Panerai with Panache

Maritime heritage meets Italian flair for Panerai's latest watch.

14 Dec 2015, words by Aneesha Rai in The Lifestyle

Every luxury watch connoisseur deserves to have a Panerai in their collection. With military roots, it hosts both style and finesse along with multiple functions and practicality. In an age where the use of 'just a watch to observe time' is slowly being rapidly eliminated by smartphones and smart watches; there are still various horologies that perfect the manner in how they make them. The way watches have been wore remain the same, and it has a high bearing on the fashion circuit. What sets them apart is an identity, one that adds value to avocations. In the luxury sector, this involves watch instruments to help satiate one's pleasures, from sailing to diving. The new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio - 47mm, caters to just that. 

Staying true to the fundamentals of a mechanical watch, this watch is contemporary to the last finish. Sporting character to say the least, it is a professional underwater model that is perfect for divers as it supports to up to 30 metres. The design possesses a bit of history, with origins in the design made by Officine Panerai in 1956 for the Egyptian navy. The design is iconic and recognisable especially for the device protecting the crown. The rotating bezel is unidirectional and helps to calculate the time of immersion. The flyback chronograph is intelligent enough to to instantly restart by a single pressure. The push button which controls the stopping and starting of the chronograph is at ten o’clock, while the push button at eight o’clock operates the flyback function and zeros the chronograph hand after it has been stopped.

The colours truly compliment this versatile watch. The seconds hand is blue, whereas the minutes hand is rhodium plated. The colours emphasises the minimalism that goes with the design of the black dial, with its dot-shaped hour markers and simple figures. The watch hosts a P.9100 calibre; the first automatic chronograph calibre developed and made in the Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel. The model arrives with a spare strap and equipment to ensure no more wear and tear. Now, that's a watch.


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