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 Watches Panerai 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.