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.
The cheap replica Panerai Luminor Chronograph gets two limited-edition Navy SEALs flavors for 2023. The first is the PAM01409 in a 44mm brushed Brunito steel case echoing the same design language as the aforementioned Luminor PAM01412. The second Luminor Chrono, the PAM01419, is rendered in perfect fake Panerai’s proprietary CarboTech case. The result is a slimmer overall feel and appearance thanks to the dark, lightweight, swirling carbon fiber composite case.
Much like the burnished steel cases, no two CarboTech cases are identical thanks to the carbon fiber polymer compression and binding process used to create them. Both luxury fake Panerai Luminor Chrono Navy SEALs watches are powered by the automatic P.9200 calibre (we took a look at the movement here) with a rather weak power reserve of only 42 hours. However, 100 meters of water resistance is appreciated and acceptable.
Target and crosshair motifs decorate the stepped subdials with matching yellow-orange accents for the chronograph functions. The dial of the best 1:1 replica Panerai is framed by a black tachymeter scale on the chapter ring and a fully graduated minutes track. Despite the overall dark color scheme, these high quality fake watches look to maintain legibility at a glance without any overtly distracting elements. The Brunito steel aaa quality fake Panerai Luminor PAM01409 is priced at $11,000 USD and limited to 562 pieces, while the CarboTech PAM01419 comes at a premium — $17,900 USD and — is limited to 462 pieces.