Panerai continues Luminor Due enhancing its emblematic identity through an unusual interpretation tinged with a charge of unexpected femininity, the Panerai Piccolo Due Madreperla PAM01280 replica for women. The aesthetic is unprecedented by Panerai, enhanced by iridescent mother-of-pearl, a lustrous material that endows each watch with a unique character. It proves an elegant complement to the pink gold colour hands, applied numerals and date window that gleam with warm radiance, and reflects the light shed by numerals and indices filled by white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence.
An accompanying red shiny alligator strap is a novel, sophisticated accessory with universal appeal. And a large palette of alternative straps in a multitude of colors, textures, materials and stitches, available in boutiques or on request, transforms Panerai Piccolo Due Madreperla to suit any occasion. With a 38mm diameter, the smallest ever adopted by Panerai, the Swiss movement Panerai copy watch is a marker of elegance thanks to the rich contribution conferred by Goldtech™. percentage of copper (24%) and platinum (0,4%) in addition to its intense tone the metal boasts heightened resistance to oxidation.
Water-resistant up to 3 bar (about 30 meters deep) the best quality fake Panerai Luminor Piccolo Due Madreperla features an interchangeable strap fitted with the quick Release System in shiny red alligator with tone-on-tone stitching, and is completed by a trapezoidal pin buckle in polished Goldtech™. A precious box made of pear wood accompanies the model, a modern treasure chest for a forward-looking timepiece.
Quick Take The fake Panerai’s major initiative at Watches & Wonders Geneva came in the form of a two-pronged approach to sustainability. On the one hand, it released the Submersible eLAB-ID, a concept watch made of 98.6% recycled-based materials, along with an open-source list of suppliers that other watchmakers can use to make their own recycled watches. And they backed up the concept with a commercial launch, the recycled-based Luminor Marina eSteel. Those are just two of the things they had for the virtual Watches & Wonders Geneva show. There was also an all-new downsized Bronzo – now a very wearable 42mm – and a line-up of automatic steel chronographs debuting the new P.9200 automatic chronograph caliber.
Panerai’s 2021 push into chronographs, a complication that goes back to the original Mare Nostrum, continues into the live Watches & Wonders show taking place this week in Shanghai (April 14-18). While the first models to feature the P.6200 were stainless steel and featured a closed caseback, the watches we have today are made of Panerai’s proprietary Goldtech alloy and have a sapphire back – though it is partially obscured by a wave motif.
Initial Thoughts The 44 mm fake Panerai Luminor Chrono Goldtech Blu Notte, or “Blue Night,” is a big 44mm in diameter. With the trademarked Panerai Luminor crown protection device and a set of sturdy lugs, it’s an imposing watch as you’d expect of a rose gold case fake Panerai Luminor. Not that one would necessarily want to swim with an 18-karat gold chronograph, but it’s worth noting that the water-resistance rating of the new PAM 1111 is 50 meters, so it’s probably best to stay on deck or land. The steel versions of the new P.9200 automatic chronograph that Panerai has so far presented feature closed backs (and are about half a millimeter thicker), offering a more robust package for those who actually want to get their watches wet. While Panerai PAM 1111 copy for men is being sold on a deep blue alligator strap that echoes the dial, Panerai is throwing in a rubber strap.
As you no doubt noticed, the rose gold in the Blu Notte case is luxury copy Panerai’s proprietary Goldtech, a special alloy with a higher percentage of copper and platinum. In addition to providing a deeper, darker color, it’s also resistant to fading, a nagging problem for watchmakers working with rose gold. Several brands have their own alloys created with colorfastness in mind, most famously Rolex with its aptly named Everose Gold. The Basics Brand: Panerai Model: Luminor Chrono Blu Notte Reference Number: PAM 1111
Diameter: 44mm Thickness: 15.1mm Case Material: Brushed Goldtech case Dial Color: Blu Notte (night blue) with satine soleil sandwich structure and white Super-LumiNova Indexes: Sandwich-style with Super-LumiNova Lume: Yes Water Resistance: 50 meters Strap/Bracelet: Deep blue alligator leather with trapezoidal pin buckle in satin Goldtech
In the past, we covered the perfect fake Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski collection, featuring a white ceramic chronograph. The Swiss watch manufacturer is proud to announce the release of the Classic Fusion Blue Ceramic, a 40mm traditionally styled watch paired with a matching faceted blue dial that highlights titanium finished indicators.
