Best Panerai Luminor Submersible Replica Watch was already an established, respected luxury watchmaker but after that chance incident their timepieces started appearing in blockbuster movies starring the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the first two Expendables films, most of the mercenaries sported Panerai watches on their wrists. Unsurprisingly, celebrity Panerai fans (they call themselves Paneristi) include action blockbuster legends Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone. The latter is pretty much credited with popularising Panerai amongst the Hollywood set.

To do that and have your watch survive the shock of impact and remain impervious to water is no mean feat. You need a professional divers Panerai Luminor Submersible Replica Watch that can withstand a few knocks and get back in the ring instantly. Fortunately, the Panerai Luminor Submersible is waterproof. To 300m. Even if you do take an unexpected dip you won’t give the performance of this luxury watch a second thought.

3.5 mm thick sapphire glass and a titanium caseback with Panerai hallmarks guard the black dial and the automatic movement. The dial has small seconds at 9 o’clock and a magnified lens over the date window at 3 o’clock. You’ll notice that the unidirectional bezel has a 60-minute diving scale.

He loved his Luminor so much that he ordered a number of pieces with his signature on the caseback (entitled Slytech), which he gave to friends as gifts. This is a real man’s watch. Everything about the Panerai Submersible Replica Watch says ‘rugged’ from the 44mm case size to the chunky black rubber bracelet, brushed titanium case, masculine waffle pattern on the dial, the Paris hobnails, and the bold luminescent hour markers at 12 and 6 o’clock. It’s the kind of watch you’d expect to see on the wrist of a John McClane or a Jason Bourne.

When you’re an action hero you need a watch that can keep up, on land and in water. In the final scene of The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason jumps into the East River and swims away.

Horological legend has it that when Stallone was in Rome shooting the movie Daylight in 1995, he literally stumbled across the brand walking past a jewellers. He bought and wore a Panerai Replica Watch while shooting the movie. This allows you to note the duration of your dive. Essential for calculating how long you have left and how far you can go before your oxygen tank runs dry. Speaking of running dry, the Panerai Luminor Submersible has a 42-hour power reserve.