This is the second Carbotech watch I have seen in this month. The first is PAM 979, this watch has a reference PAM 1616. Both are the latest Submersible models Panerai published in 2019 SIHH. Now you can find good quality replicas of both in our market, it is really lucky for us. VS is always the first factory to make the replicas once there are new Panerai watches published each year, yes, I admit that VS factory, whose previous name is KW, has a long history in making replicas of Panerai and can always bring us surprise in this field.
Like Submariner 116610LN and Daytona Super Clone 4130 for Noob factory, VS factory also has their own iconic models, such as PAM 441, PAM 438, PAM 382, etc. I think this PAM 1616 will also be on this list.
This replica uses real Carbotech material like genuine PAM 1616. The case is big in 47mm and 17mm thick, but the whole watch does not feel heavy just because it uses this lightweight carbon material. The case, bezel and lugs all have unique prints. The bezel has blue pearl and blue markings between 0 and 15.
Compared with the blue color usage on this PAM 1616, I prefer the white and black on PAM 979. Actually I do not like this style, the blue applied on lume bezel pearl and hour markers and hands makes the watch a bot show off.
On black dial, the hour hand and minute hand are skeleton, there is blue lume coating on the tip. The blue lume coating applied on hour markers and hands is thick and can make them have a long-lasting superlume in the dark. Like genuine PAM 1616, the replica has two different lume light on the dial.
About the movement, it is super clone 4130, I can say it is completely custom made by VS factory, this movement has become the pround of VS factory, with it, all PAMs replicas can completely achieve the full functions of genuine Panerai, including GMT, which works as accurate as genuine, also adjusted like genuine, this is unbelievable.