Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo - 47mm

PAM00671

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Technical Details

Unique edition of 1000 units

Movement Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 6.0 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 200 components.

Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Case Diameter 47mm, bronze

Bezel Bronze. Anti - clockwise rotating bezel with graduated scale

Back Screw, titanium

Device protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) Brushed Bronze

Dial Blue with luminous hour markers and dots. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Water Resistance 30 bar (~300 metres)

Strap Calf Ponte Vecchio, Dark brown, Beige, 26/22 MM Standard

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.

In Depth

The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo renews Panerai’s tradition of creating iconic underwater watches with unique and distinctive characteristics, with excellent technical features and a strong historical inspiration. The bronze used to make the case (47 mm in diameter) and the classic bridge device protecting the winding crown 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 ageing process, making every example unique and different from the rest. Also made of bronze is the rotating bezel with a graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion, connected to the case by a special system designed and patented by Officine Panerai. The Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo (PAM00671) is water-resistant to 30 bar (300 metres) and it is completed by a brown leather strap with sewing of a nautical character and a titanium buckle. It is a Special Edition limited to 1,000 units.

Materials

Bronze

Bronze has a long history, dating back as far as the second millennium BC. At that time, it was used to produce items such as tools, weapons, musical instruments and armour, being stronger and tougher than its predecessors copper and stone. Bronze consists of copper with a variable percentage of tin. It may also contain varying amounts of aluminium, lead, beryllium, manganese and tungsten, sometimes with silicon and phosphorus as well.

Bronze is very versatile and it is highly valued for its many different uses: in the arts, in sculptures (80% copper and 20% tin) and for making bells (21.5 to 24% tin), the creation of hydraulic systems where the bronze alloy contains 10% of tin and 3% of zinc, and the more recent use of this material for ship propellers, where its high resistance to corrosion by seawater is invaluable. And in the past, since its resistance to corrosive seawater is much greater than that of iron, this alloy was used for the equipment of many yachts of yesteryear: portholes, handrails, cleats, winches and compass binnacles were made of bronze, and it was also used for divers’ helmets.

Its ancient history and its close links with the world of the sea make bronze the material that embodies the core values of Officine Panerai, which uses an alloy of copper and tin in the pure state. In addition to its high structural strength, this material retains its original warm tones while with the passage of time it acquires an aged appearance through the patina that covers it.

This patina is the result of the reaction of the bronze with external agents such as air, moisture, heat and friction. It does not alter the properties of the material, but it is evidence of ageing, giving each piece its own unique personality. The patina of the bronze is its skin: it is a protective layer, and as the surface of the metal becomes covered, it slows down any further oxidation of the metal.

Maintenance

Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.

WATER-RESISTANCE 

Have watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and renovate it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. The restoration of water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals in order to ensure the maximum water resistance and protection. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the underwater activities begin.  

THE MOVEMENT 

Have the movement of watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre in order to preserve its perfect operation. If the watch has a tendency to gain or lose time to a significant degree, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.  

CLEANING THE EXTERIOR

To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with fresh water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. 

THE STRAP

 Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with fresh water. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use leather coming from endangered species taken from the wild.

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