Panerai Luminor Submersible Replica brings a couple of neat updates into the 389, without undermining the general execution or design intention of the first. But unless you are Sly Stallone or some Paneristi die-hard, that may not just be a fantastic thing.
Technically speaking, the 389 was important not simply for its introduction display time, but because of its own build, as it shown the brand's initial ceramic bezel at a Luminor version (notice how the trendy hourly mark are inset to the ceramic itself), and it had been the very first anti-magnetic watch made by Panerai. It has quite a handsome appearance -- introducing a contemporary, industrial dip watch vibe into the austere, minimalist aesthetic that is described the Panerai Replica layout language for the previous 60 decades or so.
That said, if you adore the cool aesthetic of this 1389, there is always the traditionally-sized 42mm PAM682, but you lose out on the anti-magnetic capacities and ceramic bezel, alongside the capability for your dial to double as a serving plate at a pinch. Kidding aside, it is apparent that the remainder of the sector has been reacting to some return to smaller dimensions -- 43mm appears to be the newest 42down in the 45 and 47mm watches which once dominated Panerai's contemporary collection. From Swiss Replica Watches Manufacture, that is why the other 47mm view in 2017 really feels somewhat outdated right from the gate -- despite its cool, and timeless aesthetic. Trends-be-damned however, many diehard Paneristi still would not have it any other way -- that's probably why the newest continues to fly the flag as among the last holdouts of the decade's large watch tendency.