Panerai returns to gloss and heavy metal with the Platinumtech Luminor Marina PAM01116 Copy Watch. But the case of PAM 1116 is not traditional, most watches use PT950 platinum alloy, but a superhard alloy with better wear resistance.
Like many of Panerai’s recent top models, the Platinumtech Luminor is backed by a 70-year warranty – an oversized logo on the sapphire caseback underscored again.
Panerai Replica vs Real recent offerings lean towards lightweight alloys or composites, which sets the Platinumtech Luminor apart. The brand has produced platinum watches a long time ago — both the Radiomir and Luminor models — and they’re always impressive in weight, matching their price tags.
The new Platinumtech Luminor 1:1 Clone is no doubt equally impressive to the touch, and it also benefits from an unconventional but attractive olive green dial.
The watch comes with an impressive 70-year warranty, but it feels more like a gimmick than practical value. The Panerai Replica Watch movement inside the watch is a simple movement that doesn’t require a 70-year warranty, except for decades beyond the lifespan of most living buyers.
The Platinumtech Luminor is expensive for a contemporary Panerai, but not that expensive relative to the wider market given the size of the case and the movement inside.
But given Panerai Replica Watches China tendency to iterate over successful versions, that may not be the case. So it might make more sense to wait for a similar watch with the same case metal but less than a 70-year warranty.
The case – as well as the crown lock bridge and lever – is made of Platinumtech, a platinum alloy that Panerai says is “harder and physically enhanced than conventional platinum” and therefore undergoes a “manual polishing process”. Little is revealed about its composition, but platinum can be hardened by alloying with other metals.
To go with the new metal case, the Quality Replica Watch has a brand new dial with a combination that has never been used before. It has a typical Panerai two-layer “sandwich” construction in metallic olive green, with blued steel hands and a gilded “Panerai” print at six o’clock. They complement the beige Super-Luminova to create an unusual color combination that works surprisingly well.
The Platinumtech Luminor Luxury replica watch is mechanically identical to the more ordinary watch version. It’s powered by the P.9010, which also appeared in last year’s Luminor Marina Fibratech PAM 1663, and it comes with a traditional eight-year warranty.
The Panerai 1:1 Replica Watch P.9010 is automatically equipped with a three-day power reserve and is visible through the sapphire caseback, but only partially because of the huge logo on its inner surface. Created by metal deposition, the logo includes two “warranties” in case someone forgets it.