The bold and rugged Panerai Submersible dive watch collection was first introduced to the public in the ’50s as a professional diving instrument. Earlier this year, we saw the Laboratorio di Idee launching a slew of new Submersible crafted from innovative materials.
As if they weren’t enough, Panerai has just unveiled Panerai Submersible Bronzo to the family. In 2011, the Italian watch brand wowed the horology community by creating a diving watch with the case made of bronze: an intriguing material which matures with time while acquiring a patina that gives it an original, dynamic appearance.
Strong and decisive, the Panerai Submersible Bronzo features a solid 47mm bronze case and the iconic crown guard patented by Panerai in 1955. In this updated version, a micro-sandblasted brown ceramic disc is incorporated into the rotating bezel, which matches nicely with the brown of the dial and the strap made of natural leather.
Aesthetic aside, the 300 metres water-resistant Panerai Submersible Bronzo is a serious diving watch with the visibility of all the indications unaffected even in total darkness. The small seconds hand at 9 o’clock indicates that the watch is in top-notch condition and the unidirectional rotating bezel enables the safe duration of each dive to be calculated. In addition, it comes with a second strap in military green rubber, making it perfect for the water or sports.
Powered by the P.9010 Manufacture calibre with a power reserve of three days, the watch is wound by a bidirectional oscillating weight, which can be admired through the sapphire glass porthole on the back.
You can find the boutique-exclusive Panerai Submersible Bronzo at the its store in Pavilion KL and Mr Porter.