The Panerai Luminor Base 44mm replica pam00112 watch is not the biggest Panerai at 44 mm in diameter. It’s water resistant to 300 meters, and there’s sapphire front and back so you can watch its movement at work. The very thick strap is held in place by screwed-in bars and the buckle is very much a no-nonsense affair, with a curved, wide pin that just happens to echo the shape of the lever that holds the crown in place. That combination crown-guard/locking system, as well as the utterly uncluttered “sandwich” dial, is what makes the Luminor replica watch instantly recognizable.
The case shape, and that sandwich dial, the other signature element of the Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated safety system for dogging down the crown.This pam00112 replica Panerai Luminor Base 44mm watch is simple, robust, and clever. The curved locking lever has a small roller on the end of it which, when you lock it down, presses the wafer-shaped crown against a gasket in the crown tube, sealing the watch. It’s more elaborate than a screw-down crown, but the Panerai Luminor Base 44mm replica watch offers a very positive system for ensuring water stays out of the case and it’s a great alternative to the somewhat fiddly feeling of a screwed-down crown.
The other big advantage of the locking lever is that it is just plain fun to play with, and although to do so too much is kind of against the spirit of the Panerai Luminor Base Diver replica watch at the same time you will probably find the urge to play with it irresistible.
Despite the size, this is one of the easiest-to-wear watches I’ve ever had on. Thanks to the thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs to the tip, the Panerai Luminor Diver 44mm replica watch feels really secure and it’s a pleasure to have on. The best thing about it, other than the chance to play with the locking lever, is the dial; this thing glows like a harvest moon.
Moreover, the Radiomir edges out the Luminor case on sex appeal, and the sleek simplicity of the "lume sandwich" dial really helps complete the design package. Panerai could, however, make a few minor improvements such as considering use of additional AR coating on the crystal to reduce glare. I would also like to see a two-hand Panerai replica watch like this that has a power reserve indicator on the rear of the case. Especially with longer power reserve timepieces, I tend to universally find power reserve indicators very useful.