With the discovery of bronze, common items made over the years may be better than ever. From tools and weapons to majestic statues, we see them all over the world. What better material to use for one of the most iconic Panerai models to date than the metal used to paint the sculptures of the gods of ancient Greece and beyond?
For Paneristis ( replica panerai watches ), the Panerai PAM382 (limited to 1,000 units) is simply known as the Bronzo, a powerful 47mm bronze case with a brushed bezel and polished edges that isn’t always celebrated today. In fact, it took purists a long time to embrace this watch, which sits on a boutique shelf collecting dust. Over time, the Bronzo gradually became more and more popular, so much so that its value rose. When the PAM382 was shown at SIHH 2011, it had a suggested retail price of around $11,600. In today’s weak market, you would still be hard pressed to find one for under $25,000. The Bronzo has such a fervent following in the community that it has even become the holy grail for Panerai collectors and watch collectors.
The Panerai PAM382 gained even more exposure after its release thanks to Sylvester Stallone, Panerai’s biggest supporter in the film industry. Just as he did in 1995 in the early days of replica panerai luminor watches rebirth with the “Daylight” films, he brought Mustang to the screen in “Daredevil 2”. For the 2012 film, the entire team used the bronze Goliath throughout the picture.
The most unique aspect of this watch is that over time, each watch develops its own patina green color. Each bronze, made from phosphor bronze (a special alloy of copper and tin with phosphorus), creates its own unique identity – just like a fingerprint. Many PAM382 owners will allow the patina to grow, then clean the bronze using a variety of methods to return it to its original condition and begin the patina process again.
The Bronzo has an in-house automatic caliber P.9000 movement. It has 28 jewels and a three-day power reserve, executed entirely by replica Panerai watches . The caseback is made of clear sapphire crystal so you can enjoy its beauty. The green dial features a dot and baton style design and is infused with a green glow from the hour and rose gold hands. There’s also a unidirectional rotating bezel that allows you to count your immersion time. After all, this is a submersible that can dive up to 300 meters.
Panerai has always prided itself on creating very simple yet timeless pieces that still make a statement, and the Panerai PAM382 is probably one of the loudest statements in the Panerai family. Ultimately, this austere sculpture has written a new chapter for the Italian brand, thus changing the way we look at bronze forever.