Just months after the hand-wound Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days 42mm fake watches UK were introduced at Watches&Wonders 2015, Panerai has unveiled another smallish watch, the Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic Acciaio PAM00655, featuring a white dial with ivory Super-Luminova. Powered by the P.4000 micro-rotor movement, the new PAM655 is more evidence that the balance is tilting in favour of small watches, even for brands that specialise in oversized timepieces. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM655 is 42mm in diameter, currently the smallest case size Panerai mixed. Essentially identical to the black dial Radiomir 1940 PAM620 launched earlier this year, the new PAM655 is distinguished by its white dial.
The look is typical for the Radiomir 1940: a polished steel case without crown lock mechanism and baton hands. The dial has Arabic hour numerals and ivory Super-Luminova to mimic the look of a vintage watch. The tan leather strap matches the colour of the Super-Luminova.
The movement inside is the P.4000, a self-winding calibre with a tungsten micro-rotor. Relatively slim at 3.95mm high, the calibre has twin barrels, giving it a three day power reserve.
It’s been a strong year for the Panerai Submersible collection replica watches, with Panerai hitting home runs with the latest Bronzo, the ingenious BMG-Tech and the luxe lusciousness of the solid gold PAM 684. And while all these models offer a little something extra, be it limited edition exclusivity, material innovation or a solid chunk of gold, there’s also a Submersible for the rest of us, and that’s the PAM 682.
Cased in plain brushed steel, on a rubber strap, the PAM 682 Panerai fake wtach UK is the essence of the Submersible – tool-like, utilitarian and unquestionably Panerai. It’s also 42mm, which opens the traditionally beefy diver up to a whole new audience. The case size is the only thing that’s been reduced, all other components remain as high-quality as ever, including the movement. The robust P.9010 is visible through the clear caseback, ticking away at 4hz, and good for three days of power reserve. The broad-shouldered Luminor 1950 case is still the hero of the show, thanks to the trademark crown guard. Appropriately enough for a diver (the watch is good to 300m), legibility is the name of the game for the dial, with only the blue small seconds hand relieving the otherwise black and white colour scheme. And of course the watch is topped off with the Submersible’s signature uncluttered bezel – brushed steel with raised markers every five minutes, and a hashed minute scale for the first 15 minutes.
Panerai hasn’t messed with their winning formula with the PAM 682, with the new 42mm size being the only major update. But for people who love the strong looks of this Italian-designed diver but haven’t been able to handle the scale, this smaller size is a big deal.