8/05/2011

Swiss ETA 6497 Replica Panerai Luminor Base Logo

Except for the official website, the Italian luxury watch brand Panerai has another brotherhood web known as http://www.paneristi.com/. This is an ideal and perfect forum for all Panerai collectors and lovers. They gether there to share experiences, exchange information and make comments. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Officine Panerai company specially launched a limited edition - the Luminor Base PAM 360 watch model.


It is really hard to touch such a world top excellent masterpiece. Fortunately, it is my pleasure that I am able to appreciate an authentic and high-end replica version of this watch.

At the first sight, I was really fooled by this replica model, black dial and case, brown leather strap with white stitching, luminous hour markers, they look like the same as the original version showing. While keeping close observation, there are some differences with its real version.

From the pictures above, we can see that the colour tone of the two watches truly exists distinctions. The most obvious is the finishing of case. You will feel comfortable and pleasurable to appreciate the smooth, soft-looking and finely polished black case of the original one. While the replica one's seems to be a little rough and hard. Of course, this is due to the different coating materials they have. The case, bezel, crown guard, crown and buckle of the original PAM 360 are all coated with DLC (Diamond-like Carbon). However, the replica one's are just ordinary PVD coating. However, the use of titanium make this replica watch light and precious. Same teamed with brown vintage leather strap, the colour of replica model is deeper which is tend to be orange-like. Actually, compared to the original light brown, this deeper colour tone is more matchable with the whole watch in my opinion. The black dial and beige C1+C3 Super Luminova applied hour markers and hands perfectly echo the feeling of brown leather strap, giving a a bit nostalgic smell for this replica watch.

Now, let's come to the case back. Whether the genuine version or the replica one, their case backs are come in stainless steel engraved with relevant information, including the "PANERISTI.COM", "OFFICINE PANERAI", "STAINLESS STEEL 300m", "TENTH ANNIVERSARY" and "FIRENZE 1860 OP 6812". While the "BB 0000000" of the original watch is replaced by "BB 1413321". You may be a little disappointed about replica PAM 360 watch. However, who will care about such inessential tiny differences. To be frank, it is a real high-end 1:1 imitation. Contrast to its reliable and high-performance movement, these puny flaws are really nothing.

The replica Panerai Luminor Base Logo PAM 360 is animated by an excellent Asian ETA 6497 manual winding movement. It is the most accurate, reliable and durable movement in recent replica watch markets. Representing in 17 jewels, it provides the hours and minutes functions. This 6497 hand winding movement beats in 21,600 bph. Open the case back, showing in the upper picture, you can appreciate the ultimate beauty of this mechanism. With Cortes de Geneve Decoration on bridges, there is "Officine Panerai" signature as well.

The replica Panerai watch features 44mm in case diameter and 15mm ub thickness like its original version showing. The elegant black dial is perfectly protected by a 3.5mm thick sapphire crystal which is colourless with AR coating as per genuine. In any case, this is a Swiss standard replica watch.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, this is really nice, do you know where I can buy this? thanks.

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