Everyone seems to be crazy about the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo – 47mm. Let me add fuel to the fire

I have received several emails concerning the new Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo – 47mm. Some of you even found out my phone number and called me. A lot of questions were asked …

So I decided to add some more detailed information about this exceptional Luminor here. Though I do know that this is like adding fuel to the fire, since many of you try to get one and yet all the 1000 pieces are sold already. This Luminor caused another hype, the community of Paneristi and collectors seem to like the watch 🙂

If you are interested in more information or if I have now opened your eyes then please enjoy the following lines and extra pictures…

In the mind of every sailor, bronze immediately evokes images associated with the sea. Vintage yachts and ships are rich in objects made of this material, which reacts to the passage of time and effects of the atmospheric by acquiring a patina that makes every single item unique. Two years after the extraordinary international recognition given to its first watch with a bronze case, Officine Panerai presents the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo, a new Special Edition produced in the same material with its eternal fascination and its decisively nautical associations. The bronze of the Luminor 1950 case is CuSn8, an alloy of copper and tin in the pure state, highly resistant to the corrosive action of seawater and the atmosphere. As well as its high degree of structural robustness, this material preserves its original warm tone while acquiring, with the passage of time, a seasoned appearance as a result of the patina that covers it. This patina is the result of the bronze’s reaction to external agents (air, humidity, heat and wear); it does not alter the properties of the material but simply marks the ageing process, making each example unique and personalised. The size of the case is the same as that of the classic of Panerai watches, 47 mm in diameter, and classic too is the bridge device with the locking device which seal the winding crown.

Immediately evident on the dial of the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo is the important new feature which distinguishes this model: the display of the power reserve of three days on an arc-shaped indicator positioned at four o’clock. This very useful function joins the date display, the device for zeroing the seconds hand that is invaluable when synchronising the watch with a reference time signal, and the system for rapidly adjusting the time, the hand of which can be moved forward or backwards in jumps of one hour without affecting the running of the watch. The dark green dial, with applied hour markers, is surrounded by a studded bezel in bronze with the scale for measuring the length of the dive. The bezel is connected to the case by a special system designed and patented by Officine Panerai to ensure that the ratchet moves precisely from one click to the next.

The sapphire crystal back is fixed by a titanium ring, a metal chosen for its non-allergenic characteristics. Visible through the back is the Panerai P.9002 calibre, developed and produced entirely in the Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel. Consisting of 237 component parts, the P.9002 automatic calibre has an oscillating weight that rotates in both directions winding two spring barrels connected in series that accumulate a power reserve of three days. The balance wheel oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 alternations/hour and it is the variable inertia type, fitted with four regulating screws arranged radially.

The Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo (PAM00507) is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres) and is completed by a brown leather strap with stitching of a subtly nautical character and a titanium buckle.

 !! It is a Special Edition produced in only 1,000 units. !!

 

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Movement: Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9002 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 133⁄4 lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 29 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 237 components.

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, seconds reset, power reserve indicator, calculation of immersion time.

Case: Diameter 47 mm, brushed bronze.

Bezel: Brushed bronze with polished edges, anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.

Back: Brushed titanium with see-through sapphire crystal.

Device protecting the crown: (protected as a trademark) Brushed bronze.

Dial: Green with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’ clock.

Crystal: Sapphire, made of corundum, 2.9 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.

Water-resistance: 30 bar (~ 300 metres).

Strap: PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.

Reference: PAM00507.

Price: 9600 Euros including taxes

 

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7 Comments

  • Well I want one, and I hope they make more.

    I just got a Pam571, and would be willing to trade for one. If not, I will just wait and hope they make another Bronzo.

  • Hey Alexander, do you know where I an purchase one of these pieces? Beautiful watch. Even a second hand piece would be great. Cheers Dave.

    • A new one through the official Panerai retail or in a Panerai boutique. As far as I know the entire 2013 edition is sold out. So you probably will have to ask more than just one point of sale and hope that one is left an/or ordered and then not bought …

      The last years edition was sold out in minutes after the watches were presented at the SIHH. For a normal price I don’t think you can get one, for an overprice maybe …

      Sorry, for the “bad” news!

  • Not a bad watch but it(s a shame they made another bronze. The 382 whould have been unique. It’s impossible to collect Panerai today, whatever they offer today as special or limited will be made again in 2014 or 2015 or …
    The 382 WAS unique, now adding a rower reserve on the 507 an trying to sell it again as something very special ??
    Let me guess, the 2014 special edition will be the ceramic 508 …… with a power reserve ? 🙁

    • Bart, don´t be so negative! Maybe you are among the lucky ones to have a Bronzo PAM382 and now you are disappointed because you will not be able to resell it for the amount you probably expected. I myself and too many other collectors did not get a Bronzo last year and too many want to have one, so for me there is nothing wrong if Panerai does another edition. I for instance own a Luminor from the pre-series that were signed only with numbers and not combined with letters starting with “A”. I could argue now and write: Why has Panerai produced meanwhile all these other models? They all reduce the value of mine… Your PAM382, if you own one, will always be the first Bronzo Panerai did and the watch will always remain something special. Maybe the price for it, when you resell, is now more democratic…
      As I understood the PAM382 never was meant to be a one and only shot. Panerai just started a new series of Bronzo watches with the PAM382 🙂

    • I have to agree with Bart that “exclusivity” also adds to the value of a watch. Let’s face it this, absolutely beautiful, watch doesn’t come for an average price. Next to that the way the watch was presented a potantial buyer migth expect that this was would stay unique for a long term. I do not think that has anything to do with buying it for future sale with profit.

      But back OT, what a magnificent timepiece Officine Paneraiu delivered once again. I love it!

    • I think people who bought the first bronzo are now jealous because the second edition is much nicer…. 🙂 and i don’t buy a watch because i intend to resale it. i buy because i love it!

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