The new Panerai Submersible watches are inspired by the history of the brand rooted in the world of the sea and continue to provide great technical innovations.
When Officine Panerai unveiled the new Panerai Submersible watches at the SIHH 2017, it was clear that this was an innovation-packed offering. Indeed, innovations are apparent in the variety of materials used in producing the cases as well as the Manufacture developed P.9010 automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days.
Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio
The watch has the classic and robust 47 mm Panerai case made from brushed titanium that combines extreme corrosion resistance with great solidity and lightness. It features exceptional underwater readability under all lighting conditions or in the depths of the sea, a unidirectional rotating bezel and is water-resistant to 30 atmospheres. The partly skeletonised, luminescent hands also guarantee excellent visibility even in very deep water.
It is in all respects, faithful to tradition. However, the movement is updated with calibre P.9010 with two barrels constantly charged by the oscillating weight in both directions, thus ensuring a 3-day power reserve. There is also a special system for regulating the hour hand, which can be moved backwards, and forwards in jumps of exactly one hour, without interfering with the running of the minutes.
Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium- 47mm
The design of this watch also reflects the essential codes of the brand. However, it has been slightly modified. The thickness of the case has been reduced by over 10% compared to the previous version, a result made possible by the introduction of the new P. 9010 calibre.
The watch is highly resistant to magnetic fields due to its inner case of soft iron. Hence, it is the construction which guarantees this extremely high resistance to magnetic fields: 40,000 A/m (ampère/metre), a figure more than eight times greater than that stipulated by international standards (NIHS 90-10). The inner case insulates the movement.
A matt black ceramic disc is applied to the rotating titanium bezel set with studs forming a graduated scale for calculating times of immersion. As is the case for good diving watches, the bezel only rotates anti- clockwise to avoid accidental shocks interfering with the measurement of the times of immersion.
Another technical feature is the mechanism for stopping the balance wheel when synchronising the watch, and the device for changing the time quickly: the hour hand can be moved forwards or backwards in jumps of one hour, without interfering with the running of the watch. Both these add to the functionality of the watch.
Solid and strong, the Panerai Submersible watches have a clearly distinctive look. It offers unrivalled visibility even at great depths. This is what the mélange of classicism with updated technology can achieve!