VS Factory Replica Panerai PAM 959 Submersible 42mm with Super Clone OP XXXIV

Replica Panerai PAM 959

It is all Submersible models among the latest PAMs published in 2019. These Submersibles seem to more like using new materials such as forged carbon, Panerai also added new blue and green color choices in these Submersible models. In recent years, the biggest change which Panerai has made on their Submersible is to reduce the size, from 47mm to 42mm. This change allows more people to choose the big Panerai as their diving-style watch, for me, the 42mm case diameter, plus the crown bridge, the Submersible is still too large.

VSF Replica Panerai Submersible PAM 959
Replica Panerai PAM 959 Grey Dial

Today, the Panerai watch I am going to share with you guys is a 42mm Submersible, whose reference is PAM 959, it is the newest PAM which Panerai added to their family at 2019 SIHH. It is first time for me to see a PAM on which Panerai is willing to use such a bright color, previous PAMs from Submersible must be black ceramic or black forged carbon. Like genuine watch, the replica from VS factory uses a blue ceramic bezel, which immediately caught my eyes. 42mm case is only 14.5mm in thickness, much thinner than other Submersible watches. Both case and studs on the bezel are brushed.

Replica Panerai Submersible Blue Watch
Replica Panerai Submersible Blue Ceramic

The dial looks very unique, it is in shark grey color. Actually it is uncomfortable for me to see such a color combination on a watch, blue with grey. What is exact material of the dial, it seems to have a grain texture on the surface. While the small dial at 9 o’clock has a smooth face, with a small blue seconds hand. Like other Submersible, PAM 959 also has round dot hour markers that are filled with white luminescence in the center. There are two different lume light emitting from the watch when in dark conditions, bezel pearl and minute hands are blue, hour markers, hours hand and small dials are green. By the way, the replica uses SuperLuminova C3 on markers and hands, this luminous material has a stronger and longer-lasting lume effect than other lume materials.

PAM 959 in Hand
PAM 959 Blue Ceramic Bezel
PAM 959 Crown Bridge
PAM 959 Case
PAM 959 Crown Bridge 2
PAM 959 Case 2

The replica watch is driven by a Super Clone OP XXXIV automatic movement, together with Super Clone P.9000, both are custom made calibres from VS factory. What does a Super Clone movement mean? I think it is superiorer to those movements which watch manufacturers just added fake plates on top of basic Chinese movements. The Super Clone OP XXXIV is researched and developed according to genuine Panerai OP XXXIV, I do not know how close this clone movement is to an original, maybe there still a large gap, fortunately PAM 959 has a solid case back, so, no chance left for those “watch experts” to know if it is a fake watch.

PAM 959 Case Back

Those Panerai watches worn on the people’s wrist in the street, nine out of ten are fakes. This means that the quality of replica Panerai watches becomes better and better, especially the ones made by VSF, some are even difficult for an expert in the boutique to tell whether they are fakes or real. So, many people prefer a Panerai when they are considering their first replica, and they will never regret after purchasing from VS factory.

PAM 959 Buckle
PAM 959 Dial Lume
PAM 959 Wrist Shot 1
PAM 959 Wrist Shot 2
PAM 959

VS Factory Published The New Military Green PAM 961

Replica Panerai PAM 961

Nearly the end of 2019, there are finally some new Panerai replica watches that could catch my attention, absolutely these new PAMs are coming from VS factory, which makes the best replicas of Panerai. These new Panerai replicas are almost Submersible models that are made of CarboTech, which is a new Panerai composite material, or Titanium. New Panerai Submersible models include PAM 979, PAM 1616, PAM 799, PAM 984, etc., they are in big 47mm or smaller 42mm. Whatever, in my opinion, these new replicas of Panerai Submersible are important supplement to our replica Submersible collection because a lot of popular replicas of Luminor Submersible have been out of stock for a long time except PAM 382. For watch fans who love Panerai’s 47mm Luminor Submersible, these new PAMs are good choices.

Replica Panerai PAM 961 CarboTech

As an official timer for the Italy Navy for many years, Panerai has always been one of the most favorite brands for many military watch fans, besides Luminor Submersible, each model in other Panerai’s collection also has a considerable water resistant depth, so if you want a diver’s watch with military watch’s DNA in it, then you must consider Panerai.

Now back to the Submersible replica watch we are going to review, it is a green PAM with reference PAM 961, the replica watch is made by VS factory. Genuine watch is a limited edition model and only has 33 pieces, while you have a chance to get a good replica in our market. Actualy the green PAM 961 has a brother, which is PAM 979 which we introduced in another post. PAM 979 is a regular model and may be accepted by more people because of its black color.

Replica Panerai Marina Militare PAM 961

For those who like military watch with green color, PAM 961 is an ideal choice. Like PAM 979, the replica PAM 961 is also made with CarboTech material. In Panerai’s official website, they said CarboTech is a composite material based on forged carbon, we do not know how the CarboTech is completed with forged carbon, but it is indeed lighter than Titanium and stronger than stainless steel, however, I think the replica uses pure forged carbon material, not the real CarboTech composite like VS factory claimed.

VSF Replica PAM 961

We can see that both case and bezel are made of forged carbon, there are unique patterns on the surface that make this watch look more special. The bezel pearl is fully filled with luminescence that looks green, the top of the pearl is smooth and flat, there is no gap between the steel edge and the lume pearl. On the solid case back, it is a logo of COM.SUB.IN. in the center.

PAM 961 Carbon Bezel

Black carbon dial has green dotted hour markers, central hours hand and minutes hands are skeletonized, they are also applied green Superluminova C3. In the dark, the watch still has a high readability, because the lume is so strong and long lasting. The bezel pearl and minutes hands will emit blue lume light, while the hours hand and hour markers have green lume light.

PAM 961 Carbon Dial

Behind the case back, the replica is driven by a Super Clone P.9000 movement. It is saying “P.9010” on the movement plate, while the replica is actually powered by VS factory’s famous Super Clone P.9000 automatic movement. This movement is independently developed VS factory, they tore down the entire genuine P.9000 and then made every component, the factory said that even a watch expert can not tell it is a fake P.9000, but I do not think so, the decoration on the movement plates, the power reserve, they are all not good enough. I think the best cloned movement in our market are Noob Super Clone 3135 and 4130.

PAM 961 Case Back
PAM 961 Pre-V Buckle
PAM 961 Green Rubber Strap

The replica uses a military green rubber band, yes, a good complement to the green color of the dial. I think the factory should also offer a green nylon band for this watch. We know that Panerai is the flagship product of VS factory in the past, but in 2019, VS put more effort in making Omega, the result is, the number of good quality Omega replica watches from VS has exceeded that of their Panerai. Despite this, some special Panerai model which VS factory unveiled is still able to leave us a deep impression, like this PAM 961.