Bronze meets blue in the reinvention of the classic Luminor Submersible by Panerai.
It’s name is Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo. It’s a beauty to behold with a bronze case and blue dial. And it’s the carrier of Panerai’s legacy of underwater watches. From its technical specifications to the materials used, everything about the Luminor Submersible is unique.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and pure tin, which is highly resistant to the corrosive action of sea water and atmospheric agents. And it is the key material of the Luminor Submersible. It is used to make the case and the classic bridge device protecting the winding crown.
The rotating bezel with a graduated scale is also made of bronze. It performs the function of calculating the time of immersion, connected to the case by a special system designed and patented by Officine Panerai to ensure the maximum precision of the clicks.
In the centre of the back is a sapphire glass porthole through which the P.9010 automatic calibre can be admired. The movement is only 6 mm thick and it has useful functions including the date (at 3 o’clock), the small seconds counter (at 9 o’clock). The blue dial, with applied luminous hour markers, beautifully offsets the bronze case. The movement has been developed and produced in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel.
The new watch is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres). A brown leather strap with sewing of a nautical character and a titanium buckle completes the look of the timepiece. It is a special edition 1,000-unit line.
For the seafarer
Panerai’s legacy comprises Italian design, Swiss technology and a passion for the sea. Established by Giovanni Panerai in 1860 not only as a watchmakers workshop, the shop also served as Florence’s first watchmaking school.
After making precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy, Panerai introduced Radiomir, a radium-based powder that gives luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments and devices in 1916. This was followed by a host of watches especially designed for seafarers. In 1949, Radiomir was replaced by Luminor.
Today the brand has strongly established itself in a space where the passion for fine watchmaking is complemented with the love for the sea. And the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo beautifully exemplifies this passion.