Sun, 04 June 2017
With unrivalled visibility, even at great depths, and a uniquely distinctive appearance, these models enhance the tradition of this renowned watchmaker’s submersible timepieces.
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 advancements.
The innovations are apparent in the variety of materials used in producing the cases: traditional high-specification substances, such as titanium and AISI 316L stainless steel; precious materials such as red gold: fascinating, evocative ones such as bronze, or inventive ones such as BMG-TECH, a metallic glass remarkable for its resistance to external shocks and corrosion.
Another novelty 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 nine 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 design of this new 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 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.
Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-Tech 3 Days Automatic – 47mm
The Panerai Laboratorio di Idee presents an invisible but revolutionary innovation, resulting from its continuous research into design and new materials: BMG-TECH.
The secret of this material, which has been used to make the case of the new Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECH 3 Days Automatic, lies not so much in its appearance – which is similar to that of titanium but darker grey in colour – as in its atomic structure. It provides a range of very useful qualities for an underwater watch: extreme resistance to wear, high strength and great lightness.
The bezel, winding crown and associated protection device are also made of BMG-TECH, which is a metallic glass made from a special glass-like alloy (consisting of zirconium, copper, aluminium, titanium and nickel) in a way which prevents crystallisation, so that the atoms do not arrange themselves in regular geometric structures. The ‘chaotic’ structure of the material is the secret of its properties – in particular, its extreme corrosion resistance, great robustness and resistance to external shocks and magnetic fields. It offers further advantages to the watch owner by providing excellent performance while preserving its appearance virtually unchanged over time.
Entirely developed and created by the Panerai Haute Horlogerie Manufacture, the P.9010 automatic movement consists of 200 components and with 31 jewels, the calibre is 13¾ lignes in diameter and 6mm thick.
The back of the model (PAM00692) is made of titanium and the strap is black rubber.
Panerai timepieces are available in Bahrain at Asia Jewellers.
Call 17 534-444 or visit www.asiajewellers.com.