Panerai launches two new submersibles – Trade Arabia
Luxury watch-maker Officine Panerai has made two new additions to its Submersible Range (PAM01305 & PAM01389) of watches.
The design of both new Submersibles 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 and showed its connection to the world of the sea, said the watch-maker.
The collection brings a wide choice of materials – sports or precious, classic or avant-garde – and the p.9010 manufacture automatic movement, with a power reserve of three days.
They are solid and strong, with unrivalled 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.
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.
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.
The dials are clear, perfectly legible in the dark as well as in the light, and immediately recognisable as Panerai.
The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 days Automatic Titanio – 47MM (PAM 01305) is a classic Panerai, faithful to tradition but updated with a p.9010 manufacture movement and a dial of exemplary legibility under all lighting conditions or in the depths of the sea.
The whole case is made of titanium, a material with excellent corrosion and external shocks resistance, as well as being light, therefore ideal for reducing the weight of a case 47 mm in diameter. All the markings and hands on the black dial are white, apart from the Panerai blue small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. There is maximum legibility under normal lighting conditions as well as in the dark, thanks to the use of Super-LumiNova applied to the markers, hands and graduated scale.
At night – or underwater – the minute hand and the stud at 12 o’clock on the bezel glow with a bright blue colour instead of the traditional fluorescent green of all the other markers, so as to provide an even clearer reference point and to avoid any possibility of confusion in calculating times of immersion. Water-resistance is ensured to 30 bar (about 300 metres).
The large sapphire glass porthole in the back of the new watch enables the automatic P.9010 calibre to be admired. This has a power reserve of three days and the spring barrels are constantly wound by a bi-directional oscillating weight.
The Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium- 47MM (PAM 01389) is highly resistant to magnetic fields due to its inner case of soft iron. The thickness of the case has been reduced by over 10 per cent compared to the previous version, a result made possible by the introduction of the new P. 9010 calibre.
It is the construction which guarantees its 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). Such a high limit has been achieved thanks to a special inner case made of soft iron which insulates the movement, forming a Faraday cage which deflects the flux of magnetic fields.
The soft iron case is immediately below the dial which is made of the same material. The advantage of this construction is demonstrated not only in extreme environmental situations but also in everyday life, in that watches are often exposed to magnetic fields generated by electric charges and currents produced by everyday objects such as computers and mobile phones.
Such magnetic fields could seriously affect the running of the watch, even to the extent of stopping the movement. This possibility is excluded in the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanium. The inner case of soft iron is contained in a classic Luminor Submersible case made of brush-finished titanium with the bridge lever which seals the winding crown and helps to achieve the degree of water-resistance to 300 metres.
The new version also has a feature which gives it a great personality: a matt black ceramic disc applied to the rotating titanium bezel set with studs forming a graduated scale for calculating times of immersion. The bezel only rotates anti – clockwise to avoid accidental shocks interfering with the measurement of the times of immersion. Two other very useful functions have been incorporated in the P. 9010 Manufacture movement used in this new Panerai creation: 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. – TradeArabia News Service