Black and Blue. The burger you ask? No. A bruise? Nope, not that either. The new Panzera Flieger 47? Yes, that would be what I am referring to. As the name would imply, the Panzera Flieger is 47mm and is another take on your standard pilot/flieger watch. There’s definitely a strong similarity to an IWC Big Pilot, though you can get a Panzera Flieger for a fraction of the price. But will it be the Flieger for you? Let’s take a closer look.
Below is my video presentation of the Panzera Flieger 47 Date. *For some reason in the video I kept saying chronograph movement, and it is not, but rather an automatic movement with sub second and power reserve.*
CASE – Stainless Steel (316L) with PVD coating
DIAMETER – 47mm
Length – 54mm
CASEBACK – Exhibition screw down
POWER RESERVE – 40 hrs
CROWN – Screw-in
STRAP – 24mm Black Leather with deployant clasp
WEIGHT – 125 grams
THICKNESS – 16mm including domed crystal
GLASS – Hardened mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating
2 Year warranty
Price – $495 USD, $385 Euro.
Normally I do not really go into depth with watch boxes, even though I always photograph them. That is because many times, a box is a box and similar to most others. After all, we are not buying a box that sits in a closet, but rather a watch that we wear on the wrist. With the Panzera 47 Flieger though, I wanted to just write a few words to say what a nice presentation it is. As you can see in the photos, it comes in a large signed wood box that slides open to then reveal the soft faux leather box that the watch is housed in. This box is not useful for a travel case or anything (which is something I always prefer) but is very solid and nice to look at and you could use it as a jewelry box for you or your wife or store other things in it if you want.
The 47mm case on this review example is coated with a matte black pvd, which is well finished and helps to reduce glare off the case, as opposed to if it was a brushed or polished finish and then coated. It looks to be blasted first, and then coated with the pvd process. The large diamond shaped crown, which is characteristic of most flieger style watches is a screw down, even though it is only water resistant to 50m.
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