The outer case, made of brushed titanium, is in the classic Luminor Submersible style, with the trademark crown-locking lever bridge, which helps to achieve the watch’s water-resistance of 300 meters. The unidirectional rotating bezel, also made of titanium, has another feature used for the first time on a Panerai watch: an applied disk of opaque black ceramic, on which the linear and dot-shaped titanium markers are fixed. The applied hour markers on the black dial are coated with Super-LumiNova.
The movement is Panerai’s P.9000, made in-house at the brand’s manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, which features automatic winding, two spring barrels providing a power reserve of three days, and an easy-to-use system for setting the time and date by moving the hour hand backward and forward in one-hour increments. The watch is finished off by a wide rubber strap with a trapezoidal buckle of brushed titanium; it also comes with a spare strap and a tool to replace it. The watch is priced at $12,400 and is available at Officine Panerai Boutiques.
Movement: Panerai P.9000, automatic; 13 3⁄4 lignes; 7.9 mm thick; 28 jewels; Glucydur balance; 28,800 vph; Incabloc shock protection; 3 days power reserve in two barrels; 197 components
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of dive time
Case and strap: 47-mm brushed titanium case; counterclockwise, unidirectional rotating bezel in ceramic and brushed titanium with polished edges and graduated scale for calculating dive times; screwed titanium caseback; trademarked crown protector in brushed titanium; sapphire crystal, 3.2 mm thick, with nonreflective coating; water-resistant to 300 meters; on rubber strap with brushed titanium buckle
Dial and hands: Black dial with applied luminous hour markers; date at 3 o’clock, small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock
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