We usually see stainless steel watches, but Bronze is seldom used in watch making. Bronze material was used several years ago in watch industry, but was soon abandoned because it will be oxidized. In 2011, Panerai made an amazing move and unveiled PAM 382, which is the first Panerai watch that adopted Bronze in case material. The Bronzo watch PAM 382 was hotly sought after at that time, at the beginning, Panerai only released 250 pieces, but too many people ordered it, so they finally decided to set the limit number to 1000 pieces, but were also sold out immediately. You know, if a watch became more and more popular, it will not escape the fate of being copied, so, PAM 382 was immediately replicated by a lot of factories after its appearance, however, these replicas of PAM 382 were not in the highest quality until VS factory released their edition. In the history of PAM 382 replica that was produced by VS, there are two versions, the one I will review here is the latest V2, it is currently the best replica PAM 382 you can find on the internet.
Upon V1, VS made some great changes on the movement. First, the balance wheel is set in a correct position, which is at 7 o’clock, the plate, which has a balance wheel on, is also positioned in the right position, just like genuine. Second, in polishing, VS watch masters disassemble each component of the movement and polish them separately. After doing the two things above, the movement could look 100% the same as genuine in outlook. In replica watch industry, clone P.9000 has a rich history, it firstly appeared in our market 3 years ago, before the release of this Super Clone P.9000 of VS factory, this movement has been tested for several years, it has already been the most stable clone P-series movement equipped in replica Panerai watches. Now after being improved by VS, the movement inaccuracy is controled within 8 seconds. Having talked too much about the movement, let us check other details of the replica.
47mm case originally looks very big, Bronze makes the watch look stronger and tough. Case material uses solid Bronze, it is completely brushed. As time goes by, the case will also oxidize to become more time honoured. Although the watch has a very rough appearance, its details are processed delicately. The bezel pearl at 12 o’clock is fully filled wih luminous material, it will emit a green light like hour markers and hands on the dial. Bezel engravings have a correct depth and they are blackened, bezel studs have the same height as those on genuine wach. See the case from side, its cushion shape is more obvious, crown bridge has scratch-resistant brushed face, the lever must be pulled up when you need to wind the watch, adjust time or date. Do not forget to pull down the lever before washing your hand or going to a pool.
Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM 382 replica has a green dial, which perfectly matches the Bronzo theme of PAM 382. Green color is a great parter of Bronze tone. Wide hour and minute hands are on the center, small second hand is positioned on the subdial at 9 o’clock. Both hands and markers have been coated with Superluminova C3. The edge of hour markers and hands is in rose gold, compared with V1 PAM 382, the hour markers and hands of V2 PAM 382 have a thinner edge, so their center can be filled with more Superluminova C3, this could guarantee the dial has a stronger and more durable lume effect.
Brown leaher strap has a distressed look, it features white stitching with two loops, the buckle fitted on the band is Pre-V style, it is brushed with “PANERAI” engraving.
Now, it is time to buy yourself one Panerai PAM 382 replica watch, the oxidizing process of its Bronze case is exactly the witness of your extraordinary life.