Certainly, in automatic watch field, Rolex Submariner is the most popular diving watch, I agree with this point of view, its superior stability and accuracy have won a lot of praise from amateur and professional divers. Rolex and Panerai are two of my most favorite watch brands, while they differentiate from each other greatly. Rolex has a wide product line that covers production of dress watches and a lot of functional watches like diver’s watches, GMT and explorer watches. While as a military watch specially made for the Italy Navy, Panerai is born to be a diving watch, whether its Luminor, Radiomir or Luminor Submersible, these Panerai models all integrate the design elements of diver’s watches. Besides, compared with Submariner, Panerai uses more advanced materials in the making of Luminor Submersible, in recent years, they added bronze and carbon two new materials in the design of Luminor Submersible. I think this is also the reason why more and more watch fans choose to wear Panerai.
Today, I want to give a review on a replica Panerai Luminor Submersible watch that has a very cool outlook. Its reference is PAM 616. The replica watch is made by VS factory and this is the V2 upgraded version, which was just published in December, 2018. The genuine watch is made of new material Carbotech Panerai developed, while the replica has a case that is fully made of forged carbon, which has detailed and grained textures like genuine Carbotech case. Forged carbon is light in weight but highly scratch resistant. You can find these unique patterns are more obvious on the case side. The case back is blackened metal, it is solid and engraved with a lot of information, which includes the special S.L.C. logo.
Black dial has a good matte texture. There are big 12 and 6 numeral markers, other hour markers are small dots with blackened metal edge. The dial does not have too many things to talk, the things that attract me most are the light blue small second hand and “CARBOTECH” printing. The small square window opened at 3 o’clock features white date font in black background. By the way, all hour markers and hands are applied with Swiss grade Patina Superlume, the dial lume is authentic green, strong and long lasting.
The Panerai PAM 616 replica uses a black rubber band, the factory also offers one pair of blue leather straps for free. The Pre-V buckle fitted on the band has black PVD coating processing. Rubber band is the best match of this Panerai Luminor Submersible watch because it is dustproof and waterproof, more convenient to wear than the leather band. A lot of tough men love to wear Panerai watch, Sylvester Stallone is a big fan of Panerai and the Rock Dwayne Johnson wore this PAM 616 in movie Fast 8.
At last, the replica is an upgraded version from V1 edition, its time could be independently adjusted, while the date needs to be adjusted through hour hand. The time and date adjustment is the same as genuine.