Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronze (PAM 382)
Among the new (and simply updated) models presented at last week`s SIHH 2011 trade show, was the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 382 diving watch with its huge 47 mm case made not of ceramic or some other hi-tech material, but of good ole brushed bronze.
This special edition model, which is going to be limited to only 1000 units and will possibly be sold at a price well above the €7000 mark, is certainly inspired by the works of its former partner and supplier of components — Firenze Group.
As some of you may be aware of, the Anonimo Firenze is mostly known for its bronze timepieces that are sold in bulk to the Italian Navy.
Since Officine Panerai is eagerly migrating from ETA-sourced ebauches to its own in-house-made movements, this model is also equipped with a manufacture-made Panerai P.9000 automatic caliber.
The movement was introduced in 2009 and now gradually replaces the well-known Panerai OP III caliber, which is based on the ETA Valjoux 7750-P1 ebauche.
Like other watches from the Submersible series, this one features Panerai’s proprietary “time of immersion” calculator.
The rest is pretty much obvious. The watch features marshy-green face with a small date aperture at 3 o’clock and a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock.
The inevitable crown protector is also on its rightful place in all of brushed bronze, um, glory.
Photos: Officine Panerai
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronze (PAM 382) automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Panerai P.9000, in-house, 31.02 mm in diameter, 7.90 mm in height, 28,800 vph, two barrels, 28 jewels, 197 parts, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, time of immersion
Power reserve: 72 hours
Case material: Brushed bronze
Bezel material: Brushed bronze
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 47.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 300 meters
Strap: Panerai personalized leather strap and large-size brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 300 m, 47 mm, Automatic, bronze, cushion, date, diving watch, limited edition, Luminor, Officine Panerai, P.9000, PAM 382, Panerai, SIHH 2011, submersible