Dials, have been black, blue, white or tobacco. The first, of course, is the colour found on all of the true military issue models, for the obvious reason that they were worn by sabotage teams not interested in being detected and betrayed by their Panerai Replica watches.
The last of the four colours pays homage to those early dials which have aged in the euphemistically named manner we now call “tropical”, Copy Panerai cannily reissuing historically important models with a pre-aged look.
Once the brand’s revival was fully under way, blue was also applied to the more macho variants, such as the big Panerai Luminor GMT Replica, while the last couple of years have seen a plethora of blue-dialled models across the range.
Making its debut on the latest Panerai Luminor Marina Replica Watches China is the new dial in brushed steel, and – once you get over the shock – it’s a stunner.
What it does, even more so than the stark white dials is to lighten the look. Colour aside, it’s pure Panerai Replica, and a bare bones description doesn’t quite convey the transition that the new dial hue imparts to the watch.