Panerai: Luminor Submersible 1950 – 3 Days Automatic Bronzo20 February 2017
Panerai presents a new watch with a bronze case, combined for the first time with a blue dial… The Luminor Submersible 1950 – 3 Days Automatic Bronzo.
The bronze used to make the 47 mm case and the classic bridge device protecting the winding crown is an alloy of copper and pure tin, which is highly resistant to the corrosive action of sea water and atmospheric agents. As well as being structurally very strong, this material preserves its warm original tones, while acquiring an agreeably worn look from the characteristic patina which forms over time. This patina is the result of the reaction of bronze with external agents and it has no effect on the intrinsic properties of the material, but it is a visual sign of the ageing process, making every example unique and different from the rest.
Also made of bronze is the rotating bezel with a graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion, connected to the case by a special system designed and patented by Officine Panerai to ensure the maximum precision of the clicks. In the centre of the back is a sapphire glass porthole through which the P.9010 automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days can be admired. Completely developed and produced in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, the movement is only 6 mm thick and it has very useful functions including the date (at 3 o’clock), the small seconds counter (at 9 o’clock), the device for stopping the balance wheel so as to synchronise the watch with a reference time signal, and the mechanism for rapidly adjusting the hour hand, which can be moved forwards or backwards in one-hour jumps without interfering with the running of the watch.
The new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo is water-resistant to 300 metres and it is completed by a brown leather strap with a titanium buckle. It is a Special Edition limited to 1,000 units.