Let me begin by saying that I’m really excited to show you guys my newest Panerai replica! As an original, the model was released sometime last year (2015) in not more than 99 pieces and in order to get your hands on one, you have to go to Florence, Italy, and pick it up personally (for about 20K). I’m sure you know the watch in question, I’m sure you’ve seen it by now and if not, I urge you to read this review. And no, it’s not a Panerai Luminor replica – it’s the Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio aka Radiomir Firenze aka PAM 604. Oh, and I have a bit of a surprise for you guys.
Not only it’s been three months since the last Panerai replica review on my blog (a Panerai ceramic replica), but it’s been over a month since the last time I reviewed a watch on my blog. If I remember well, it was a champagne dial Day Date with a little bling on the side.
Anyway, I kept postponing because I’ve been working on the blog, I want to change a few thing here and there, especially on the videos. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gotten tired of the same white background and after I’ve been looking back through them, I found the videos well… not boring but I felt there’s room for improvement. So, with a little help from my cousin, I’m happy to bring you a new version of my video reviews, crisp and modern, more dynamic but I won’t spoil it, I’ll let you guys see for yourselves. But enough chit chat, let’s have a look at this awesome Panerai watch replica.
Panerai Replica PAM 604 – General Outlook
Now this is one cool watch, it’s clearly not something that you see everyday! I remember seeing it for the first time on Hodinkee, about a year ago, when it was released and praised during the SIHH 2015. Great article, by the way, I encourage you guys to read it here.
The beautifully engraved stainless steel case looks adds a vintage touch to the whole design, but hey, that’s what Radiomirs are all about. Although I’m quite sure that the engraving wasn’t done by hand, the end result is impressing. If we were to put a Panerai replica vs original side by side, there really isn’t much difference to be honest. The originally is done completely by hand, so you’d expect some rough edges here and there. Ultimately, it’s part of the whole vintage charm that this timepiece oozes.
The gold hands on the simple dial contribute to this whole retro feel as well as the black leather strap and the engraved buckle. I don’t think the original comes with an engraved buckle but you know what? I like it better this way because it fits much better in the overall design.
This Radiomir Firenze clearly is one of the coolest watches out there, on par with the black Panerai Ceramica replica I reviewed here, which is perhaps the coolest Panerai Luminor replica out there.
Panerai Replica Movement
This is one of the things that set apart a Panerai watch replica from all others – the movements. Whether it’s hand-wound or kinetic, they’re all awesome to look at through the back case (where that’s possible), being small works of art in their own right. And the Japanese movement that powers this baby is no different. It keeps perfect time and the power reserve lasts easily over a day.
Well, the verdict is that this is a cool, truly one of a kind Panerai watch replica and even if it’s not exactly your kind of watch, I think one must give credit where credit is due and this baby deserves it. As I said in the beginning of this post, not only does the PAM 604 cost around 20K, which is about three times more than the Panerai Luminor Arktos price, but you have to fly over to Italy to get it.
Just like many don’t know how to spot a fake Panerai Luminor because most replicas do a great job at cloning every detail right, I think is just as hard as being called out with a fake with this baby. Not many get to see one, as opposed to your average Panerai Luminor Marina replica which again, not easy to spot as a fake if you don’t know exactly where to look at.
Just keep in mind that this Panerai replica is a copy of an expensive and rare piece, so as long as you don’t strut around with it, you’ll be just fine. And here’s the new video below, let me know how you like it!