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Officine Panerai | Brabus second limited edition

The Italian watchmaker continues its partnership with world renowned luxury mobility brand Brabus in the creation of their second exclusive timepiece, the Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition. This limited-edition dive watch (200 pieces) combines the best of both brands in its design and functionality, underlined by authentic Swiss watchmaking tradition, a signature bold design and confident dependability. It is a movement for adventurers and enthusiasts; an evolution of its predecessor with a distinctive identity of its own, designed to be worn on the waves.

Composed of titanium and shaped using the process of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), a method of 3D printing technology that produces volumes that are both strong and lightweight, the case measures 47mm. The construction of the case, which features the signature Panerai cushion shape and crown protector, offers both performance and a striking matt finish with an assertive presence. Both the unidirectional rotating bezel and lever heighten the standout appearance of this timepiece. They are made from Carbotech, a material based on carbon fibre with a variegated pattern that gives each watch a unique character and boasts durability, lightness, and high resistance to corrosion. Blue Super-LumiNova on the hour-markers and hands make for highly legible and striking accents.

Breakthrough technology is present both inside and out. The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition contains the new P.4001/S calibre, a skeletonised movement based on the P.4000 calibre. It features a one-piece off-centred oscillating weight that allows for bi-directional winding, whereby the two spring barrels efficiently wind up while the watch is worn. The oscillating rotor – made of tungsten, a shiny, high density metal – enables the movement and therefore the watch itself to be much thinner and lighter while the balance-stop and seconds reset devices enable time to be synchronized with a reference time signal.

The P.4001/S calibre restults from three years of development and includes a GMT function, an AM/PM indicator and three-day power reserve. In addition, the patented polarised date display offers a view of the date indication only through the opening at 3 o’clock, without revealing the rest of the date wheel or concealing the workings of the movement.

Water-resistant to 300 metres, this timepiece features two straps: a bi-material option combining black rubber and leather, and a second in deep blue rubber. 

Published on 2022-06-23