Panerai appears to be looking to replicate that success with the newly announced Bronzo Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days PAM 671 replica watch, or “Blue Bronzo” – a beautiful and worthy successor to the watch that put bronze into the luxury spotlight and ultimately helped make patina great again. It’s a fitting backdrop to grant a shot at Bronzo redemption to anyone who missed out six years ago, and opportune timing for Panerai, as the bronze diver flood is still showing no apparent sign of abating.
In case you haven’t been keeping score, SIHH 2017 has been the year of the Submersible for Panerai, where we’ve seen no fewer than six new special editions, each utilizing dramatically different case materials – from titanium and platinum-infused rose gold, to the introduction of BMG-TECH on this PAM 692. All of the dial text, and even the date window (which uses a blue date wheel!) – utilize the same beige Pantone as the indices, yielding much more cohesive visual than the original Bronzo which used green SuperLuminova and gray text.
One detail that we appreciate with the new fake Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo PAM 671 is how all the luminous plots use a creamy “aged” Super-LumiNova – a slight mismatch against the brushed bronze case in its current virgin state, but a pairing that we think will look pretty amazing after a few months of continuous wear.
Its matte hue springs to life under the bright show lights, but is considerably more subdued in glances from indirect light – again, a dynamic contrasting effect that should look excellent once the case starts to develop some warmer brown tones.
While we’re on the subject, Panerai’s choice to bring the PAM 671 to market with a blue dial is likely to invite comparison to the Carl Brashear Bronze from Oris, but can you really blame ’em? Blue and bronze look amazing together, and this mens fake Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo PAM 671 is no exception.