Watches and cars are inseparable, and there is substantial evidence to prove this. Both sectors have a deep-rooted passion for top-notch engineering, attention to detail, and sporting activities. This association is once again in the spotlight with the second edition of watchmaker Panerai's limited edition watch for BRABUS, the Mercedes-owned luxury mobility brand. After unveiling the first timepiece, the Submersible S Black Ops Edition (PAM01240), last year, Panerai and BRABUS have now launched their second, a 200-piece limited edition watch, the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Blue Shadow Edition (PAM01241).
The Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Blue Shadow Edition takes inspiration from the BRABUS Shadow series of boats that will make its debut at the 2022 Palma International Boat Show. Just like its predecessor, the new Submersible watch comes on a 47mm titanium case made using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), a method used in 3D printing technology. Standard to Panerai, the watch features a cushion-shaped case, and crown protector. Keeping the weight low, the unidirectional diving bezel is made from Carbotech, a material based on carbon fibre, which creates a variegated pattern, unique to each watch.
The skeleton dial gets black, blue, grey colours, while the sword-shaped minute and hours have a blue hue, with a blue Super-LumiNovaTM treatment that extends to the indexes as well. The watch gets eight dotted, and three bar-shaped, blue hour markers, with a date window at 3 o’clock. The watch is a GMT, with a day/night indicator with a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock. The BRABUS logo is engraved 7 o’clock.
The skeleton movement on the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Blue Shadow Edition is the P.4001/S caliber automatic movement that delivers a power reserve of three days - the indicator can be seen on the movement at the back. The movement took three years to develop. Turning the new Submersible watch over reveals a see-through caseback, an oscillating weight made of tungsten, which enables the watch to be thinner and lighter.
The watch gets a 300-metre water resistance and is completed on a calf rubber bi-material black strap with an additional deep blue rubber strap.
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