Welcome back to Big replica Watches, Small Wrists, a series where we look at those big beauties and their size-restrained counterparts to allow you, small-wristed reader, to find and fall in love with something you can truly feel comfortable donning. No more feeling sized out in a world of big-wristed horology, here we’ll find you your perfect match! We started our journey talking tech and specs to help you word up. Now we’re going to dive, literally DIVE straight into the biggest behemoth watch brand there is. I am, of course, talking about luxury fake Panerai UK. I recently vox-popped my watch crew on what they thought of when I asked about big best quality replica watches and it was an almost unanimous “Panerai” in response. And for good reason, this brand has serious historical chops in making dive-watch monsters with big-wearing panache to match.
With all this big-watch cred, how do us small-wristed sorts make it into the Paneristi? Yes, these watches are big, but let’s not forget that they’re supposed to be. Big watches that also wear big are a crucial part of the perfect replica Panerai design language so finding one that fits your wrist is actually not as daunting as it might seem. In fact, surprisingly enough, there is something in each line of the current super clone Panerai collection suitable for us smaller-wristed types. Yes, you read that right!
The more recently released 1:1 fake Panerai Luminor Due 38mm is an obvious contender with a very restrained lug-to-lug of 45.5mm. The marketing material clearly pitches this watch to women, but don’t be put off, the persistence of the Bettarini case and crown guard gives this smaller version the looks it needs. It wears nicely on my 5 ½ inch wrist, perhaps a little too nicely for my liking. Where I expected heft there was balance, where I looked for a powerful presence there was well-measured restraint. If this is what you’re after while still getting those AAA quality replica Panerai looks then you’re in luck. But for me, I wanted the oversized, hyper-masculine statement on my wrist and as such, the 38mm Due was not my perfect match. The 38mm Due also has a limited depth rating of 30 metres, so the top super clone Panerai experience doesn’t back its aesthetics with functional chops.
Enter the 40mm Swiss movement fake Panerai Luminor Marina, my sweet-spot, which I described to the shop assistant as giving my wrist a nice hug, much to his bemusement. But really, in this size the Bettarini case made sense. The shorter and curvaceous lugs sat well against my wrist and the inboard strap pulled directly downwards to produce a close fit. The case had heft without being uncomfortable and the crown guard added further presence without negatively impacting the wearing experience. For me the 42 and 44mm cases were too big and it was a little challenging to get a good fit, but if your wrists are larger than my toothpick ones these sizes might just be your ticket.