The Replica Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech is at the technical vanguard of Panerai’s re-branded Submersible collection. We found this rugged timepiece, engineered for combat diving, makes a sharp statement on dry land as well.
Released as one of the flagships of the revamped Submersible collection, which are distinguished on their dials by the use of “ReplicaPanerai Submersible” at 12 o’clock rather than the previous “Luminor Submersible Panerai,” is the latest model with its bezel, case middle, lugs and even the patented crown-protecting bridge made of Carbotech, a material that Panerai introduced to the watch world in 2015.
The bezel’s design is one of the most defining elements that separate it from other dive watches. The Panerai Replica studded relief dots that rise from its slightly curved surface are punctuated by a luminous-filled dot at 12 o’clock, tiny numbered dots at the 15-, 30- and 45-minute markers, and blank dots at the other 5-minute points.
It’s held in place securely by that patented protection device, also made of Carbotech, whose hinged locking mechanism extracts easily but firmly from its locked position to allow winding of the watch. After the Copy Panerai watchis wound, simply push the lever back into place to firmly anchor the crown and thus secure the Submersible’s water resistance of 300 meters.
Panerai Replicamade its first prototype dive watches for Italian military divers in 1936. The watches, which became known as Radiomirs, went into production two years later. In the mid-1950s, Panerai introduced a new version with a curved, crown protection bridge. It became known as the Luminor Replica Watches China.
Panerai replaced the Copy watch’s Rolex hand-wound movement, which had no seconds hand and a 36-hour power reserve, with an Angelus caliber that had a small-seconds display and an eight-day power reserve.
Although our test watch has a power reserve of three days, we feel that it’s more than sufficient for a hand-wound watch.
The diver who accompanied us on our dive, Jens Höner, is a trained frogman and mine clearance diver who has set depth records both with Replica Watches and without equipment, including a scuba dive to a depth of 240 meters.
For our hands-on session today we have this handsome greyish titanium and blue dial model, reference Panerai PAM00670 Replica,which stands out with its crisp, navy-like contrasts.
Copy Panerai’s upper hand was luminescence and depth gauges, wrist compasses, detonators, sights and later wristwatches that glowed in the dark were specially developed for Italy’s Navy.
The Replica Watches China 47mm case is large and will overwhelm a small wrist, no doubt about it. Luckily, the material chosen for the case is titanium making it extremely light to wear, and if you have an 18cm or more wrist,it makes a balanced and comfortable, though with presence, watch.
The bezel is polished and the base is brushed and the slightly darker tone of titanium looks great with the striking blue dial.ThePanerai Replicagreyish blue colour selected for the dial is extremely handsome and provides a solid contrast to the sandy coloured indices, hands and indications.