Underneath the geometric-style case lies Hublot’s in-house HUB 1100 self-winding movement, capable of holding a 42-hour power reserve. Although derived from an artistic point of view, the blue ceramic case fake Hublot Classic Fusion is designed as a functional daily watch, equipped with a 50-meter water resistance.
A transparent back case allows for a closer look at the mechanism that drives the luxury copy Hublot Classic Fusion. The vibrant blue theme flows into a smooth matte rubber strapped equipped with a titanium clasp, ensuring comfortable wear. The Hublot Classic Fusion Orlinski Blue Ceramic is currently available through an authorized dealer for the price of $13,600.
Russian NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin, winner of the 2018 Stanley Cup as captain of the Washington Capitals, joined fake Hublot’s star-studded stable of athlete ambassadors in 2019. Like many who preceded him — notably “fastest man alive” Usain Bolt and late NBA legend Kobe Bryant — Ovechkin has collaborated with the Swiss watchmaker on a very special wristwatch with a number of personalized elements distinctive to the hockey player nicknamed “The Great Eight.”
The skeleton dial replica Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin is distinguished foremost by its eye-catching 45-mm case and signature screwed bezel, made of lightweight carbon fiber, interlaced with red accents from “Non Woven Fabric” (NWF) micro-glass fibers, which add robustness to the composite case material from which the case is made.
Both the NWF and the carbon fiber are fused with a resin-tinted adhesive, resulting in the crimson color details that reflect both the flag of Ovechkin’s Russian homeland and the uniform of his NHL team. The toughness and resiliency of the composite material, Hublot says, represents Ovi’s own longevity as an elite player in his league: drafted in 2004, the 35-year-old has played his entire career with the Capitals and scored his 700th goal in 2020, a historic feat very few players in the sport have ever achieved. Notable details continue on the red-accented, skeletonized dial, including the “Great Eight” logo placed at the 8 o’clock position, highlighting Ovechkin’s jersey number and the nickname derived from it; and the red-white-and-blue finish on the central chronograph hand, which references both the team colors of the Washington Capitals as well as the stripes of the Russian flag. Powering the aaa quality Hublot Big Bang fake watch, with its inner workings on display from both the front and back, is Hublot’s manufacture Caliber MHUB1242, a self-winding movement equipped with a column-wheel-controlled flyback chronograph function with a double clutch; a frequency of 28,800 vph; and a power reserve of 72 hours. Its 60-minute chronograph readout is on a subdial at 3 o’clock, which intersects a date window, while small seconds tick away on a subdial at 9 o’clock. The openworked date disk, another hallmark of the Unico caliber, borders the dial beneath the applied, black-plated hour appliqués with their red luminescent coating.
The sapphire window in the back of the 100-meter water-resistant case offers a glimpse into the movement behind a red-printed Alex Ovechkin signature. Limited to 100 pieces, the Swiss movement Hublot copy watch comes on a red fabric strap with a micro-blasted black ceramic buckle, and also includes an additional black rubber strap; the two bracelets can be easily switched via Hublot’s “One Click” fastening system. As “icing on the cake” (Hublot’s pun, not mine), each watch also comes with a custom hockey puck signed by Ovechkin. Available at retail now, the Big Bang Unico Red Carbon Alex Ovechkin retails for $26,200.
Panerai has come a long way since its watches were first made available to the public in 1993. While the Italian powerhouse overawed the market with large, steel watches with hand-wound movements, Panerai has turned into a highly innovative Swiss manufacture.
Last year, Swiss made fake Panerai was one of the few watch brands we were able to meet in person (during the Geneva Watch Days in August). And the staff of the brand’s Geneva boutique had a lot to show us, as Watches & Wonders (the successor of SIHH) was only done digitally. Now, I love a lot of things digital-only, but discovering new watches is something I would always rather do in the real world.
One of last year’s Panerai novelties is this perfect replica Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech in 44mm, reference PAM1661. Panerai sent us a PAM1661 to give it a try, and so I did.
Luminor Marina Carbotech PAM1661
The PAM1661 might look familiar, and that’s because it is heavily inspired by the LAB-ID PAM700 introduced during SIHH2017. I remember being there during the press presentation and was amazed by the promise Panerai made: a 50-year warranty. It was carbon inside and out, there was almost no lubrication on the movement parts, and there were lots (lots) of silicon components. 50 pieces were to be made. Each would be priced at €50,000. It seemed unusual at the time, but how well has this concept aged?
