Like the Panerai Replica Watches non-limited version, the case – including the specially engraved caseback – is made from lightweight titanium. This special edition, however, receives a black DLC coating all over, giving it a very stealthy appearance. The unidirectional rotating bezel used for tracking elapsed time is also in black DLC-coated titanium and features a matte black ceramic insert with a luminous graduated scale.
On the right-hand side of the case, Panerai’s trademark crown guard ensures the crown can’t be accidentally accessed during a dive. On the Luxury Panerai Replica opposite side are the two screw-in pushers at 8 and 10 o’clock for controlling the flyback chronograph. Engraved on the solid screw caseback is a rendering of Guillaume Néry free-diving, along with his signature and the depth of his final record dive: 126 metres, achieved with a single breath.
According to Panerai, the colour scheme was inspired by the seas of Polynesia, hence the use of this unusual turquoise blue for the chapter ring, chronograph seconds hand and some of the text on the Swiss Panerai Replica Watches dial. What makes it for me though is the stark contrast against the blackness of the case. This just makes the dial really pop in my opinion.
Hours and minutes are displayed centrally, as are the chronograph seconds and minutes. Running seconds are shown on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock Panerai Replica UK and elapsed chronograph hours are counted at 3 o’clock. All the hands have lume, and legibility is further improved in low-light conditions thanks to applied luminous white dots and indexes.
The new PAM00983 comes on a Panerai Replica Watchpersonalized black rubber strap with a trapezoidal titanium buckle. Designed to be worn in the water for long periods of time, it’s comfortable on the wrist. The strap is probably not really suited for office attire, but then again neither is this watch.