Good morning from Geneva! Discover six new Luminor Submersible 1950 with either a titanium, AISI 316L stainless steel, red gold, bronze or a BMG-Tech case.
All the six new Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible watches, presented on three pages, use the P.9010 automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days. It is entirely developed and produced at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The movement features a date, a classic small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, a mechanism for stopping the balance wheel and a device for changing the time by moving the hour hand backwards or forwards in jumps of one hour without interfering with the running of the watch.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECH 3 Days Automatic – 47mm
What means BMG-TECH? Bulk Metallic Glass! In other words Liquid Metal …
The secret of this material, which has been used to make the case of the Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-TECHTM 3 Days Automatic (PAM00692) lies not so much in its appearance – which is similar to that of titanium but darker grey in colour – as in its atomic structure. The latter provides a range of useful qualities for an underwater watch: extreme resistance to wear, high strength and great lightness.
The case, bezel, winding crown and associated protection device are also made out of BMG-TECH. The latter is a metallic glass (Bulk Metallic Glass), a material made from a special glass-like alloy in a way which prevents crystallization.
The alloy (consisting of zirconium, copper, aluminium, titanium and nickel) is subjected to a high-pressure injection process at a high temperature and then to a cooling process lasting for only a few seconds, so that the atoms do not have enough time to become arranged in an ordered, regular structure, as normally happens in crystals.
The “chaotic” structure of the material is the secret of its properties – in particular, its extreme corrosion resistance, its great robustness and resistance to external shocks and its resistance to magnetic fields. BMG-TECH is preserving the appearance of the case virtually unchanged over time.
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo – 47mm
The bronze used to make the case (47 mm in diameter) and the classic bridge device protecting the winding crown of the new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo – 47mm (PAM00671) is an alloy of copper and pure tin, which is highly resistant to the corrosive action of sea water and atmospheric agents. As well as being structurally very strong, this material preserves its warm original tones, while acquiring an agreeably worn look from the characteristic patina which forms over time. This patina is the result of the reaction of bronze with external agents and it has no effect on the intrinsic properties of the material, but it is a visual sign of the aging process, making every example unique and different from the rest.
Panerai presents a new watch with a bronze case, combined for the first time with a blue dial.