Oversized and cleanly designed in the historical Panerai style, the Cheap Radiomir Bronzo Replica is also the first step in the rejuvenation of the Radiomir line, which will see the addition of several new models in 2023. Big, thick, and looking very much like a Panerai on the wrist, the Radiomir Bronzo is appealing to anyone who likes the old-school Panerai look. While it does look like a typical Panerai, the Radiomir Bronzo manages to be fairly novel.
Besides being the first Radiomir in bronze – past models in the metal were all Submersibles – it also has a textured dial that’s fairly novel for the brand. But the textured finish is combined with traditional elements, a “sandwich” construction and blued hands. Overall it’s a good look, although I find the stitching on the strap excessive.
The case of the Panerai Replica Watch is made of the same bronze alloy Panerai uses for the Submersible Bronzo models. Primarily copper with a bit of tin, the alloy has a bright, coppery tone when new but quickly darkens as the patina develops, a result of surface oxidisation of bronze.
Like Panerai’s other bronze watches, the case has a brushed finish that helps the process of oxidisation. The brushed finish also gives the watch a convincing maritime instrument aesthetics.And it has a titanium case back naturally. A case back in steel or titanium is the norm for bronze watches simply because prolonged contact with bronze can cause an allergic reaction.
The Panerai Replica case is 47 mm in diameter, which is the largest Radiomir size and the one truest to the historical originals. While the 47 mm sounds large, it doesn’t wear as large due to the wire lugs that sit close to the case. The case is, however, very thick at about 16 mm high and looks the part.
With the large Arabic numerals at the quarters, the dial is classic Panerai with both an engraved logo under 12 o’clock as well as a sandwich construction, both details inspired by the dials on vintage originals.
And the Best Replica Panerai Watches Super-Luminova is a familiar ecru, which suits the look perfectly. While such faux-vintage lume is overused today, Panerai was one of the first brands, maybe even the first, to do make liberal use of the substance, so it looks and feels correct here.
The novelty of the dial lies in the graduated colour and textured surface. At the centre it’s a dark green that quickly darkens towards the edges, enough that the edge of the dial is black. Notably, the dirty green harks back to the dial colour of the original pair of Bronzo watches, which were arguably the best looking of the Submersible series.
The smoked finish is combined with a granular, stamped texture that hasn’t been widely used by Fake Panerai Watches (yet). At a distance the grained surface gives the dial an aged appearance that pairs well with its general aesthetic.All the elements of the dial work well together, well enough that I expect Panerai will iterate the same elements into new combinations for future models.
The Radiomir Bronzo is powered by the same calibre found in most of Panerai’s hand-wind 47 mm models, the P.3000. It’s a simple workhorse conceived to replace the even simpler Unitas movement widely used in the earlier generation of Panerai watches.The Swiss Panerai Replica Watches P.3000 is good enough for most of the watches it’s found in, but considering the price of the Radiomir Bronzo it could do with a fancier movement or even a P.3000 that’s been dressed up in some form.
The Quality Panerai Radiomir Bronzo Replica is appealing on several levels. It has a largely traditional Panerai design while still being different in terms of materials and style. And the case material is one strongly associated with Panerai, more so than most other brands. The strap, however, doesn’t work but fortunately that’s an easy fix.