With the discovery of bronze, commonly used objects that were made for years and years could be made better than ever before. From tools, to weapons, to majestic statues we see all across the world. What more fitting of a material to use to create one of the most iconic copy Panerai models to date than the same metal used to depict sculptures of the gods in ancient Greece and beyond?
To Paneristis (die-hard Panerai followers), the copy luminous scale Panerai is simply known as the Bronzo. The powerful 47mm bronze case featuring a brushed bezel and polished edges was not always met with the fanfare that it receives today. In fact it took a while for the purists to embrace the watch, and it sat on boutique shelves collecting dust.
The fake black dial Panerai Luminor Submersible Bronze got even more exposure after its release thanks to the biggest backer of Panerai in the film industry, Sylvester Stallone. Much like he did in 1995 in the early years of the rebirth of Panerai with the movie ‘Daylight’, he brought the Bronzo to the silver screen in the movie ‘Expendables 2’. In the 2012 film, the whole team sported the bronze goliath throughout the entire picture.