Panerai: Submersible watches with matchless features

 

They are solid and strong, with unrivaled visibility even at great depths and a uniquely distinctive appearance. The new Panerai Submersible watches draw inspiration from the history of a brand which has its roots in the world of the sea but which is also always looking forward to the future, presenting excellent technical solutions and surprising innovations.

The innovations are apparent in the variety of materials used in producing the cases: traditional high specification materials, such as titanium and AISI 316L stainless steel; precious materials such as red gold: fascinating, evocative ones such as bronze, or innovative ones such as BMG-TechTM, a metallic glass remarkable for its resistance to external shocks and corrosion.

Classic movement

Another innovation concerns the movement: all the new Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible watches use the P.9010 automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days.

Entirely developed and produced at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, the movement has the date, the classic small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, the mechanism for stopping the balance wheel and the device for changing the time by moving the hour hand backwards or forwards in jumps of one hour without interfering with the running of the watch.

Perfect design

The design of the new Panerai Submersible reveals the great attention paid to perfecting every little detail, preserving intact all the characteristics which have made this model a classic of high quality sports watchmaking.

The Luminor 1950 case has a unidirectional rotating bezel with a graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion, connected through a special system designed and patented by Officine Panerai to ensure the extreme accuracy of each click.

The distinctive Panerai bridge device protects the winding crown and exercises a light pressure on it, helping to ensure the high level of water-resistance – a standard feature of these Panerai models – to a depth of 300 metres (30 bar), and 100 metres for the red gold model. Lastly, the dials are clear, perfectly legible in the dark as well as in the light, and immediately recognisable as Panerai.

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