Upon first encountering this PAM, it immediately brought to mind the renowned PAM 360, both of which hold esteemed positions in the Panerai world. Over my years of experience in the replica watch industry, I have observed that manual winding models generally do not garner as much popularity as their automatic counterparts. However, notable exceptions exist, such as the extraordinary success achieved by Noob factory in replicating PAM 005 and 111, which are widely acclaimed for their striking resemblance to the genuine watches. PAM 786, a destro model (left-handed), pays homage to the simplicity of design exhibited by PAM 111. The iconic Luminor case of Panerai not only aligns with the current trend of larger watch sizes but also ensures exceptional water resistance performance. As the first replication of PAM 786 by V6 factory, it stands as a flawless 1:1 replica Panerai. While it remains uncertain if the factory will make further improvements in subsequent versions, this initial rendition serves as a testament to the notion that simpler watches often lend themselves to the creation of high-quality replicas watches by manufacturers.
The diameter of the case measures 44mm, with a thickness of 15mm. In contrast to ceramic, the black case is expertly crafted from solid 316L stainless steel and treated with a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating, enhancing both its durability and aesthetic appeal. The iconic crown bridge is strategically positioned on the left side of the case at 9 o’clock. The case itself boasts an even brushed finish, while the lugs exhibit a flawless arc, ensuring a comfortable and ergonomic fit on the wrist. The solid case back, also made from 316L stainless steel, prominently features a prominent OP Logo engraving at its center, meticulously replicating the design of the genuine PAM 786. Moreover, the replica accurately engraves the OP reference and other pertinent information on the back, further contributing to its overall authenticity.
The black dial of this timepiece adopts a simplistic approach with a sandwiched structure, devoid of intricate elements or ornate decorations. The lettering “PANERAI” is elegantly presented in white, positioned above the prominent 12 marker, while “LUMINOR BLACK SEAL” is tastefully displayed beneath it. The lower disc is filled with luminous white material, while the disc above it features skeletonized hour markers, allowing the luminescence to permeate through. Both the hour markers and hands emit a strong green glow, ensuring excellent legibility in low-light environments. Additionally, a subdial located at 3 o’clock houses a leaf-shaped small second hand, further enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the watch.
The brown leather strap of this PAM 786 replica watch possesses a distinct allure with its aged appearance, which significantly deepens my fondness for it. Equipped with a Pre-V buckle, the strap showcases a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating and intricate engravings of the “PANERAI” lettering and OP Logo. Moreover, the pin buckle exhibits a refined elegance that further contributes to the overall sophistication of the replica watch.
At last, here are specifications of the replica watch:
Movement: Swiss Unitas 6497, Manual Winding, 17 Jewels, 21600BPH
Case: 44mm*15mm, 316L Stainless Steel with DLC Coating
Crystal: AR Coated Sapphire
Bracelet: Brown Calf Leather with Pre-V Buckle
Water Resistance: 30m