The digitisation of this year’s edition of Watches & Wonders seems to have rendered obsolete the practice of buyers putting their names on lists and waiting months for the year’s latest launch to arrive in boutiques. Perhaps thanks to the fact they were able to focus their resources and attention on production rather than creating a physical spectacle, a number of brands have been able to coincide product availability with announcements of their novelties at the fair.
While this isn’t the case for all brands, the likes of top quality fake Panerai and Tudor are already putting watches on wrists almost as quickly as – if not sooner than – images of the watches go online.
Bigger is not always better, as shown by several designs that see their iconic bold cases shrink to adapt to smaller wrists.
Fans have already nicknamed cheap fake Panerai Submersible Bronzo Blu Abisso PAM01074 the “Baby Bronzo”. Bronze watches are loved for the patina they develop over time, which is unique to the wearer. Shrinking from 47mm to 42mm means the piece – while still feeling substantial – can be appreciated by those with slimmer wrists.
Here, the bronze is paired with a matt blue dial and matching blue leather strap with bronze buckle. The three-day power reserve comes from this Panerai copy watch with bronze case’s automatic P. 900 movement, giving momentum to the hour, minute and small seconds hand, as well as to the date indication.