Panerai has introduced two new long-awaited 42mm Submersible Copy Watches references with ceramic rotating bezels. One of them looks a bit like a 1389 that’s been hit with a shrink ray and a few strokes of a blue paint brush, but the other is a handsome new-for-2019 “shark grey” colorway with a navy blue ceramic bezel that mimics the livery of the recently announced PAM 982 Submersible chronograph designed in collaboration with Panerai Replica Watches China ambassador and freedive world champion Guillaume Nery.
Panerai’s ceramic bezel design is particularly interesting, as the slightly raised steel five-minute markers provide a uniquely textured element to what’s usually an entirely flat ceramic surface.Similarly, the 959 should be a hit for those who loved the Cheap Copy Watches mottled “shark grey” dial and the new ceramic bezel of the recently announced 982 flyback chronograph.
Matching its black dial, the 683 reference comes with a black date disc, while the new 959 reference comes with a nicely color-matched grey date disc to complement the shark grey dial. Both watches are fitted with Panerai Replica Watchesexcellent 22mm accordion rubber dive strap to match their respective bezels – the 683 in black, and the 959 in blue.
This new model is available in two subtly different references: an unlimited run with green Super-LumiNova (PAM00984), or a 19-piece limited run with blue Super-LumiNova (PAM00985). Made for the Panerai Replica Watches explorer and brand ambassador Mike Horn, both feature an in-house movement with a decent 72-hour power reserve, and enough design tweaks to keep things interesting.
Its 47mm case diameter is perfectly on brand; its highly legible, superbly executed sandwich dial is one of the best in the business; the Panerai Replica story behind the model and the pains taken to implement eco-strategies into the manufacturing process is inspired; and the redesign of the unidirectional bezel appeals to my anti-chromatic tastes.
As for those exceptions: screen printing on the underside of the sapphire crystal is a personal pet peeve because it messes with my focus when I glance at the dial. I’m also not a huge fan of the style of the main strap, although do respect Panerai Replica Watches China for trying something new with an eco-friendly material. The spare rubber strap would be the one for me, though.
Crucially, both iterations of the Cheap Copy WatchesPanerai Submerisble Mike Horn edition have character. It’s clearly Panerai, but it’s also clearly different. I much prefer the PAM00985 with the blue lume, because I feel it has a more modern look, which, in my opinion, suits the case dimensions much better.
Panerai Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible PAM 1039
Frankly, given the storied history of the brand and their ties to the Italian Navy, a watch from them headed for the water should work, right? I mean, it’s got Submersible right in the name! The Panerai Replica Watches Luna Rossa Challenger Submersible PAM 1039 should hold up just fine.
It’s light, it’s tough, and it won’t corrode in salt water. Good start, right? Add in a dial that’s made up of bits of the sail on the Cheap Copy Watches Luna Rossa AC75, and you’ve got something that thematically fits right in with the boat – literally.
While large, carbon fiber does lighten things up, and makes for a unique feel on the wrist. The sail treatment on the Panerai Replica dial also lightens things up a bit – sort of how some brands will “age” a dial – while giving some interesting texture. There’s also no denying how the hands and indices pop out against the dial.