This is the most basic of the Submersibles in the Cheap Panerai Replica range. With a depth rating of 300m, it is a true dive watch, though not designed for saturation diving. We had the watch on loan for this review for a week, used it as a daily beater.
Two versions of the base Submersible 42 are offered. One as featured with the grey dial and blue ceramic bezel, and another in a black dial with black ceramic bezel (PAM00683) . We feature the former.
While the PAM00683 features the more traditional Panerai aesthetics in colour choice, the Panerai PAM00959 Replica takes on a more bold persona with the glorious blue bezel.
The PAM 00959 (and the PAM00683) succeeds the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM00682.
The case, dial and hands
The case is the traditional Best Panerai Luminor Replica case basic design aesthetic, with the patented crown lock device. What sets the Submersible apart from the Luminor is the unidirectional rotating bezel, which the latter lacks, and makes the Submersible look more like a regular diving watch.
As a tool watch designed for diving, the entire case is made of 316L Stainless Steel and completely brushed finished, with no shiny parts.
The The Best Panerai PAM00959 Replica features a dial which is the epitome of clarity and legibility. The hour markers are huge dots filled with a generous amount of Superluminova for all but the 6 and 12 which are featured as single and double sticks. The 3 and 9 markers are absent, as the space is used for the date window, and the subsidiary seconds sub-dial.
The hands are huge javelin styled hands with massive infilling of lume material, and skeletonized. The seconds hand is the traditional, and very cute, mini-leaf, also generously filled with Superluminova.
The bezel is unidirectionally rotating and the 5 minute markers are raised steel inserts on the ceramic blue inlay over the steel bezel carrier. The Luxury Panerai Watches edges of the bezel are corrugated for good grip. We simply love the magnificent blue of the ceramic over the soft, textured grey dial.
The timekeeping performance during the time we had the watch is outstanding, neither gaining nor losing time over the week. The context is that it sat on my wrist during the waking hours, a
nd in a winder for the evening. This helps average out the difference in rate in positions, but the performance overall is excellent.
The case back is engraved with notations as to the brand, intent of the watch “Automatic Divers Professional”, origin and that it is depth rated to 300m. The case back is screwed on, and the movement is not visible. The movement within is the Panerai replica watches china, which is an automatic caliber with 23 jewels and 72 hours of power reserve on a full wound beating at a frequency is 28,800 bph.
We note that the former Submersible PAM00682 was equipped with the in-house, three-day automatic P.9010 movement, but the new replacement come with the OP XXXIV caliber.
We think the appeal of the Panerai quality replica watches must be the handsome good looks which we absolutely love. And the magnificent textured dial combined with the very seductive ceramic blue bezel makes it almost a must-buy for the Paneristi.
In its natural element, the Submersible has an affinity for water and great for diving.We loved the aesthetics almost as much as the sturdiness and technical abilities of the PAM00959. It remains a highly competent tool watch, and a great diving tool, though we suspect almost all its owners will never dive with it.