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 Swiss made fake 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
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 high-quality replica 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.
Swsiss made replica Panerai presents quality replica Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm (PAM01096), a special edition watch to celebrate its role as the Official Sponsor of the Luna Rossa Team. The Italian sailing team is a prominent contestant in the upcoming Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series, scheduled between January and February 2021 in waters off Auckland, New Zealand.
The road to winning the 36th America’s Cup begins with the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series. The PRADA Cup will take place in Auckland – New Zealand from the 15th of January to the 24th of February 2021; the winner of the PRADA Cup will Challenge the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the Final Match of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA from the 6th of March 2021. Perfect fake watch is the “Official Timekeeper” of the upcoming Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series.
The Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm (PAM01096) brings in a new material to the iconic Luminor collection: ScafotechTM. The innovative and sustainable composite is made from carbon fiber residue collected from the hull and hydrofoils of the Italian team’s AC75 yacht. It has been recycled and forged into a high-tech polymer for use as the watch dial.
ScafotechTM endows each watch dial with a singular appearance resulting from its variegated texture. The same quality is shared with CarbotechTM, the substance that composes the bezel, an advanced formula developed within the creative incubator of the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee. This material is light weight and extremely resistant to stress and corrosion.
The model recalls Luna Rossa with a dedicated inscription affixed to the dial and a personalized engraving present on the titanium caseback. Just as Team Luna Rossa is associated with the red Prada logo, the signature color highlights both the small seconds and triangular GMT hands of the Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm.
It engine, the Caliber P.9010/GMT has been designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The self-winding movement is equipped with two barrels to store the energy required for a three-day power reserve and a rapid time adjustment system automatically connected to the date indicator.
The Luminor Luna Rossa GMT – 42 mm, which is water-resistant up to 10 bar (about 100 meters deep), features a black alligator leather strap with tone-ontone stitching and a titanium trapezoidal pin buckle. A second black rubber strap is also included, along with a tool to change the straps, a screwdriver for removing the buckle and a box wrapped in personalized Panerai and Luna Rossa sailcloth.
It is not often that a watch introduction and an auction intersect, but that is exactly what is happening with the latest release from Panerai. Earlier this year, Swiss made replica Panerai released the 70 Years of Luminor collection, kicking off its 70th Anniversary celebration. Well, before this anniversary year comes to a close, Panerai has one more trick up its sleeve, and it is partnering with Phillips to show it off.
That trick is the quality fake Panerai LAB ID PAM1700 watch, the latest in the brand’s LAB ID effort. The watch takes elements from both the 2017 LAB ID PAM700, as well as the aforementioned “70 years of Luminor” watches from this year, to create a watch that upholds the brand’s design tradition, while being a full-throttle technical achievement in its own right – sporting an oil-free, lubricant-free movement. Oh, not to mention the fact that it comes with a 70-year guarantee – fitting for the anniversary.
Panerai announced today that this next generation LAB ID watch, PAM1700, will be offered for sale as a lot in the Phillips “Racing Pulse” auction to be held in New York on December 12. It is the first (and, so far, only watch produced) in what Panerai says will be a 70-piece collection.
Three years ago, replica Panerai released the perfect replica Panerai LAB ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech, a 49mm, lubricant-free watch that offered buyers a whopping 50-year guarantee. The new LAB ID PAM1700 innovates on the technology introduced in 2017. With this new release, Panerai has found ways to improve the lubricant-free movement technology to the point where it is now offering a 70-year guarantee on the watch. That’s right, 70 years of ostensibly worry-free use.
This best fake watch (and its predecessor) was developed in the “Laboratorio de Idee,” the research and development arm of Panerai focused on technical innovation. It took two years to develop the first LAB ID model, and its main draw was the use of components made of a completely new, low friction composite which integrates a tantalum-based ceramic.
The LAB ID PAM1700 is an evolution of the brand’s focus on research and development. The watch features Super-LumiNova Grade X1 – a luminescent material engineered to look like the original neon green Pantone 802-C color of early Panerai watches. The brand states that this X1 lume is brighter in deep-water environs. More than that, this new material is applied on almost every nook and cranny of the watch, from the inner bezel, logo, bridge, lever, and crown all the way to the strap stitching.
For a brand that often relies – heavily – on a very specific vintage aesthetic, this is an entirely modern endeavor. Instead of a standard steel case, we have a Carbotech material case. According to Panerai, Carbotech is a highly resilient, carbon fiber-based material, used in motorsports, and the aeronautical and bio-medical industries. It is reportedly 14% lighter than titanium and 36% lighter than steel. In terms of finishing, the case gives off a matte black appearance. The dial, also black, and bearing the words LAB ID above six o’clock, is covered with carbon nanotubes.
The movement in this watch, hand-wound caliber P. 3001/C, features a three-day power reserve, and just like the LAB ID Luminor 1950, it will never require any oil or lubricants. The movement also sports dry lubricated mainspring barrels, a silicon escapement, and self-lubricating plates and bridges. This movement, with its double barrels, is viewable through the caseback of the watch. It too sports an almost matching black look due to the use of carbon fiber composites. The 16 1/2 lignes (roughly 37mm) movement diameter is large, as is the watch itself (49mm), but I think that might be a draw with this piece. Panerai is known for producing large watches, after all.
AAA fake Panerai is a brand that brings to mind images of those vintage, patinated Italian dive watches of yore. Somehow, in leaning so far into the technological side of things, the brand has maintained its design foundation. You look at this watch, and you know what it is. With the PAM1700, there is also the massive perk that the watch will function for a lifetime, without the added cost for service. Bear in mind that, with this guarantee, Panerai is not suggesting that the watch will function without the need for service for 70 years. That would truly be something.
You might be wondering why this is being released through Phillips. Well, these are the final months of the 70th Anniversary celebration, and, as noted, this watch is number one of a slated 70-piece limited edition collection. According to the brand, the other 69 pieces have not even been manufactured yet. This watch is (for the time being) something of a unique piece, so offering it through Phillips only heightens the overall gravity of the occasion.
Panerai replica is a much-maligned brand, and it has certainly tried to revamp itself in the past few years to bring the brand back to its former glory. The rose gold case fake Panerai Luminor Yachts Challenge PAM00764 – is a good example of Panerai moving on the right track.
The 44mm Panerai Luminor replica watch has all the hallmarks of a Panerai watch. It features a gigantic Luminor case in titanium, with the instantly recognisable crown guard and dial design (in terms of the indices and numerals). This particular piece, with reference to the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC), also comes with blue accents and a flyback chronograph function.
We like how the Swiss made fake watch is functional, and yet retains legibility and cleanliness in its design cues. It is also rather comfortable as well despite its size, all thanks to the case material.
Fitted with an in-house Calibre P.9100, the self-winding movement boasts a power reserve of around 72 hours. With a price of S$19,000, the Panerai PAM00764 copy with brown dial is a robust and well-priced timepiece for what it is. In fact, with the additional flyback function, it can be potentially useful for many other situations as well.