Originally made for the specialist diving corps of the Italian navy, perfect replica Panerai’s watches are not by definition dress watches—these are hardy timepieces built to serve a practical purpose, crafted in the name of strength and durability. Acknowledging a growing segment of buyers who appreciated its broad dimensions and bold aesthetic but wanted a more refined look, luxury fake Panerai in 2016 unveiled the Luminor Due universe, which expressed an inherently urban sophistication so typical of the Italians.
The line’s distinguishing features—the crown-protecting bridge and the distinct cushion-shaped case—are a testament to best 1:1 replica Panerai’s heritage, while slimmer profiles, innovative materials, and a refined aesthetic cater to the modern watch enthusiast.
At this year’s Shanghai edition of the annual Watches and Wonders fair, cheap super clone Panerai unveiled two new models to join the Luminor Due universe—the yellow gold, time-and-date PAM01423 and the Luna TuttoOro PAM01504, a moonphase watch made from Panerai’s proprietary Goldtech material.
All that glitters is gold
The PAM01423, set in a 42mm case, introduces precious yellow gold in the aaa quality fake Panerai Luminor Due line, intently appointed with a contemporary touch where it is paired with a green alligator strap featuring scale ridges in a darker shade to lend a dynamic nuance to the timepiece. Its green shaded dial that transitions from a light centre to a darker gradient at the edges presents the date at 3 o’clock and small second hand at 9 o’clock with white Super-LumiNova indices that glow with an unusual greenish hue in the dark.
A sapphire crystal caseback affords a decent water resistance of five bar—this is not a copy watch one might want to go swimming with, however—through which the automatic P.900 calibre can be seen. The strap comes together by a yellow gold pin buckle. For Paneristis in search of a classic timepiece with all the Italian-Swiss watchmaker’s most recognisable design codes, this is the perfect pick. In addition, a generous three-day power reserve makes the Swiss made copy Panerai PAM01423 a hard watch to say no to.
Dark side of the moon
Meanwhile, the Luna TuttoOro PAM01504 presents a more technically interesting proposition for fans of the Swiss movement fake Panerai Luminor Due line—alongside the standard functions of time and date is a moonphase function, the most poetic of complications. The case and bracelet of the watch is made from Goldtech, a proprietary gold with a distinctive red hue developed by top copy Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee. A unique combination of copper, platinum, and gold helps to achieve its intense, unique tone while also making it resistant to scratches and oxidation.
However, the bracelet alone deserves special mention for its design. Inspired by the patented high quality replica Panerai crown-protection device, each link of the bracelet bears the semi-oval profile of the safety-lock system. Alternating between polished and brushed finishes, the curved links—which are supple and comfortable—lend a refined air to the timepiece, reaffirming its aesthetic aim of dress watch par excellence.
Within the 38mm Goldtech case—absolutely diminutive for best quality replica Panerai’s standards—is a stunning mother-of-pearl dial, atop which sit applied gold Arabic numerals and indices filled with white Super-LumiNova tinted a pale green.
The moonphase complication stands as the centrepiece of the cheap fake Panerai Luminor Due Luna TuttoOro PAM01504, the name paying homage to ‘luna’, the Italian word for moon. Positioned at 3 o’clock, a rotating disc presents a moon set against a midnight blue sky studded with stars, while the seconds window keeps it company at 9 o’clock. The open case back uncovers the intricate mechanism of the automatic P.900/MP calibre, with a three-day power reserve.
The new Luminor Due PAM01423 and Luminor Due Luna TuttoOro PAM01504 are available exclusively at Swiss copy Panerai’s flagship boutiques.
Fake Panerai PAM360 (2010)
Having been told by doctors to get his “affairs in order”, Bloore is offering 61 watches from his collection plus related ephemera at Sotheby’s in New York on December 7. One is his limited edition perfect replica Panerai Luminor released to mark Paneristi’s 10th anniversary.
Bloore helped design the piece, which he says harks back to a watch from the pre-Vendôme era of cheap fake Panerai. The Italian brand, which had made high quality replica watches for the Italian navy, introduced commercial pieces in 1993 and was bought by Vendôme Luxury Group (now part of Richemont) in 1997.
Bloore has received gifted watches from Swiss movement replica Panerai but bought this one. He says the lume on the black dial of the PVD-coated stainless steel piece has a “faux patina”, making it look like it dates from 1993. His watch (estimate $6,000-$10,000) is numbered 1/300 and has “Hammer” engraved on the case back.
Replica Panerai 3646 (c 1940s)
One cheap super clone Panerai that Bloore decided not to sell is his stainless steel Radiomir with California dial (featuring Arabic and Roman numerals). He says it is special because it is “new old stock”. “It’s sat since, probably, 1945 without anybody ever wearing that. I wanted to keep it that way so I never wore it.” The piece, produced for the Italian navy, has a case and movement made by Rolex. Bloore suspects it is from a box hidden from the Germans during the second world war that was only discovered decades later. While there are fissures on the crystal, he says it is “so sterile” inside the case.
As my daily sports watch, I would opt for a perfect replica Rolex Submariner ref. 14060 two-liner. This is the first generation of the no-date Sub to feature a sapphire crystal and the last (14060M, technically) to feature an aluminum bezel insert. Much like the best 1:1 copy Rolex 16570 that I actually own, that makes it the absolute Goldilocks generation for me. It has the classical tool-watch aesthetic paired with modern reliability.
As I said, I would opt for the earlier two-line luxury fake Rolex. This refers to the dial printing. There is no “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” on its dial. I love how neat and minimalist this dial looks. To me, it is the archetypal dive-watch design that all other dive watches are forced to relate themselves to. Therefore, if I can only have one, this aaa quality replica Rolex Submariner is the one for me. Yes, I am aware that it is a cliché choice. In my opinion, though, it is deservedly so.
I should be able to find a nice Swiss movement replica Rolex around the €10,000 mark, putting me at a total spend of €20,000.