Perhaps the biggest Watches & Wonders news out of the copy Panerai camp this year was the nearly 100% recycled e-LAB ID Submersible — an open-sourced halo watch whose aim was to prove that the future of circular manufacturing in a more wholly sustainable watch industry wasn’t far away. But at $60,000, it’s an expensive concept piece that’s well out of reach for all but the most well-heeled and eco-conscious of Paneristi.
For all the rest of us, top quality copy Panerai Luminor also debuted a line of more traditional Luminor watches built around recycled “E-Steel” stainless steel cases — and you’ll be pleased to learn that the price points for all three of these new manufacture calibre-equipped references come in at under $9,000.
If we’re talking design codes, the new Swiss movement fake Panerai E-Steel references follow a very tried-and-true footprint: the 44mm 1950-style case whose sandwich dial is characterized by a running seconds indicator just inside the 9 o’clock hour marker, 300 meters of water resistance, and a P.9010 in-house-manufactured automatic movement. Oh, and the brand signature: that infamous crown protector, whose locking lever now bears the same “E-Steel” logo as the wordmark at 6 o’clock.
I personally don’t mind the designation, though maybe it would have been best left on just the case itself since that’s the component actually made from recycled steel? Early chatter on social media also decried its resemblance to the Internet Explorer logo (for what it’s worth, I’d actually thought it looked more like my Volvo’s “Drive-E” eco-mode symbol), but regardless of your stance on what the “e” actually looks like, I think most dyed-in-the-wool luxury replica Panerai fans prefer as little information on their dials as possible, and nothing short of the PAM 721’s period-correct minimalism will ever be enough.
Model: Luminor Marina E-Steel PAM1356 (Verde Smeraldo), PAM1358 (Grigio Roccia), PAM1157 (Blue Profondo)
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Case Material: Recycled “E-Steel”
Movement: Panerai P.9010 (hours, minutes, date, small seconds)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Power Reserve: 3 Days
Strap/Bracelet: Recycled PET nylon with pin buckle
Price & Availability: $8,700 USD, available Fall 2021
To celebrate these roles, both brands are creating special timepieces. Omega has launched the Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph. Similarly, when Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli won the Prada Cup, making the team the challenger for the 36th edition of the famed Cup, aaa grade copy Panerai Luminor was already on board as a sponsor. It is a fitting partnership since both the Italian team and Panerai replica have Italian roots. Panerai has created and will continue to create an entire collection of watches honoring the relationship.
Panerai Luna Rossa
Inspired by the Luan Rossa AC75 full-foiling monohull boat, Panerai focuses on high-tech materials and movements for its four Luan Rossa watches. They include the 47mm Submersible Luna Rossa, the 44mm fake Panerai Luminor Luna Rossa PAM01038, the 44mm Luminor Chrono Flyback and the 47mm Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta. The brand even uses technologies and materials such as Carbotech™ that is used for the monohull.
The standout best 1:1 Panerai fake timepiece of the four – since we are talking about racing – is the Luminor Luna Rossa Regatta watch with automatic movement and Incabloc anti-shock devise. The movement consists of 328 parts and boasts two barrels, a flyback chronograph and the regatta countdown function. It is crafted in Carbotech with a Carbotech bezel and is water resistant to 100 meters. It retails for $24,200.
Free diver Guillaume Nery is also a brand ambassador for perfect Panerai replica. Now, the brand honors him and his daring endeavors with a special edition watch: the Pam 1122 Guillaume Nery Special Edition Luminor Marina 44mm. Daring and different, just like Nery, the new timepiece is crafted in titanium and features a rubber coating on the bezel, crown and bridge lever.
In its Panerai Laboratorio di Idee, the watch is created using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing technology for eh titanium case. The process makes the watch incredibly light in weight. It is powered by the brand’s Caliber P.9010 self-winding movement that is just 6mm thick in order to assure a thin timepiece. The movement is equipped with two barrels in order to ensure three days of power reserve. It also features a quick-time adjustment function so the wearer can move forward or backwards in one-hour increments. That feature is connected to the date indicator, as well.
Just 70 pieces of the high-performance fake Panerai Luminor Marina Guillaume Nery Watch, inspired by Nery’s incredible dives, will be made. This number is a nod to the 70thanniversary of the Luminor. The diving watch offers high visibility at deep depths thanks to a patented tritium-based substance on the hands and markers that offers high luminescence. A convex sapphire crystal protects the dial. The case back of the Panerai Luminor Marina Guillaume Nery Watch Is engraved with Nery’s signature and an image of a free diver.
Finally, the Panerai Luminor Marina Guillaume Nery Watch is fitted with a recycled PET strap, made from recycled plastic bottles. This furthers Panerai’s commitment to sustainability and conservation. There is also a white rubber technical strap included with the watch, along with a screwdriver for changing it out. This is the first rubber strap to feature luminescent “Officine Panerai” on it. The high-performance watch is water resistant to 300 meters and comes with a 70-year warranty. It is available exclusively at Panerai boutiques and retails for $18,900.