By TLex I'm already a huge fan of the 1950 cases as on the PAM 243, so this also appeals to me. The brushed 47mm titanium case gets my vote, the 300m depth rating is more than sufficient, but I would like to have sacrificed the display case back in lieu of a higher depth rating.
On the other hand with Panerai putting a 100% in-house movement into this diver, I can see why they would want it to be seen.
I imagine this is going to be hugely popular, very expensive and a quite difficult to get hold of for a while. Get on a list now if you want one. I'd still take a 243 over this, but then again I have issues.
From Officine Panerai LUMINOR 1950 SUBMERSIBLE 47 mm (PAM00305)
MOVEMENT Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13 ¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incablock® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 195 components.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.
CASE Diameter 47 mm, brushed titanium.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a Trademark) Brushed titanium.
BEZEL Brushed titanium with polished edges, anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.
BACK See-through sapphire crystal.
DIAL Black with luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock.
CRYSTAL Sapphire, made from corundum, 4 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
WATER- resistance: 30 bar (300 metres).
STRAP PANERAI personalised rubber strap and large-size brushed titanium buckle.