Now we are jumping into the pre-Vendôme era with the first Luminor model released in 1993. The Swiss fake Panerai “Logo” Luminor ref. 5218-201/A was also the watch that Sylvester Stallone wore in the movie Daylight. The watch in the picture was one of Stallone’s five supposed “Logo” Luminors, and it came up for sale last year when the movie star offered quite a few of his luxury replica watches uk for auction. It is called the “Logo” Luminor because of the distinctive “OP” logo on the black dial that I talked about earlier. The watch came with a black dial and a 44mm stainless steel case on a leather strap. 1:1 replica Panerai produced a total of 889 of these watches, of which 677 were normally sold.
Additionally, 212 of them were reworked as special Sly Tech models — 12 as the Sly Tech Submersible 5218-201/A, 95 as the Sly Tech Submersible 5218-205/A, and 105 as the Sly Tech Daylight 5218-207/A. But it’s this one, the best quality fake Panerai Luminor ref. 5218-201/A that is responsible for the rise in popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s. As mentioned, Stallone wore the super clone Panerai “Logo” Luminor ref. 5218-201/A in the movie Daylight. In the end, the one that went up for auction fetched a whopping $214,200. Although the models not owned by Stallone are expensive, they are nowhere near that expensive.
The watch that started it
Inside the case, Swiss made copy Panerai used the ETA/Unitas caliber 6497 for its Luminor. The legendary Unitas pocket watch movement, later produced by ETA, was made famous by Panerai. Using the movement in its watches sparked a trend of popularity, with many other brands following suit. The specs of the movement are the same as those of the first Vendôme Luminor I discussed as the entry pick. A typical trait of the pre-Vendôme Panerai Luminor fake watches online was their oversized “bottle opener” buckles. They became another iconic Panerai element that certainly has its own charm.
Finding one of the cheap fake Panerai “Logo” Luminor ref. 5218-201/A models is not impossible. With a total production of almost 900 pieces, you will find them quite regularly on offer. But as mentioned before, they do not come cheap. Expect to pay anywhere between €20K and €30K for one depending on the condition. Some go for even more, but often, it seems a bit opportunistic or based on aged lume from which sellers would like to make more money. But this pre-Vendôme AAA replica Panerai Luminor ref. 5218-201/A is a legendary timepiece, in no small part because Sly Stallone had it on his wrist.