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This year has been another fantastic showing for the Italian watch brand that boasts a rich history intertwined with the Italian Navy.

Several lovely new models have been presented at SIHH 2019 that will test the wills of even the most frugal Paneristi (if such things exist).

In order to further the experience of Panerai ownership, a number of these models will afford their new owners the opportunity to venture into those actual environments that their watches were designed for (god forbid!) –

of course with the guidance of trained professionals, of likes of the COMSUBIN, Commandos of the Italian Navy, among others, such as Mike Horn and Guillaume Néry!

One of those models is PAM00961, released along with another model under the historic Marina Militare name - returning in the form of a new Submersible Carbotech.

Conceived for the Italian Navy, the Panerai Submersible Carbotech Marina Militare professional diver’s watches are made entirely from Carbotech as are the bezels and crown-locking devices that they are also equipped with.

There is PAM00979 with its 47mm Carbotech case and black Carbon dial with white markers which is delivered on black rubber.

This model has a special case-back engraving with an Italian Frogman with the words SURVIVAL INSTRUMENTS above him.

Then there is PAM00961 which for me was the absolute star of Panerai’s SIHH 2019 releases.

Its 47mm Carbotech case comes on a special mil.-green rubber strap to match its mil.-green dial markers and 12hr bezel marker.

This model’s case-back sports the insignia of the COMSUBIN, Commandos of the Italian Navy. Damn – this is such a cool watch!

Owners of this Limited Edition of just 33 pieces will have the opportunity to participate in a spectacular experience that includes two days of training with the COMSUBIN, Commandos of the Italian Navy.

The number of pieces produced is in honor of the number of gold medals earned by COMSUBIN for Military Valour, 33.

BTW PAM00979 has an MSRP of 20’500USD excl. sales tax so the 33 piece edition is bound to be very expensive indeed!

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