More than half a century ago Panerai produced a watch for the Egyptian Navy. This new model, bearing reference PAM00382, is a development of that original piece. It’s unique feature is that the case is crafted from bronze, a material associated since antiquity with the sea.
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Bronze is an alloy based on copper and one other metal, usually tin, to which other elements can be added to achieve particular performance. The bronze chosen by Officine Panerai for the case of the new Luminor Submersible is CuSn8, an alloy of copper and pure tin very resistant to corrosive action by sea water and atmospheric agents. This material offers a high degree of structural strength, an as it ages, the original warm pink gold shade acquires an aged appearance through the patina which covers it. This patina is the result of the reaction of the bronze to external agents (air, humidity, heat and wear) and it does not alter the properties of the material but is rather a sign of its ageing, making each example unique and personalized. Of course if the owner desires, the case can be polished to bring back the original glow.
The 47mm brushed bronze case is water-resistant to 300 meters and has a unidirectional rotating bezel with ratchet click and graduated scale for calculating the times of immersion, with raised studs for reference. The characteristic bridge protecting the winding crown, with the lever ensuring perfect water-resistance of the crown itself, is also made of bronze. The sapphire back is fixed to the caseband by a ring of titanium, a metal chosen for its hypo-allergenic qualities.
The dial follows the characteristic appearance of the Luminor Submersible, but it is executed in an unusual dark green color that compliments the case. The skeleton hands are highly luminous.
The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo is powered by the automatic P.9000 caliber, entirely designed and produced in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel.
PAM00382 will be produced in a limited edition of 1,000 units and will launch in August. The price will be 7,300 euros, or the approximate equivalent in local currency.
Technical specifications appear below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.
LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC BRONZO – 47 MM
Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 caliber, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 197 components.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.
Case: Diameter 47 mm, brushed bronze.
Bezel: Brushed bronze 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, brushed titanium external ring.
Device protecting the crown: (protected as a Trademark) Brushed bronze.
Dial: Green 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 meters).
Strap: Paneri personalized leather strap and large-size brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel