Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante reviewed

 

People say its easy to forget how lucky we are. Not for me, I get to go into Beverly Hills Watch every week and poke my head around a literal watch and jewelry playground. I’m reminded every time how lucky I am and how fortunate and fun partnering up with with Armen and Previously Enjoyed is, and has been. Today, I’m going to show you another great timepiece, a very cool Panerai; the Luminor 1950 Rattrapante. Lets get to it!

The watch available at Previously Enjoyed Watches

  • Brand – Panerai
  • Series – Luminor 1950
  • Model number – PAM00530
  • Bracelet – Rubber Black
  • Water resistant  – 100 meters
  • Case Diameter – 47mm
  • Functions – chronograph, hour, minute, second, linear power reserve, split-second chronograph
  • Power reserve -8 days
  • Self-Winding Automatic
  • Case – Titanium
  • Case Back – Exhibition
  • Dial Color – Black
  • Price – Original = $22,500 | Special Price $13,500

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Today we have a big boy watch! For those Panerai lovers I’m sure you know lots about this watch already. But let me share a little info I’ve learned. First off… what is a “Rattrapante”? Well if you don’t know… either did I… so you’re not alone. Basically, rattrapante refers to the split-second function this watch possesses. The watch has 2 large second hands that are used in conjunction with the chronograph functions. These are controlled by the 2 buttons on the left side of the case. This function is similar to that of a lap timer, wherein you can stop one second hand while allowing the other one to continue. Hope that helps explain this super cool complication.

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The Panerai Luminor 1950 Ratttapante has an unbelievable 8 day power reserve! This is pretty incredible and would save a guy like me a whole lot of winding time.

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My experience and thoughts on wearing this timepiece from Previously Enjoyed; This watch is a large piece. It’s 47mm diameter case and with the large Panerai crown bridge it makes it ever larger. I have a medium sized wrist, measuring at 7 inches – its large on me. I kind of like the oversized look. Panerai had done a wonderful job with their rubber straps. This one really held the watch on my wrist throughout the day without having that heavy feeling clunking around. I would not suggest this watch for someone under 6.5 inch wrist diameter.

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I was also a big fan of the exhibition caseback. I love to see what’s cooking behind the surface.

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Previously Enjoyed has this watch priced to go and I don’t think it will last long. It was purchased new in 2016. If you’re in the market, don’t wait. Also make sure you check out their website to see all the other great watches available.

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Why you have to shop @ Beverly Hills Watch… Beverly Hills Watch has been around since 1979. The sell both new and used watches. It’s easy to shop around for watches online, but you don’t always know what your getting. The “previously enjoyed” division of Beverly Hills Watch is a little different then your average online shop. Watches brought in on trade from current clients who purchased the watch from them in the past means they have the proper pedigree with all these watches. All new clients who are trading watches go through a very thorough verification process so you can be certain you are getting exactly what you are paying for.

Before you make your next watch purchase, or you want more info on a specific watch – I truly speak from experience – check out Beverly Hills Watch

“Previously Enjoyed Watches – The Exclusive Beverly Hills Watch Store since 1979. Specializing in buying, selling and trading new and pre-owned fine timepieces acquired from our vast network of clients around the world.”

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