at the Panerai collection.  The Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio reference PAM00676 is a hand-wound mechanical timepiece.  It is powered by a P.1000 calibre with 21 jewels a Glucydur balance and KIF Parechoc anti-shock device. The P.1000 provides a power reserve of 3 days.

The dial is a sun-brushed black dial with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.  It has a standard hour and minute hands and a small seconds dial at 10 o’clock.  It has luminescent coating on all of the hands and even at the small seconds 4 corners.

The case is AISI 316L polished steel and it is protected by a sapphire crystal on both the front and the back where you can see the Panerai movement.  The timepiece has water resistance to 30 meters and the winding crown is protected by the Panerai trademark locking mechanism.  The PAM00676 comes with a black tone on tone 22/18 standard strap.

Designer Bracelets for the Panerai Luminor PAM00676

Designer Bracelets for the Panerai Luminor PAM00676

Rubber B has developed the SwimSkin® Ballistic designer bands, engineered to fit the Panerai 40mm and 42mm cases and tang buckles.  These Vulcanized rubber straps utilize an innovative rubber technology that identically resembles Alligator hide or sailcloth.  However, it is actually 100% rubber and therefore has the durability and waterproofness that cloth or leather bands can only dream of.

Rubber B has developed 6 stunning color options for the Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio reference PAM00676. All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coatings, blends or bonding are used in the manufacturing process.  For more information, visit our page here.

10 Colorful Bracelets for the Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm – Reference PAM01024

Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024

Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024

Panerai makes one of the most sought after sports timepieces.  The Italian designed Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio – Reference PAM01024 has a 44mm diameter and is made from 316L polished stainless steel – making it highly resistant to corrosion and extreme environmental conditions.

The PAM01024 is powered by a Panerai caliber OP XXX, which has 25 jewels and provides a power reserve of 50 hours.  This caliber is the successor to the OP III, which was adopted from the timeless Valjoux 7750 calibre.  The OP XXX is also used on the PAM00731 which is the blue dial version of this timepiece.

Rubber B bands for the Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024

Rubber B bands for the Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024

The PAM01024 is a diver’s timepiece which provides water resistance to 660 feet.  The counter clockwise rotating bezel with graduated scale helps measure the diving immersions with a satisfying ratchet click at each minute interval.  The date window at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 10 o’clock provide balance to the dial.  The creamy luminescent coating on the Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 and the hour markers, hour/minute hand tips and small seconds windows, provide exceptional visibility in dark settings.

The Panerai is well known for its large crown and locking mechanism to protect the crown from accidental water seepage due to an improperly screw down seal.  There are unique touches on the bezel not often found on other timepieces.  The 15, 30 and 45 minute markings appear around the outer bezel to further provide accuracy while diving.

Rubber B provides 10 colorful bands for the Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024

Rubber B provides 10 colorful bands for the Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024

The Rubber B Vulcanized rubber straps are precisely calibrated for 44mm Luminor Submersible cases. This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case. A 316L Stainless Steel Tang Buckle is included with each strap. However, this strap also perfectly fits the original Panerai tang buckle.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the manufacturing process, ensuring an unmatched wearability and strength which will retain its stylish beauty for many years.

Rubber B has developed 10 colorful bands for the Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio 44mm reference PAM01024.  It has 6 solid color bands and 4 dual color “vulchromatic” bands which are jet black with a colorful stripe down the middle.  Panerai owners of Rubber B bands have the ability to extend their palette with a look that suits their style and personality.  With a quick change to a new color Rubber B band, the Bracelet transforms the Panerai’s personality from an austere and military classic look to a fun and exciting appearance.  For more information, visit our page here.

Rubber B Launches the new SwimSkin Bracelets for the 40mm and 42mm Panerai Timepiece

Panerai Luminor 1950 with Swim Skin Watch Band

Panerai Luminor 1950 with Swim Skin Watch Band

The Panerai Luminor 1950 lineup of timepieces, including the PAM00677 Luminor Due 3 Days Oro Rosso, PAM00904 Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio, PAM00906 Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio, PAM00728 Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio, and the PAM00741 Luminor Due 3 Days Oro Rosso are exceptional 42mm models which come on leather strap.  Protected by a sapphire scratch-resistant crystal on both the front and the back side of the timepiece, the Panerai Luminor is an exquisite sports timepiece. 

Powered by an in-house designed hand-wound mechanical caliber P.1000/10, the 42mm Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days contain 12 lignes, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, and a KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. These timepieces provide hour, minutes, a small seconds functions and a power reserve of 3 days.  They support a diving depth of 330 feet.  The timepiece is protected by Panerai exclusive crown locking mechanism that further protects the timepiece from water intrusion into the timepiece.

Rubber B has designed two exclusive SwimSkin bracelets for the Panerai 40mm and 42mm – which perfectly fits its 22mm lug space.  The first is a SwimSkin Alligator Leather band which fuses either Expresso or Black Alligator leather with Vulcanized rubber.

The second bracelet is a SwimSkin Ballistic model which resembles Alligator hide or sailcloth.  However, it is 100% rubber and is therefore fully waterproof and has an unmatched strength and resiliency.  No coatings, blends or bonding is utilized in the Rubber B vulcanized rubber manufacturing.

