Over the last ten years, Panerai has grown and iterated however, the origin of my appreciation, that instantly recognizable Italian diver aesthetic, has stayed as their calling card. Despite the fact I did, and still do, love the Panerai Replica Watches seem, they nearly always prove to be too large for my wrist.
Reference PAM00682, aka the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm, takes all of the burly allure of this 47mm Submersible (such as the Bronzo PAM 671 we recently saw at SIHH) and dismisses a whopping 5mm. For me, and I believe for others who might be"benched" Panerai Replica Watches fans, that 5mm makes a world of difference. The Submersible isn't Panerai's bread and butter, but instead their more niche dive watch, which makes the choice to go 42mm even more intriguing. A way of estimating the true response for a smaller sporty Panerai?
Safely housed inside its chunky case, we locate Panerai's P.9010 motion. This automatic 4Hz movement sports twin barrels to provide 72 hours of power reserve. Being a base Panerai Submersible Replica, the P.9010 needs just offer hours, minutes, sub-seconds at nine, and a date display in the three. The case back is of this screen variety, allowing a view of the fabrication movement inside. In considering both sides of the argument, I arrived at the conclusion that I do not really care. I only know that I really love this little Sub.