Among the new (and only update) the models presented in last week ‘s SIHH 2011 fair was the Panerai Submersible Luminor 1950 3 Automatic Days PAM 382 dive watch with its huge box of 47 mm is not ceramic or other material high-tech, but good ole polished bronze.
This special edition model, which will be limited to only 1000 units and possibly be sold at a price well above the mark of € 7000, is undoubtedly inspired by the works of his former partner and component supplier – Firenze Group.
As some of you may be aware of Anonimo Firenze is mainly known for its bronze watches are sold in bulk to the Italian navy.
Inside the Submersible 1950 Carbotech is the Panerai built P.9000 caliber, an automatic winding mechanical movement featuring a three-day power reserve thanks to twin mainspring barrels. It’s a robust movement with a staggering 197 components to run the time and date. The trademarked “crown protection” device makes winding and setting as easy as pulling the pin (it’s also done in carbotech). The screwed-in caseback is made of titanium, and features an engraving of “Firenze 1860,” the founding city and date of Panerai, as well as an image of a slow-speed torpedo, which was apparently a means of conveyance for Italian commandos in the ‘40s.