Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GTM Automatic Titanio - 47mm

PAM00371

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Technical Details

Unique edition of 500 units

Movement Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9001 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 29 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 229 components.

Functions Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date, GMT, Power Reserve Indicator on the back, Seconds Reset, Calculation of immersion time

Case Diameter 47 mm, Brushed Titanium

Bezel Brushed titanium with polished edges. Anti - clockwise rotating bezel with graduated scale

Back See - through sapphire crystal

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

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

Water Resistance 30 bar (~300 metres)

Strap Caoutchouc, Black, -, 26.0/22.0 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

OFFICINE PANERAI CREATED THE LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 REGATTA 3 DAYS GMT AUTOMATIC TITANIO – 47 MM for the winners of the 2011 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. This is a professional underwater watch, waterproof to 30 bar (~ 300 metres) and with a rotating bezel bearing a graduated scale used to calculate immersion time, and a hand indicating a second time zone. The hefty 47mm case is made of brushed titanium, to combine the solidity and reliability of the Luminor 1950 case with the lightness and hypoallergenic nature of this material. The bezel, which rotates counter-clockwise, is made of brushed titanium with polished edges and has dot markers and linear markers to measure immersion time. The blue dial, with the date at 3 o'clock and the small seconds at 9 o'clock, has simple, minimal graphics with dot and bar markers coated with Super-LumiNova® for optimal underwater visibility. The hour and minute hands are skeletonised, while the hand indicating the second time zone is black. The Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT Automatic Titanio – 47 mm has a P.9001 automatic calibre, made entirely at the Officine Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The three-day power reserve is visible via a small indicator on the back of the movement, seen through the sapphire crystal window in the case-back. The P.9001 movement also quickly adjusts to the local time and has a seconds reset function.

Materials

Titanium

Light, strong and hypoallergenic, the remarkable physical, mechanical and corrosion-resistant qualities of titanium have made this metal one of the most valued in fine watchmaking, as well as a material of choice for the military, aeronautical and aerospace industries. From the engineering viewpoint, its lightness makes it an exceptional material: titanium has the same strength as steel but is 40% lighter.

Titanium is impervious to corrosion by salt water or the marine environment and it has exceptional resistance to a wide range of acids, alkalis, natural waters and industrial chemical products. Although in nature it is the ninth most abundant element, and, after aluminium and iron, the third most common metal used in mechanical applications, titanium is found only in the form of oxides, hence the difficulty of refining the raw material and its consequent prestige.

Officine Panerai uses two different types of titanium for various kinds of components: Grade 2 and Grade 5.

Grade 2: titanium with a high oxygen content and greater strength than Grade 1. It is widely used and offers the best compromise between strength, corrosion resistance, weldability and moldability.

Grade 5 (Ti 6Al-4V): this alloy can be polished and not just cleaned. It has very high tensile strength but relatively low ductility.

The working of titanium is a very delicate operation due to the material’s sensitivity to oxidization. If oxidization occurs, the manufacturing process must be restarted.

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.

Movement

P.9001 calibre

The P.9001 calibre, created entirely by Officine Panerai and used in a series of Luminor 1950 and Radiomir models, is fitted with various functions: it is an automatic calibre with a 3-day power reserve and a unique technical design which makes these movements immediately recognizable. The calibre has a diameter of 13¾ lignes and numerous features: two barrels which guarantee 72 hours of power reserve; a single piece rotor which winds by moving in both directions thanks to an automatic ratchet device; a balance wheel with adjusting screws, oscillating at a frequency of 4 Hz; a seconds reset device which resets the seconds hand, enabling the watch to be synchronized perfectly with a reference time signal. To house this movement, a specially made version of the Luminor 1950 case has been designed, keeping the proportions of the original but featuring a slightly less convex sapphire crystal which only barely protrudes from the bezel. The P.9001 is a variant of the P.9000 automatic calibre with several additional features: GMT, or rather a second time zone, indicated by a central hand, seconds reset and power reserve indicator on the case back.

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