Introducing PANERAI’s newest Titanium Professional Diver, unveiled, today at SIHH 2017 as part of SIX new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic models – all powered by Panerai’s in-house 9010 caliber. Of the 6 new Submersibles –
one is in BRONZO Ref.PAM00671, released as part of the Special Editions collection, one is in ACCIAO (steel) Ref. PAM00682, one is in ORO ROSSO (rose gold) Ref. PAM00684, two are in TITANIO Ref. PAM01305 and Ref. PAM01389 which is also anti-magnetic resistant, and the last one is in a new a brand-new space-age material called BMG-TECH™ Ref. PAM00692.
This is the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Titanio 47MM AKA PAM01305, it is one of the most classic Panerai Submersibles but in this new version it is also one of its most modern interpretations. The whole case is made of Titanium – Panerai don’t mention what Grade of Titnium it is but Panerai don’t mess about so it’s likely to be Grade 5.
All the markings and hands on the black dial are white, apart from the Panerai blue small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. That’s because this time around Panerai have gone for BGW9 SuperLumiNova instead of the traditional fluorescent green, so as to provide an even clearer reference point and to avoid any possibility of confusion in calculating times of immersion. Water-resistance is 300 meters.
The large Sapphire crystal porthole in the back of the new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio allows us the automatic P.9010 caliber 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 movement has two other very useful functions: the mechanism for stopping the balance wheel when synchronizing 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. The watch is supplied with a strong, functional black rubber strap with a sporty look, closed by a Titanium buckle.