Panerai is putting its fancy Carbotech material to work in two new watches. Carbotech is a special composite developed by Panerai that is lighter than titanium and stronger than stainless steel. This makes it an excellent material for Panerai large replica watches.
The PAM 979 is the regular production version, while the PAM 961 is the limited edition version. The differences are subtle. The Panerai Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech PAM 979 Copy Watch has white markers and a black rubber strap, while the PAM 961 has green accents and a green rubber strap.
These two new Submersible Marina Militaire Carbotech 47mm watches are clearly based on the Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech from four years ago. The basic ingredients are the same: Panerai Replica 47mm wide Carbotech case, 300 meters water resistance, small seconds at 9 o’clock, large markers, and self-winding movement.
The dials of these new Submersibles are carbon. Also, gone is the faux vintage lume seen in the earlier model and in its place is solid color lume. These two changes have a profound effect on the way the watch looks and feels.
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.