What did you think of Panerai when you first saw it? I assume that most people would describe it as large, which is also my impression of Panerai. All of their models have a substantial case diameter, although the big crown bridge is not included in this assessment. Panerai is incredibly popular worldwide and sets the trend for larger watches. Today, I would like to introduce a smaller-sized replica of a Panerai watch. The authentic watch is the PAM 904 Luminor Due 42 3 Days, which was the most recent model released by Panerai at SIHH 2018. The Luminor Due is a new series that Panerai has added to their watch collection. It features a smaller size and a thinner case while still maintaining the iconic Luminor case shape. This replica is produced by VS, a factory specializing in creating high-quality Panerai replica watches. The genuine Luminor Due is not designed for diving and has a water resistance of only 30m. However, this replica watches has also been tested by the factory and is proven to be water-resistant up to 30m. The Panerai PAM 904 is an ideal choice for men who adore Panerai but have slender wrists.
The replica watch case is crafted from polished 316L stainless steel and measures 42mm in diameter. It has a slim profile, measuring only 14mm in thickness, which sets it apart from other replica Luminor Panerai watches. The crown bridge is securely fixed on the right side of the case using screws and features a lever, mirroring the construction found in authentic Panerai watches. The lugs seamlessly extend from the case and are also polished. The case and band are connected through lugs using pins. The brushed case back showcases intricate engravings, including the words “LUMINOR due” at the center. Additionally, there is a small OP Logo engraved on the edge. Opening the polygonal case back is made easy with the inclusion of a bubble ball.
The replica watch also features an anthracite sunburst dial and maintains the sandwich structure. The lower disc is coated with luminous material, while the anthracite sunburst disc showcases skeletonized hour markers. These markers and hands emit a strong green light when viewed in the dark, and the glow remains for a significant duration. The stick hour markers are present, excluding the larger “6” and “12” numerals. Positioned at 3 o’clock, a small date window displays white font against a black background. Additionally, a small second hand is located on the subdial at 9 o’clock. The dial’s appearance is simplistic yet highly functional, and combined with the slim case, this Luminor Due watch is primarily suitable for formal occasions. However, it still incorporates Panerai Luminor’s essence.
The popular replica Panerai ASSO style is characterized by a brown leather strap. Unlike most Panerai Luminor watches that use a Pre-V style clasp, this band features a tang buckle. While the tang buckle may not be the most ideal fit for an ASSO band, it aligns perfectly with Panerai’s intention to evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication in the dress watch theme of the PAM 904.