The Replica Panerai Luminor Marina eSTEEL™️ (PAM01358) features eSTEEL™️, a ‘new, recycled-based steel alloy’. While there were some complications available, as well as Submersible options, there wasn’t a stand alone range back then, the Panerai portfolio was a bit limited.
Now, Panerai has showcased its penchant for technical innovation, once again. This time, it’s unveiled a new model endowed with a case and dial formed of a ‘new, recycled-based steel alloy’. The Panerai Luminor Marina Replica Watches represents a new, responsible and sustainable face to watchmaking. With a total mass of 152.4g, this eSTEEL™️ model incorporates 89g (58.4%) of ‘recycled-based materials’. Panerai report eSTEEL exhibits identical chemical behaviour, physical structure and corrosion resistance as a non-recycled alloy.
Dials are usually made of metal, quite often brass. Thereafter, the metal is subject to galvanic treatment in order to suffuse the surface with a base colour. In this instance, the dial is made of eSTEEL™️. The alloy is then presented in a choice of three hues: ‘Blu Profondo’, ‘Verde Smeraldo’, and my favourite, ‘Grigio Roccia’.
The Panerai Replica dial is polished and features a graduated tint with a pewter tone at the top of the dial and a charcoal colour at the base of the dial. Consistent with other Luminor Marina models, the dial adopts the brand’s famous sandwich-construction. The indexes comprise of apertures cut into the upper layer, revealing the lower membrane and its contrasting whitish hue. While most indexes are simple batons, the hour markers at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are Arabic numerals, presented in a contemporary font sans serifs.
A small seconds display resides at 9 o’clock, a detail seen on the iconic Luminor Panerai of 1950, a model that was equipped with the famous Angelus 8-day movement. Cheap Panerai Replica continues to reference models from its past and, despite the passage of time, such vintage-inspired details still proffer much eye appeal. An aperture at 3 o’clock reveals the prevailing date. Upholding horological etiquette, the colour of the date disc matches the hue of the neighbouring areas of the dial.
Panerai has used eSTEEL™️ for the case of this watch in order to ‘reduce the need for virgin material extraction and its associated high environmental impact’. Clearly, this was not an easy task. Indeed, the brand has stated that producing the recycled-based steel alloy ‘required intense coordination at every stage of production between all the brand’s partners, some of whom had never before collaborated with a Replica Watch Swiss Movement company.’
Although there seems to be a trend towards smaller case sizes, I found the 44mm case sat snugly upon my wrist. One of the characteristics of the watch is that the lugs are not unduly long, making the watch wear smaller than its stated diameter would suggest. Nevertheless, if you yearn for a smaller Panerai Replica Watches For Sale, don’t worry, the brand has several suitable options to sate your desires, albeit they won’t be made of this novel recycled-based steel alloy.
The crown protection device is again made of ‘recycled-based steel alloy’. On the vertical flank of the device, ‘eSTEEL’ branding makes a further appearance, albeit it is tastefully discreet. To the rear of the watch, there is an absence of the ubiquitous sapphire caseback. Instead, the caseback is solid, upholding divers’ watch tradition.
The Best Panerai Replica Watches has furnished this movement with a couple of interesting details. Firstly, it has a ‘rapid adjustment system’ allowing the wearer to move the hour hand forwards or backwards in discrete one-hour increments, totally independent of the minute hand. I suspect this will prove useful for globetrotters flying between different time zones.
Another highlight is that the movement features two barrels, conferring a long power reserve of 3 days. However, there is another benefit. Two barrels will normally deliver a more consistent supply of power to the escapement than one barrel alone. If the power serving the escapement is more consistent then the amplitude will be less prone to fluctuation, thereby aiding precision.
The balance has a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and the movement contains 31 jewels. As the watch is fitted with a solid caseback, I was unable to critique the finissage.
With the Luxury Luminor Marina eSTEEL™️ (PAM01358) Replica, there is a welcome sense of familiarity. The sandwich dial, the baton hands, the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the crown protection device are all wonderfully Panerai. However, while this model doffs its hat to traditional Panerai models of the past, it has been gentrified. The polished bezel looks sumptuous and the gorgeous graduated tint of the dial proves exquisite.