For the first time in its history, Officine Panerai is releasing its cult status Submersible timepiece with a metal bracelet. The shape of the Italian-Swiss watchmaker’s instantly recognisable crown-protection device, originally invented to ensure water resistance and prevent accidental contact with the crown, appears on each link of the bracelet, which is accentuated with a combination of polished and brushed finishes.
The legibility of its sunbrushed blue dial is heightened by hands, dots and indices filled with white Super-LumiNova. The watch is completed by a steel uni-directional counter-clockwise bezel composed of a deep blue ceramic in the same colour as the dial, a necessary tool for calculating immersion time during dives.
The Submersible Blu Notte is powered by one of the slimmest movements in Panerai’s portfolio, the Calibre P.900, which complements the watch’s lean, refined proportions as it nests seamlessly within the 42mm case. This automatic in-house movement features a three-day power reserve and drives the hours, minutes and a small seconds indicator at 9 o’clock, as well as the date at 3 o’clock.
In addition to its steel bracelet, it is accompanied by a Sportech black strap with contrasting blue stitching and Velcro closure, a tool for interchangeability, a screwdriver and a recycled ABS plastic storage box.
The new watch is priced at RM42,800.
This article first appeared on June 28, 2021 in The Edge Malaysia.