Rather, this is a watch for the guy (or gal) who probably already owns a more rugged Submersible, loves the look of it, but wants something a little more appropriate than a 47mm wristwatch (ok, so probably not a gal) to wear on a night out. And the smaller, thinner, and more elegant Oro Rosso is exactly that. At 42mm across, it’s much smaller than the Submersibles we’re used to seeing and it’s obvious on the wrist (and even just in the hand) that this makes the PAM 684 a substantially different watch.
The PAM 684 works, despite (and because of) all of its contradictions. Red gold is an odd choice, but I have to admit I love the contrast between the warmth of theand the functional, almost militaristic elements of the watch, including the black strap, dial, and bezel. Large lume dots and broad hands with filled luminous tips make reading the watch easy and the matte black ceramic bezel is both really sleek and extremely durable. The PAM 684 is still water resistant to 100m, even if you wouldn’t want to subject it to any serious diving.