The 42mm Luminor case corrects this problem. It still detects a few hairs between the 50mm and 2mm lugs, but low against the wrist, and its perceived size is further limited by all the brushed surfaces on the case. Closer inspection reveals a number of other subtle differences between the 683 and replica panerai watches 682, such as the reordering of the dial text markers (now showing "Panerai, submersible, automatic") and the addition of a 'water resistance indicator' clock at 6 o'clock. This is partly due to the reorganization of Panerai's main collection, which now includes Radiomir, Luminor, Luminor Due and Submersible, according to CEO Jean-Marc Pontroue. The "1940" and "1950" designations are gone forever.
The 683 joins a trio of my personal favorites: the 959, which borrows its bright blue ceramic bezel and mottled "sharkskin" gray dial from the Guillaume Nery PAM 982 dive chronograph launched in December, but with an ultra-rugged case that's as bright as I really think many dive watch fans will find it. (old and new) love this color scheme.