Panerai have unveiled there collection for 2015 at SIHH in Geneva and it’s all about the Submersible this year!
Panerai is a very masculine brand and the Submersible is their most masculine watch and yet the emphasis is mostly on the historic stuff, but these last few years the Submersible has really taken center stage.
The three NEW Submersible watches include : Panerai PAM00614- LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 days CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC TITANIO – 47m, Panerai PAM00615- LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 3 days CHRONO FLYBACK AUTOMATIC TITANIO – 47m and Panerai PAM00616-LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 CARBOTECH ™ 3 days AUTOMATIC – 47mm.
All three watches are 47 mm, have steel blued accents, rubber straps and variations of watches in the current Panerai collection. They have all been pretty well received amongst collectors, enthusiasts and the general public.
The Panerai PAM00614 pictured above has brushed titanium 47 mm case, sub seconds hand at the nine o’clock position, flyback chronograph, seconds reset and calculation of immersion time.
7/16/16 Please Note: The watch is pictured with a white alligator strap. My buddy owns this watch and he let me take this wrist shot of it. The strap pictured on this watch was bought after the fact and doesn’t come with the watch. It’s normally fitted on a black rubber OEM Panerai strap as pictured above in the stock image. Out of all three Submersible watches this is probably the most understated and tool watch looking. It’s timeless. I love the contrast between the lightweight grey titanium case steel blued chronograph hand. It transforms it from a boring looking submersible watch that everyone has to an iconic and masculine watch that one strives for. Even though I would never use it’s functions besides the time, I love the size, weight and design.
The Panerai PAM00615 has a brushed titanium 47 mm case, black ceramic bezel, hours counter at the three o’clock position and seconds counter the nine o’clock position, central chronograph seconds and minutes hand.
The Panerai PAM00616 pictured above is the most interesting out of all three watches because the 47mm case is made out of carbotech which is a material never used before in watch making. Carbotech is a composite material based on carbon fibre. The functions of this watch include : hours, minutes, small seconds and calculation of immersion time. I love the steel blued accents and the contrast to the carbotech. I am sure this will be the most desirable and collectible out of all three watches because it’s made out of a unique material.
Note: I recently got to see this watch on Jan 2, 2016 and I was absolutely blown away! I have never seen such an interesting texture and unique pattern on watch case like this. This watch is definitely not cheap at $17,100 . It should have been more between the 12-15k range. I suppose you are paying for the innovation of a completely new material.
The problem with watches like this is no matter how cool it is, Panerai did not designate this an SE (Special Edition). Collectors wait months if not a year for a piece like this and by the time it delivers the sizzle and excitement fizzles out. To make this piece sought after and collectible in the long run only a few hundred should have been produced not several thousand. At the end of the day it is a cool watch and if you are lucky enough to see one in person it is something original, cool and innovative.