To the casual observer, the addition of Panerai’s “Marina Militare” wordmark to a dial might not carry much significance – but to Paneristi die-hards, it’s a significant hat tip to the brand’s origins with Italian Navy commandos, and a subtle detail that references some of the most iconic dive watches ever made.
Technically speaking, a shot-for-shot remake of the original Marina Militare-issued watches would be rendered in Panerai Radiomir series replica watchescase (sans crown guard), but this treatment already exists in the PAM587. However, apparently the detail was too good for just the Radiomir, as Panerai continues to ride the nü-vintage tide by replicating the 587 dial and dropping the same P.3000 manual-winding movement in a fully modernized 47mm stainless steel Luminor case that’s water resistant to 100 meters. The end result is the Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days (PAM673) – the most current evolution of the original Militare-issued watches.
Before getting too spun up in the minutia of what sets one Panerai high quality fake watches apart from the next, think of the Tudor “Black Bay” for a moment. Each is a fully modern dive watch whose language and design intent pays homage to a comparable era of military-spec watchmaking. Simply swap out “Rotor Self-Winding” for “Marina Militare” on the dial, and you start to get the picture.
That said, it could probably be argued that Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days permutation replica watches are about as faithful as it gets to the source material. In fact, if you were to ask anyone with a passing familiarity with Panerai watches to draw one from memory, you’d probably be presented with an example looking a lot like the PAM673, which manages to pack in all the classic signatures – from the oversized case and patented crown-locking mechanism to the luminous, time-only sandwich dial.
Debuting in advance of SIHH 2016 (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic PAM00655 from Officine Panerai is the first watch in the Panerai Radiomir 1940 seris replica watches to be offered with a white dial.
Its graphic design maximises the dial’s clarity and legibility, with the large black figures corresponding to the hour markers and the small seconds dial at nine o’clock, a characteristic of Panerai cheap fake watches of the 1940s.
The cushion case, in AISI 316L stainless steel with polished finish, is 42 mm in diameter and 10.93 mm thick.
The steel crown with OP logo in relief is connected to the mechanism which stops the balance as the time is adjusted, for perfect synchronisation of the watch.
On the back of the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic is a round window with a sapphire crystal through which the automatic P.4000 movement Panerai replica watches, entirely made in the Officine Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, is displayed.
A brushed-finish plate covers the greater part of the mechanism while the full balance bridge with twin supports carries the balance, oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Thanks to the off-centred oscillating weight, set within the movement, the calibre is only 3.95 mm thick.
Made of tungsten, the rotor oscillates in both directions and it is connected to the two spring barrels in series which store a power reserve of up to three days.
On occasion of the “Dive into Time” exhibition held in Florence and after the recent presentation of the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Tourbillon GMT replica watches PAM00600, Officine replica Panerai watches introduces more novelties and in particular a new collection named Luminor Due (meaning Two in Italian), the result of a challenge taken by the designers and engineers of the Panerai Manufacture to offer enthusiasts a new interpretation of the brand’s iconic watch while achieving a reduction in the thickness of the case compared to the historic one which is up to 40% for some models.
These circumstances contributed to create a huge buzz around Panerai, something which attracted the attention of the Vendôme Luxury Group (today Richemont Group) which in 1997 completed the acquisition of the Officine Panerai watchmaking business. Watches produced between 1993 and 1997 are generally referred to as “Pre-Vendome” models.
For collectors and lovers of these references, Officine Panerai luminous replica watches presented a new set composed of two watches inspired to the models created in 1996: a left-handed version of the Luminor Black Seal and a very rare Luminor Daylight with a white dial and blue markers.
The two watches are supplied in a box inspired by those used for Panerai vintage Luminor fake watches, made of pear wood with a teak base and containing a model of the human torpedo (Siluro a Lenta Corsa – slow speed torpedo), together with a rare publication about the military equipment of the special forces of the Royal Italian Navy, in which Panerai watches and instruments appear. The box also includes a spare strap for each model and a screwdriver.
On occasion of the “Dive into Time” exhibition held in Florence and after the recent presentation of the Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Tourbillon GMT replica watches PAM00600, Officine Panerai introduces more novelties and in particular a new collection named Luminor Due (meaning Two in Italian), the result of a challenge taken by the designers and engineers of the Panerai Manufacture to offer enthusiasts a new interpretation of the brand’s iconic watch while achieving a reduction in the thickness of the case compared to the historic one which is up to 40% for some models.
The case has the classic bridge device with sealing lever which protects the winding crown, and every component has a polished finish. The sapphire crystal reveals the classic minimalist Panerai diving cheap fake watches dial with sandwich construction and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock.
Inside, the in-house developed and manufactured P.1000 hand-wound movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering a three-day power reserve. The movement also contains the device which stops the balance and zeroes the seconds hand (seconds reset) when setting the time, for easy synchronization of the watch with the reference signal.