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June 15, 2024

Panerai: Submersible Forze Speciali

Creating instruments to serve special forces is the fundamental reason Panerai exists and why we all love it. In recent years, however, the brand has not only limited itself to creating new instrument watches dedicated to the special forces, but has also wanted to bring enthusiasts and collectors directly into the field. How? With limited editions that offer customers unique experiences. Such as in the case of the 2019 Submersible Marina Militare Carbotech, a limited edition of only 33 pieces that allowed lucky owners to star in a training session with the Comsubin, the Italian Navy’s Submarine and Incursion Regiment.

In the wake of this new and exciting approach, Panerai unveils two new models dedicated to the Italian Special Forces: Panerai Submersible Forze Speciali Experience Edition (PAM01238) and Submersible Forze Speciali (PAM01239).

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI 

Both watches share fundamental technical specifications, though each has a specific aesthetic presence.Their 47mm cases in DLC-coated titanium are fitted with unidirectional rotating ceramic bezels. Dials featuring indexes composed of solid blocks of Super-LumiNovaTM provide maximum visibility in darkness. 

And small seconds and chronograph subdials, positioned at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, are in bull’s eye formations reminiscent of a marksman’s target.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI EXPERIENCE EDITION (PAM01238)

The P.9100/R movement that animates the watches is a masterpiece of the brand; the caliber has a three-day power reserve and was conceived and assembled in-house. Its workings include two highly sophisticated complications, the flyback function that allows the chronograph to reset and restart with one press of the pusher at eight o’clock and the Time to Target countdown, which indicates the time until a designated rendezvous.

To operate the countdown the watch’s wearer will repeatedly push the button at 4 o’clock to set the central chronograph hand at the desired interval; pressing the chronograph stop/ start button at 10 o’clock begins the countdown, indicating the time remaining until arrival at the target and, once it is reached, the time elapsed afterward.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI (PAM01239)

The muscular design of the Panerai Submersible Forze Speciali Experience Edition (PAM01238) and Submersible Forze Speciali (PAM01239) amounts to much more than a collection of handsome details. Every element serves a purpose, to serve the specificdemands of the soldiers that inspired their creation, warriors who must function with split-second accuracy by land, sea or air.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI EXPERIENCE EDITION (PAM01238)

Distinguished by a green ceramic bezel, Panerai Experience engraving on its caseback and a rugged rubber camouflage strap, the Panerai Submersible Forze Speciali Experience Edition is unabashed in its focus on military-ready performance. A second included strap in black Sportech with a Velcro closure offers an option with an understated aspect without sacrificing high-level performance. Also included is a tool to allow interchangeability of the straps and a screwdriver for removing the buckle.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI EXPERIENCE EDITION (PAM01238)
PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI EXPERIENCE EDITION (PAM01238)

Panerai is the first brand in the watch industry to present spectacular experiences associated to innovative timepieces. This is a brand new way of experiencing and living the brand, building a solid relationship with clients. The objective is to stage Panerai as a lifestyle brand, to create excitement, sell emotions and unique experiences that money can’t buy.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI EXPERIENCE EDITION (PAM01238)

Available in a limited edition of only 50 pieces at the price of €. 55,000, the Submersible Forze Speciali Experience Edition integrates an element of adventure. Each purchaser will be invited to Italy to join Italian Special Forces troops in a series of exercises, putting the watches through their paces in the process.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI (PAM01239)

Similarly, the Panerai Submersible Forze Speciali, is limited in number, with only 300 available each year beginning in 2022 at the price of €. 29,500. The black DLC-coated titanium case is paired with a blue ceramic bezel. On the caseback is an engraving of a Marina Militare frogman, an artful reminder of its capacity for underwater exploits.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI (PAM01239)
PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI (PAM01239)

Two black straps are included with the watch, one in rubber and one in Panerai Sportech with a Velcro closure, a tool to change the straps, and a screwdriver to remove the buckle.

PANERAI SUBMERSIBLE FORZE SPECIALI (PAM01239)