Replica Panerai Luminor Quaranta Black Dial PAM01272

The Case

40mm brushed steel case, polished steel bezel.

The Dial

Black dial with luminous arabic numerals and hour markers, date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.

The Movement

Automatic. Leather strap.

Replica Panerai Luminor Quaranta, at 40mm x 48.9mm, the Luminor Quaranta wears phenomenally well. The cushion-shaped case sits atop lugs that curve sharply downwards, so even those with wrists smaller than mine should be able to enjoy it. All the other recognisable features are there. The REG. T.M. text that appeared with the first Richemont-era Luminors still features on the signature crown guard, locking the crown into place when not in use. I appreciate that Panerai chose the matte finish of strong directional brushing, a superior choice when compared to the highly-polished surfaces of the other 40mm Panerai, the PAM01048. The Luminor Quaranta has a 22mm lug width, with all models mounted on quick-release alligator straps that taper to 20mm at the stainless-steel pin buckle.