You would basically buy Panerai watches because of their looks, and not because of their technology or movements. Those who wear a Panerai on their wrist, calls attention to themselves with the watch’s unique design. These impressive, large watches are deliberately made to look old-fashioned. Today we are going to look at this Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo is released as part of the 2017 Special Editions collection. The bronze used to make the 47mm in diameter case as well as the iconic bridge device protecting the winding crown is an alloy of copper and pure tin known as CuSn8, which is highly resistant to the corrosive action of sea water. Panerai’s love of bronze cases started in what watch industry terms almost feels like an eon ago, with the original ‘Bronzo’, aka the PAM382. It was one of the hottest releases of 2011, and had a very real effect on the industry, with a plethora of bronze alloy watches following in its wake, a case material trend that is still going.
This year, the new 47mm Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo with a blue dial really catches our heart. I don’t know if this will be their final bronze watch but with the new blue dial with the cream coloured Super-LumiNova is certainly striking against the bronze case.
In the centre of the back is a sapphire glass porthole through which the P.9010 automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days can be admired. The automatic P.9010 calibre, entirely developed and created in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, has central hour and minute hands, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock. In the P.9010 calibre the hours can be conveniently adjusted without interfering with the movement of the minute hand, thanks to the device which directly moves only the relative hand in jumps of one hour forward or backwards. This function is very useful when changing time zones or moving between summer time and winter time, and conveniently the adjustment of the hour hand is automatically connected to the date indicator.
The replica Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo (PAM00671) is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters) and it is completed by a brown leather strap with sewing of a nautical character and a titanium buckle. It is a Special Edition limited to 1,000 units.