Panerai continues its relentless pursuit of novel applications for materials. The next frontier is a new and unusual combination in the Submersible family: a professional diving watch with experimental aesthetics.
The rare combination of innovation and tradition defies convention, Panerai expands the dimensions of its collection of diving instruments with an offering that combines two innovative materials for the first time: Panerai GoldtechTM and CarbotechTM. Though seemingly antithetical, the pairing is surprisingly complementary in the Submersible Goldtech – 44 mm (PAM01070).
Once again an exponent of the well tested 44 mm size, the new reference makes its distinctive character apparent through a balance between disciplined elegance and bold athleticism. Its personality is enhanced by a case made from Panerai GoldtechTM, a gold alloy with an intense and stable color made possible by its significant copper content and enrichment with platinum. The dial features applied indexes and satiné soleil decoration, an unconventional embellishment in the Submersible collection.
To break with the ordinary and accentuate the attitude of the model, a material was chosen to give shape and substance to functional components such as the bezel, crown and crown bridge lever. Known as CarbotechTM, this composite consists of overlapping carbon fiber sheets with alternating orientations (seven per millimeter), aggregated using controlled temperature and high pressure and fused with a late-generation polymer binder.
Conceived to realize its full potential in extreme conditions, and tailored to the specific requirements of diving, the Submersible Goldtech – 44 mm is configured as a highly reliable tool able to withstand high pressure thanks to features like a unidirectional rotating bezel and screwed caseback. Luminescent indexes, hands and dots in green/blue are immediately legible underwater.
High quality mechanics contribute to the model’s reliability, accuracy and precision, all functional contributions thanks to the P.900 Caliber. The next-generation movement was designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. Notably for a watch of its diameter and thickness (4.2mm), it combines a date indication and three-day power reserve.
Water resistant up to 30 bar (about 300 meters deep) the new Submersible Goldtech – 44 mm features a black rubber strap and a trapezoidal pin buckle in titanium with black DLC coating. An additional strap composed of Panerai Sportech in black with ecru stitching also accompanies the watch, along with a screwdriver for removing the buckle and a box made from recycled plastic.