Panerai’s Luminor Submersible Replica is part of the brand’s long tradition of making diving instruments for military frogmen.
When we put the Luminor Submersible on over our thick gloves, its rubber strap is just long enough to allow us to slip the buckle’s pin through the last hole in the strap. However, the rubber strap on our Submersible is too big to wear the Panerai Replica watch without a diving suit. The adjustable range isn’t great enough to accommodate both; more holes in the strap or a separate extension piece would have been very helpful.
The eye-catching expansion coils near the strap lugs are very useful when diving: not only do they look professional, they also ensure that the Luminor Submersible Replica watch stays snugly around the wrist underwater, when water pressure has compressed the diving suit. In extreme cases, as the pressure compresses the suit, a watch strap may become so loose that the watch can slip over a diver’s glove and plunge irretrievably into the depths.
Legibility is a top priority when a dive watch is underwater. The Fake Panerai Submersible isn’t quite as reflective below the water’s surface as it is above the water. And the time can be read quickly thanks to the ample quantity of luminous material.
The minutes hand and the luminous index on the bezel shine with a blue glow, while the other luminous material glows green. This makes it even quicker to read the dive time: simply look for the blue and ignore the green. The seconds hand on its subdial is luminous, too, so it can be used underwater to check that the Swiss Fake watch is still running.