Having come off a decade when it was one of the hottest brands in the world, Panerai has now returned to the trenches with simpler, more affordable replica watches. That direction is exemplified by its two latest launches, which package Panerai’s signature style with an in-house movement and accessible price.
In contrast, the Panerai Replica P.6000 is in-house, and though also loosely derived from the same Unitas, has upgraded functionality and construction, most notably with a longer, 72-hour power reserve.
The Perfect Fake Panerai Radiomir Logo 3 Days Acciaio is steel, 45mm in diameter and rated to 100m. It’s hand-wound with a solid, screw-down back.
As an Italian brand with a proud marine heritage, it’s understandable that the Mediterranean holds a special significance for Panerai Replica. When the brand first unveiled its Radiomir Mediterraneo limited edition models in 2018, it took one of its most classic designs and mated it with a rich blue sunburst dial treatment that calls to mind the waters of that sea.
Both the PAM01144 and the PAM01078 start with the “wide lug” version of the classic Panerai Radiomir Fake Watch cushion case, sized at 42mm and 45mm, respectively.
While these are classically bold sizes for Panerai Replica Watch, the overall thickness is surprisingly svelte with the PAM01144 coming in at only 11.2mm thick and the PAM01078 only a millimeter thicker.This extra-hard material doesn’t add any water resistance, however, as both Mediterraneo Edition versions are rated at 100 meters in part thanks to sapphire display casebacks.
Both feature a blue sunburst degradè finish that captures the look and feel of the deep sea, while Perfect Replica Panerai’s signature sandwich lume is rendered with a light khaki patina for contrasting warmth.
Both new Perfect Replica WatchesRadiomir Mediterraneo Edition models are paired with a matching dark blue alligator leather strap, featuring tan contrast stitching that plays well off of the warm tones of the patina lume.
Replica Panerai Radiomir 8 Days 45mm-It has a vintage-esque style – not really a one for one remake – combined with an in-house, eight-day movement. Most unusually, the steel case has a faux aged finish that Panerai is trying for the first time.
The new Radiomir is not a remake of a vintage Fake Panerai, but rather it’s a mix-and-match of various elements, including the engraved logo and “8 Giorni” emblem at three. Traditionalists might find it impure, but that was essentially the founding formula for the modern Panerai company.
The result is a good-looking watch that approximates the look of a vintage Perfect Panerai Replica while offering modern conveniences like a long power reserve.
The coolest detail of all – but arguably the most out of place since it wasn’t found on any vintage originals remotely resembling this watch- is the emblem at three o’clock. Translating as “8 Days Patented”, the logo boosts the retro feel of the watch, while also giving the dial a bit of symmetry.
And vintage vibes are completed by the highly domed sapphire crystal that mimics the PlexiGlas found on vintage Panerai Replica. Importantly, the sapphire crystal passes the test: it is sufficiently domed that is slightly distorts the edge of the dial when viewed from an angle.