This year’s launch of Panerai’s standalone Submersible collection has the diver’s professional watch as its core segment. The Panerai Submersible Bronzo, touted for modern heroes only, is the latest model in this category to be revealed to an eager fan base.
Water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar), the watch’s luminous hour markers and dots are clearly visible no matter how dark the environment. Divers will love the unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel that facilitates the calculation of the safe duration of each underwater exploration as well as the small seconds hand at 9 o’clock that indicates that the watch is running properly.
Panerai created its first diving watch in 2011. This new model weighs in at 161 grams with its 47mm bronze case that will eventually acquire vintage appeal with the unique patina that will develop along with its natural lustre over time.
The P.9010 Manufacture calibre has a 72-hour power reserve and is wound by a bidirectional oscillating weight. Maintaining the oceanic design reference, the automatic mechanical movement can be admired through the sapphire glass porthole on the back of the watch. The dial displays the date at 3 o’clock and is fitted with a mechanical device for rapid adjustment of the hour hand.
The timepiece incorporates the iconic device patented by Panerai in 1955 for protecting the winding crown. A micro-sandblasted brown ceramic disc has been applied to the rotating bezel, which integrates beautifully with the natural colour scheme perpetuated by the brown leather strap or the supplied alternative in military green rubber.
By Debbie Hathway