Every brand needs its show-off piece. It is necessary to show you what the brand can do, what it aspires to, where its limits lie. Think of Audemars Piguet’s concept watches, Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Concept, or Omega’s Seamaster Ultra Deep. Some of these models will see daylight, others won’t. Some will receive a spin-off that actually will go into production and hits the open market. The Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech PAM1661 is a watch that can be seen as a spin-off of that PAM700.
PAM1661 on the wrist
The PAM1661 is a watch that has this small trace of “concept”, but it’s mainly just a very wearable watch for every day. It actually felt good to put a 44mm Panerai Luminor on my wrist. It has been too long. I’ve had two Panerai Luminor (Marina) watches in my own collection in the past, and every time I try a new Panerai watch, I kind of regret selling them. They were cool, versatile — despite the size — and fun to wear. I even attended a few Paneristi gatherings. They are always full of interesting, incredibly knowledgable brand fans.
When the PAM1661 was introduced in early 2020, Rob did a rundown on all the technical innovations of this watch. In short, this watch has a Carbotech case. And yes, that’s a Panerai trademark. It is a composite material developed by Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee and has technical and aesthetical advantages. With regards to the technical advantages, it’s lightweight, hypo-allergenic, and won’t corrode.
When I had a few Panerai watches in the past, 44mm was still considered big. Perhaps it still is considered big, but I wear it well on my 19cm wrist. Often, it has to do with the shape of the watch and — of course — the lug-to-lug size. I like how the PAM1661 wears, and perhaps it is due to the dark color of the case, but it doesn’t strike me as a large watch.
What I disliked about the LAB ID PAM700, has been fixed for the PAM1661. The hands. Where the PAM700 has oversized skeleton hands, the hands on the PAM1661 are straight lume filled hands, as we’d expect to find on the other Luminor models. What remains is the combination of black and blue. The writing on the dial is all in white, which gives a good contrast.
The PAM1661 has a sandwich dial, using a very neat blue color. The same color can be also found in the stitching of the black strap. I could have done without the relatively small date aperture. But that applies to almost any watch I get to try these days, I just don’t fancy them. I have been thinking if it were better to have blue printing on the date disc, but I realized that it will probably have a very negative effect on its readability.
Inside the Luminor Marina Carbotech PAM1661, there’s the automatic caliber P.9010 movement. It is an in-house developed movement that consists of 200 components (including 31 jewels) and offers a power reserve of 72 hours. When I visited the Panerai manufacture in Neuchatel a few years ago, I was quite surprised to see how much effort and energy the brand invests in testing its movements.
Especially at the time, this was not really advertised. Rather, the brand focused on communicating its history. But in the manufacture, it was clear that the R&D team does more than they tell. On the one hand, it is a pity their movements don’t receive more attention. But, on the other hand, it seems that Panerai isn’t bothered by it and rather demonstrates its use of innovative materials. Unfortunately, the caliber P.9010 is not visible, as the DLC-coated titanium case back remains closed.
You can set the time (and date) with the crown. As you know by now, Panerai uses this special crown mechanism. You have to pull the lever first, then pull the crown and set the time and date.
Black watches and I aren’t the biggest friends. I’ve tried in the past, like a Sinn 142St.S for example, but it is not for me. It is also what makes me reluctant to add a Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon to my Speedmaster collection, for example. But, I have to say, just like the Dark Side of the Moon, the Luminor Marina actually does look really good in black. When wearing this Panerai for a week or so, the color of the case actually didn’t disturb me as much as I thought it would do. A Panerai is also one of the few brands that my wife can get really enthusiastic about (she’s not into watches).
The Panerai PAM1661 comes on this Sportech (rubber-like) strap. As written above, it is black with blue stitching and has a leather lining. It is a very comfortable strap and comes with a big Panerai buckle in DLC-coated titanium.
Weighing in at just 92 grams in total, the watch is very light. Sure, there are watches that are lighter than the PAM1661, but 92 grams for such a large watch is definitely impressive. Personally, I keep coming back to the most basic Luminor models, like the PAM00774. Give me a steel, two-handed watch with a hand-wound movement any day — that’s my preference. But it isn’t the same for everyone…
But, if you’re into really technical watches when it comes to materials, the Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech PAM1661 might tick a lot of boxes. And let’s not forget about it’s powered by an in-house manufactured movement with a 3-day power reserve.