First coded in the late 1940s, the initial Panerai Luminor Submersible Bronzo is made to become worn by commandos from the Italian Navy. As well as the Egyptian Navy in 1956, which eventually inspired the Luminor 1950 design. The Luminor Submersible 1950 47 mm, is really a better quality professional 300-meter form of the Luminor 1950. In The month of january, at SIHH 2015, Panerai debuted the Luminor Submersible 1950 Bronzo three days Automatic 47 mm, made with a brand new high-tech material made to because of its unique aesthetic and gratifaction qualities, known as Bronzo.
Based on Panerai, Bronzo is both lighter and more powerful than ceramic or titanium, in addition to being hypo-allergenic. No two cases are identical because of each layer being compressed inside a non-uniform pattern, so additionally to performance benefits, each bit is aesthetically completely different from each other.
Because the name suggest, Bronzo is really a composite material according to carbon fibre. We have an uneven, matte black appearance, which varies based on the cutting from the material. Thin sheets of carbon fibers are compressed in a controlled temperature under ruthless plus a high-tech polymer Look (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material, which makes it more powerful and much more durable.
Bronzo is required within the situation, rotating bezel, crown, and also the lever bridge, which safeguards the crown.
Particularly, the lever bridge, a signature feature on Luminor models, includes a patented crown guard along with a lever store the crown in position in order to prevent water from entering the situation, without resorting to a securing crown. Essentially, once the lever is locked lower, it pushes from the crown in order to prevent it motionless. A possible problem I'd using the design, would be that the crown bridge causes it to be a little harder to by hand wind the whether it were built with a standard crown. With that said, if you would like the signature Panerai crown bridge look, it is really an natural area of the design.
Because of the lever bridge (securing crown guard), gaskets seals, and also the screw-in blackened titanium caseback, the Luminor Submersible is water-resistant to 300 meters, that is three occasions the 100 meters needed through the ISO 6425 dive watch standard. Although there's no helium escape valve, this really is still a very professional dive watch, although I am sure its appeal could be more for leisurely divers compared to professionals.
The rotating bezel has markers that Panerai describes as "small studs" which permit the individual to calculate immersion time, and may only rotate counterclockwise for safety (therefore it can't be accidentally reset). A sizable stud at zero is given a luminous material, and also the first 15-minutes are marked by luminous engraved indexes, with a lot more luminous studs at 15, 30 and 45.
With strap attached, the timepiece weighs in at 135.5 grams. This really is light in accordance with the considerable size of the situation (47 mm diameter x 16.8 mm thick x situation 57.5 mm long). The space among the lugs is 26 mm.
A black dial having a matte finish perfectly coordinates using the surfaces from the situation, that are also completely matte. Large, applied luminous dots mark the hrs, except for printed luminous Arabic numbers at 12 and 6 o'clock, that punctate the clutter-free dial.
Extra-large, black, luminous, skeletonized hour and minute hands indicate time, combined with the subsidiary small seconds display at 9 o'clock. A blue hands with full of luminous material continuously circles the little seconds subdial - with blue dots, and luminous indexes marking 15-second graduations - every a minute. An oblong aperture at 3 o'clock shows the date.
A rather convex azure very, that protrudes just over the bezel, safeguards the dial.
Hrs, minutes, small seconds, date are indicated around the dial, along with the calculation of immersion time through the uni-directional rotating bezel.
The dial is uncluttered featuring big, bold markers and hands, so you can easily read - even just in low light, because of the generous use of the luminous material. Worthwhile watch ought to be readable, but when it's an expert dive watch, good legibility turns into a prerequisite. Actually, the ISO 6425 dive watch standard clearly requires this, that is particularly important underwater.
The Panerai Bronzo is powered quality P.9000, an in-house automatic movement, which runs at 4 Hz and includes 197 components, including 28 jewels. Even though it is taught in solid caseback, the automated rotor is skeletonized, and also the watch continues to be decorated having a unique blown finish. Because of two mainspring power barrels, the timepiece can run autonomously for 3 days (72 hrs). Just one-piece rotor winds the movement by relocating both directions because of a computerized ratchet device. Although you can't view it since the caseback is solid, the total amount wheel is free of charge sprung and modified via screws.
The P.9000 quality was produced entirely by Officine Panerai and it is utilized in multiple Luminor 1950 and Radiomir models. To make sure precision when setting time, the movement features a device that forestalls the total amount wheel as the hour hands progresses or backward in increments of 1 hour without disturbing the progress from the minute hands. Functions include hrs, minutes, small seconds, and date.
The black titanium caseback is engraved "Florence 1860", the town and year of birth of Panerai watchmaking, and also the picture of a sluggish Speed Torpedo (SLC), the well known "pig" which within the 1940s the commandos from the Italian Navy traveled the world with the deep ocean on their own missions while putting on instruments produced by Panerai.
Recognized through the reference PAM00616, the brand new panerai luminor submersible 1950 bronzo is equipped having a black rubber strap, personalized the very first time through the OP emblem in Panerai blue.
All the luminous material comes with an unnaturally aged (tan) color which comes with the vintage inspired 1950s theme.
Around the wrist, the timepiece is chunky (by design), even though you are able to have the weight, never made it happen feel overweight or uncomfortable. It's large in a great way, which is certainly not for anybody who hates big watches. In comparison with other extra-large watches I've worn, the graceful edges and overall ergonomic design leads to a pleasurable putting on experience.