The latest Panerai is one for traditionalists, sticking close to historical aesthetics, particularly the landmark ref. 6152/1 of the 1950s.
Panerai returns to its roots with the pleasingly traditional Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM00673, a limited edition of 1000 watches modelled on the ref. 6152/1, complete with retro-style gilded pencil hands.
It’s been a hyperactive year for cheap replica Panerai watches, having introduced new models at SIHH 2016, followed by a half dozen more just a few months later, plus a quartet of blue dial Special Editions, and the whopper of a watch, the Radiomir 1940 minute repeater. Many of the new releases diversify away from Panerai’s usual style, but in a smart manner, as with the slim Luminor Due for example.
The newest from Panerai, however, is eminently traditional. While it is more of the same, the classic replica Panerai watches aesthetic is timeless and compelling. The Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM673 ticks all the boxes for the vintage feel: a 47mm Luminor case in stainless steel, matte sandwich dial, engraved “Marine Militare”, and gold-plated pencil hands. In fact, the new PAM673 is essentially the Radiomir 1940 “Marina Militare” PAM587 with a crown locking mechanism.
Inside is the hand-wound P.3000 movement, a calibre with three days’ power reserve that is found in most hand-wind 47mm luxury fake Panerai watches. The P.3000 inside is the second generation variant, with separate bridges for the gear train, but functionally identical to the first generation.
Price and availability
Limited to 1000 pieces, the cheap replica Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days PAM00673 is priced at US$10,200, €9900, or S$14,600. It is available from Panerai boutiques worldwide.