Panerai Submersible Watches
All About Panerai Submersible Watches
Founded in 1860, Panerai is one of the most iconic Italian watch brands. The brand’s watches are known for their top-notch quality and today, Panerai watches are popular all over the globe. The brand is particularly popular among members of the Italian navy. However, it has also become popular among both recreational and professional divers outside of the navy. The Panerai Submersible is one of the brand’s most celebrated watch collections due to its unique style and strength. The watches of the Panerai Submersible collection boast some outstanding features that cater to the needs of professional divers underwater.
What makes the Panerai Submersible watches special is the advanced tech they all feature. It ensures that the watches fulfil the needs of not just present-day deep divers, but also divers in the future. Buyers can select their favorite Panerai Submersible watches in a variety of materials such as ceramic, bronze, titanium, and Carbotech. As far as luxury watches for professional deep divers are concerned, there are very few watch brands that can compete with the Panerai Submersible. These watches are robust and are incredibly durable, which makes them perfect for tackling tough conditions underwater.
Since Panerai’s founding way back in 1860, the brand has constantly strived to innovate. For example, in 1916, the brand gave “Radiomir” to the world, which was a radium-based self-luminescent powder for greater underwater visibility.
In 1936, the Italian navy requested Panerai to create a Radiomir watch prototype, which the brand developed in collaboration with another legendary watchmaker - Rolex. The brand followed up its successes by developing a tritium-based powder in 1949. Named the Panerai Luminor, the powder was significantly safer and more luminous than Radiomir. The brand also went on to patent its now-iconic lever-style crown. The crown offered its watches protection through 200 metres water resistance.
Panerai exhibits great skill to combine the latest Swiss innovations in watchmaking with Italian watchmaking design. That’s why its watches are nothing short of remarkable, particularly to professionals in the marine world. Panerai’s watches feature a combination of beauty, elegance, and strength.
The origins of the Luminor Submersible go back to the Panerai Luminor collection, which has legendary status in the watchmaking world. The Submersible subhead was introduced for the very first time in 1998 through a diver model watch under the Luminor umbrella. It was regarded as one of the finest professional diving watches and featured an updated bezel case. The case drew inspiration for a watch designed by Panerai in 1956, which catered to the requirements of the Egyptian navy. The watch also featured the iconic cushion-shaped curves that have become a hallmark across all Luminor watches.
Since then, the brand has come up with many more Luminor watches. Today, all Luminor watches are regarded as the most feature-rich watches for professional divers. The watches meet all present-day diving standards. Some of the most useful features for divers offered by the Luminor Submersible collection include 300 meters of water resistance, waterproof straps, and unidirectional rotating bezels featuring 60-minutes marker.
The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo is one of the most well-known watches from the Submersible collection. The watch was released by Panerai back in 2011, and it features a bronze case that ages with time. Simply put, the older the watch gets, the better it looks. The watch also received plaudits for Panerai’s in-house calibre P.3000 movement.
When it comes to functionality and robustness, there are very few watches that can compete with the Luminor Submersible collection. The success of the original Luminor Submersible watch led Panerai to make the Submersible a separate collection in 2019.
Official Launch of Panerai Submersible Collection
Since the 2019 launch of the Panerai Submersible Collection following its separation from the Luminor watch family, it has impressed professional divers worldwide. The practical features that the watch provides, such as the unidirectional rotating bezel and 300 m water resistance, are ideal for catering to the needs of pro divers. Presently, buyers can choose their Panerai Submersible watches based on size, materials, colors, and features. All in all, if you’re a pro diver on the lookout for a watch that provides both style and substance, look no further than the Panerai Submersible collection.
1. Luminor submersible Amagnetic 47mm
The Submersible 1950 Amagnetic is nothing short of a masterpiece. The magnetic resistance offered by the watch goes from 4,800 A/m up to 40,000 A/m - nearly 8 times more than what is required according to international standards. The watch also features the in-house automatic calibre P.9010 movement, which offers up to 3 days of power reserve.
The watch is also known for its visual appeal, thanks to its illuminating hands and matt-plated wide dial. The rotating bezel also boasts of a navigation feature that tells divers not just the right time, but the right direction as well, irrespective of depth.
2. Submersible Mike Horn Edition 47MM
The Submersible Mike Horn Edition 47MM is one of Panerai’s most advanced watches. However, its advancements come at a steep price. If you look through all the watches across Panerai’s diverse collections, you’ll find that this particular watch has the most high-quality materials and technological components. There are 200 parts that make this watch what it is. Its major highlight is its 47 mm EcoTitanium case, which features a polished texture. It’s fully brushed as well, and its thickness is 6.0mm. The in-house P.9010 calibre with automatic mechanical movement powers this watch. The 3 days power reserve and anti-shock protection feature are the other highlights of this watch. The anti-shock feature ensures that the watch offers high resistance even in the most severe underwater conditions.
Its unidirectional rotating bezel is something that it has in common with other watches in the Submersible collection. The luminous hand marks are yet another stunning feature of this watch.
So, if you want to take your diving to the next level, be sure to consider buying one of the watches from the Panerai Submersible collection. The feature-rich watches of the collection are guaranteed to take your diving game to the next level.