To kick off this Panerai Luminor Submersible replica review, it would be impossible not to mention the signature crown guard that sticks out majestically like the watch’s crown jewel. Virtually all Panerai watches have this crown guard but it is often superfluous in them. But for this Panerai Submersible replica, it is actually part of its identity and the crown guard is among the things that makes it a submersible watch.
The watch has a black dial which makes the features on the watch’s face very easy to appreciate. There are only numerals at the 6 and 12-hour marks and every other hour mark is identified by round dots except at the 3 and 9-hour marks where there is a date window and a sub-dial respectively. Virtually everything on the watch’s dial is luminous and glows brightly in the dark. This is the other signature feature of Panerai watches.
The hour and second hands are bold and sturdy looking. The second hand is conspicuously missing and this is a bold move from Panerai. Most people have no use for the second hand but it’s a defining element in all watches and to remove it completely is something quite bold indeed. I’m still on the fence whether I like it not.
The bezel is probably one of the most outstanding ones in a watch and I mean that in the sense that it literally stands out. There are tiny smooth protrusions marks at every 5-minute but they are bigger at every 15-minute mark and also have the minute number on them. There are slits that run through an arc from the 12-hour mark to the 3-hour mark. The slits are at approximately every minute interval.
The bezel ends with a tiny gear teeth all along its circumference. Everything is in a highly polished but anti-reflective stainless steel finish. The crown looks pretty safe nestled under its crown guard and they are both stainless steel as well. My Panerai Luminor Submersible Black Dial replica review has really been about impressive things so far.
This Panerai Luminor Submersible has a Japanese Miyota kinetic movement which is partially visible on the back. It is no less than expected from such a well-made Panerai Submersible replica. I am quite impressed with the watch all around but incorporating a kinetic movement in a dive watch is always welcome.
This is the final part of this Panerai Luminor Submersible Black Dial replica review. Despite the fact that this is a dive watch, it still looks pretty good. It comes in other colors like rose gold which can make it ever classier than the stainless steel version. The bracelet is black rubber which is what you would expect for a watch that was designed to last underwater for long stretches. The bracelet is 200mm long and 26mm wide. It all comes together quite nicely and everything just seems well thought out.