Rubber B SwimSkin Bands support the Panerai Tang Buckle

Both bands support the original Panerai tang Buckle.  Manufactured in Switzerland the SwimSkin bands provide a stylish elegance, while its vulcanized rubber provides a non-toxic, non-marking and allergen-free material which repels dust.  For more information about our Swimskin bands for Panerai timepieces visit our page here.

10 Bracelets for the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00561

Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio - 44mm - Reference PAM00561

Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00561

The Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00561 is a beautifully designed timepiece which appears simplistic in design and can easily pass for a dress watch.  However, if you inspect the timepiece closer, you will find that the Reference PAM00561 is a stunning accomplishment in Italian horology.  Inspired by the Luminor 1950 case created for the underwater commandos of the Italian Navy, the Reference PAM00561 has a polished bezel made from AISI 316L 1.4435 stainless steel, and highly legible black Arabic numerals against a white dial background.  In order to provide luminescent readability in the dark or at night, subtle luminescent dots appear at each hour mark, and a double dot appears at the 12 o’clock position.  The hour and minute hands are also painted with luminescence.

The Reference PAM00561 is powered the Hand-wound mechanical Panerai P.5000 calibre. The movement is made with 15 ½ lignes, 21 jewels and 127 components, and contains both a Glucydur® balance, and the KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. The result is a timepiece providing an incredible 8 days of power reserve.  The large winding crown is additionally protected by the patented Panerai locking mechanism, and a waterproofing system providing water resistance to approximately 900 feet.  The Reference PAM00561 comes with a black leather band.

10 Designer Bands for the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio - 44mm - Reference PAM00561

10 Designer Bands for the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00561

Rubber B has developed an impressive array of color options for the  for the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00561.  The simple beauty of this Panerai reference can be enhanced by a simple change of the band color – to fit the season, or your personality.  Dress up the timepiece with Jet Black or Arctic White, or turn heads with a yellow, blue, or red band.  Rubber B also has 4 dual colored bands to get a touch of color on a classy black band.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure Vulcanized Rubber.  These Rubber B straps are precisely calibrated for 44mm Luminor and Luminor Marina cases utilizing “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case.  A 316L Stainless Steel Tang Buckle is included with every strap. However, this strap also perfectly fits the original Panerai buckle. For more information please visit our Panerai page here.

Panerai Timepieces with Unusually Long Battery Life – Panerai PAM00533 and PAM00335

Panerai PAM00533 and PAM00335

Panerai PAM00533 and PAM00335

Panerai has developed some of the most powerful automatic timepieces in the world.  They have 3-day, 8 day and now 10-day power reserve models.  The 10-day timepieces provide an incredible 240 hours of power reserve proudly displayed on the power reserve indicator on the dial.  The Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT Automatic Acciaio Reference PAM00533 displayed on the left above and the Luminor 1950 GMT Automatic Ceramica Reference PAM00335 displayed on the right above are beautiful representations of Panerai’s incredible achievement.

Both timepieces are powered by the caliber P.2003, the first automatic movement entirely designed and created by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel.  The unusually long power reserve is made possible because of a patent pending innovation made by Panerai which accumulates energy into 3 spring barrels.  The caliber P.2003 is made of 296 components and with 25 jewels, 13 ¾ lignes, a Glucydur balance and a KIF Parechoc anti-shock device.  The P.2003 calibre also has the seconds reset device which resets the seconds hand to zero, enabling the watch to be synchronized perfectly with a reference time signal.

Panerai Calibre P.2003

The Powerful Panerai Calibre P.2003

Besides the hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, a date aperture at 3 o’clock and the 10-day power reserve indicator, the two timepieces have a GMT 24-hour hand which provides accurate time for a 2nd time zone.  This GMT device provides excellent support for travelers and for people that interact with multiple time zones. Both timepieces have a 44mm case with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers.  The timepieces have water resistance to 300 feet.

The primary difference between the two powerful timepieces is the coloring on the case and bezel and the watch bands themselves.  The all-black PAM00335 has a slightly lighter beige used in the luminescent paint on the hour markers and hands.  This provides a brighter appearance in spite of its Darth Vader appeal.  The PAM00533 has a relaxed and sporty look with a polished steel bezel and case and a calf brown leather band.

Black Band for the Panerai Reference PAM00335

Black Band for the Panerai Reference PAM00335

Rubber B has developed 8 bands for the Panerai Panerai Luminor 1950 GMT Automatic Acciaio Reference PAM00533 and the Luminor 1950 GMT Automatic Ceramica Reference PAM00335. Rubber B offers 6 solid colors and two VulChromatic (dual-color) bracelets made of pure vulcanized rubber.  All Rubber B bands are manufactured in Switzerland.  These rubber straps are calibrated precisely for these references with “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case.  See the picture below for a close-up view of the tight fit of the band to the case.  The Rubber B vulcanized rubber straps are fitted with a 316L Stainless Steel Tang Buckle, but also perfectly fits the original Panerai buckle.

The Rubber B bands extend the ability for the timepiece to be used in active sporting activities including diving without the fear of bleeding since no coating, blends or bonding were used in the manufacturing process. Panerai timepiece owners can easily change the entire look of their investment with Rubber B’s colorful selection of Vulcanized rubber bands, while maintaining a comfortable fit.  Rubber B bands are ready for action no matter if it is the boardroom or the beach.  For more information on the Rubber B bracelets for the Panerai reference PAM00335 and PAM00533 visit our page here.