Mar 15

The history of Panerai began in 1860, when Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaking shop at the Firenze Phone alle Grazie. The brand would move to Piazza San Giovanni somewhat later – the current Firenze Panerai Boutique is still located there.

Although a specialist at watches, the Panerai firm would grow fame as a supplier of military instruments, including torches, compasses, depth meters and others. In 1916 the first patent was filed for ‘Radiomir’, a luminescent substance that would increase the readability of dials of instruments and devices in dim light.
In 1936 the first prototype of a Radiomir-type dive watch was shown. Its oversized (47mm) case was fitted with wire-loop lugs and it featured a hand-wound movement. It was produced in cooperation with Rolex.

The history of Panerai began in 1860, when Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaking shop at the Firenze Phone alle Grazie. The brand would move to Piazza San Giovanni somewhat later – the current Firenze Panerai Boutique is still located there.

Panerai Luminor PAM 029 Replica

Although a specialist at watches, the Panerai firm would grow fame as a supplier of military instruments, including torches, compasses, depth meters and others. In 1916 the first patent was filed for ‘Radiomir’, a luminescent substance that would increase the readability of dials of instruments and devices in dim light.

In 1936 the first prototype of a Radiomir-type dive watch was shown. Its oversized (47mm) case was fitted with wire-loop lugs and it featured a hand-wound movement. It was produced in cooperation with Rolex.

Talking about GMT watches, the first thing come into my mind is the Rolex GMT watches, Rolex is good at that. But it is always on a Rolex design and style, so I have been paid attention to other brands’ GMT watches too. Then I realize that there are many excellent GMT models are out there except for Rolex. Today here I will bring you a a Panerai PAM 029 replica watch from Noob factory. It is made out from an original piece which has been detached by the engineer from Noob. Well, I can’t wait to show you more about this amazing timepiece.

PAM 029 Luminor Case

Still, the look is very Panerai style, the 44mm*15mm is 1:1 as the original, and this is a perfect size for man. Case is made of solid stainless steel 316F, except for the excellent case, the case surface polished work is amazing too. On the black Tuxudo dial, there are four needles and stick/numeral markers. The markers, hour and minute needles are done with Original C3 Superlume that allow to read the time in dark. Where is showing the GMT(Greenwich Mean Time)? Well, we can see there is the fourth needle and there are 0-24 numeral markers on the bezel, this is showing it. Besides, date indicator is at 3:00 position. From the right side, we can see Panerai’s special lug to protect the crown well, all the settings can be set from this part. Inside the case, there is an Asia EAT 2836-2 automatic movement, 25J, 28,800bph with GMT function. This adjusted replica movement is surely good enough to support all the functions working well as per original.

Front glass is made of sapphire crystal with colorless AR coating, and Noob factory’s technique on this meets Swiss standards, the quality is here. It is a leather strap with Tang buckle to match the case. Looking into the details, every single detail is just as per original. From the solid back case with random serial engraving M XXX/1000 is so real. GMT function is very useful for those who need to travel a lot, but there are more and more people just like it even they don’t travel a lot. I think I am one of them too.

Dec 26

PAM 690, which is published by Panerai in 2016, is an extremely harmonious watch, if you have noticed its dial, the metallic blue texture is the biggest feature of PAM 690. The watch belongs to Radiomir 1940 series of Panerai, so it has the most authentic features of Radiomir. Unlike modern Radiomir case, I see the case of Radiomir 1940 is very similar to Luminor’s. Actually, the design of Luminor case is exactly derived from Radiomir watch. Besides the lack of crown bridge, the case of PAM 690 is very close to Luminor case.

The replica is made by S factory, which has made several pieces of high quality Panerai replica watches with clone P.3000 movement that features 72-hour power reserve. The case is very large, its diameter is 47mm, which is bigger than most Rolex Submariner watches but much thinner than them. The case and bezel are polished, the PAM reference and OP number are engraved on the case between lugs. Case back is see-through that is displaying the mechanism of the replica PAM 690.

Metallic blue dial gives a hit to the appearance of the whole watch. The dial is sandwiched, the disc below is applied with luminescence that has the same tone as leather strap, the top disc is in blue color, it is like a mirror. The tone of hands is also the same as that of leather band. The dial is perfectly in line with the leather strap color. By the way, the small second hand is running on the subdial at 9 o’clock.

Meanwhile, the replica Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic becomes the first titanium model in the family with a combination between a grade 2 caseband and a grade 5 titanium bezel and crown. Despite this contemporary fusion of materials, chosen to complement the chocolate brown dial, the appearance of the Radiomir 1940 remains otherwise classic, with a large 45mm cushion case and pure minimalistic lines.