Panerai has released the new best fake Panerai Radiomir Venti PAM2020, a 45mm timepiece celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Paneristi online community. Paneristi are, of course, Panerai enthusiasts, and Paneristi.com was created just as the brand was returning to prominence in the watch world at the turn of the new millennium. It has since become one of the foremost resources and destinations for all things Panerai and is the self-proclaimed “Unofficial Resource of Officine Panerai.” Panerai has partnered with the Paneristi to create a special (and limited) edition watch with design queues from 1930s Panerai Radiomir models for the hands, the color of the lume, and even the finishing of the matte dial. Featuring a Paneristi.com 2000-2020 engraving at six o’clock, this model is limited to 1,020 pieces.
This is not the first collaboration or special commemorative Paneristi watch produced by Panerai. The brand created previous Luminor models for both the 10th and 15th anniversaries of the site. This 45 mm Panerai Radimoir replica watch, however, is different from those previous editions in more than just name alone. The watch features very specific design cues, leaning on a decidedly vintage style, which is not necessarily a departure for the brand. Panerai’s technical and creative team, Laboratorio di Idee, worked with Paneristi to effectuate the final look of the watch.
The cheap copy watch not only pays homage to the 1930s, but also specifically the first Radiomir ever produced. The Radiomir Venti sports sword-shaped gold-color hands (a call back to early models), beige-colored Super-LumiNova, and a brown matte dial. The matte dial is finished in a way to simulate, as the brand puts it, “the effects of time on vintage models that have survived to this day.” Furthermore, Panerai included a “VENTI” engraving between the lugs at 6 o’clock as an additional tribute to the Paneristi.com community on its 20th anniversary.
As mentioned, the PAM2020 is sized at 45mm and features an AISI 316L steel case with a matte, weathered patina. Consistent with its military and aquatic history, the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. Inside the case beats the Caliber P.6000, a manually-wound movement developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The movement features a three-day power reserve. The new Panerai replica watch with steel case is affixed to a beige strap in calfskin suede with tone-on-tone stitching and a hot-stamped “OP” logo featuring a trapezoidal pin buckle in steel with an aged patina effect.
Model: Radiomir Venti
Reference Number: PAM2020
Thickness: 14.15mm thick
Case Material: AISI 316L steel
Dial Color: Matte brown
Indexes: Markers and Arabic numerals
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap