Each year, watch enthusiasts anxiously await Watches & Wonders to take place to learn about the new watches being released – What changes will brands make? What complications will they feature? What colors will be used? With Panerai’s latest array of new releases, it seems that the brand has given us a bit of everything.
Getting us started is the eco-friendly Panerai Submersible eLAB-ID which contains the highest percentage of recycled materials ever used in a timepiece. Constructed of 98.6% recycled material, the watch is made of EcoTitanium which itself is made of 80% recycled content. Thanks to this incredible aerospace-grade metal, the timepiece is lightweight and looks stunning. With recycled silicon in its escapement and recycled SuperLuminova, this piece pushes Panerai’s eco-conscious agenda to the next level, and we hope more watchmakers follow in their footsteps. The Submersible eLAB-ID is offered in a 44mm brushed EcoTitanium case with a grey sandwich EcoTitanium dial, a recycled Grigio Roccia fabric strap with light blue lume-matching stitching, and a trapezoidal EcoTitanium buckle.
Panerai is offering another entry in its Submersible lineup with the new Bronzo Blu Abisso model. The Bronzos have built a bit of cult-like reputation and following amongst the Paneristi faithful. The blue and gold tones used on this timepiece complement one another perfectly. Panerai has expertly matched the warm tone of the bronze case with a deep shade of blue on the dial. Powering things on the inside is the P.900 caliber. The P.900 is based on the OPXXXIV caliber, a shared caliber used within the Richemont group. It does have a decent 72-day power reserve, though, according to the brand. Water-resistant up to 300 meters, the Bronzo Blu Abisso features a blue rubber strap and a trapezoidal pin buckle in bronze, appropriate for underwater activities. Also included is a second vintage suede leather strap for activities above water.
The Panerai Luminor Chrono Monopulsante GMT Blue Notte is also among the new releases. The Blue Notte is a mono-pusher chronograph, with GMT function, an 8-day power reserve, and 100m of water resistance. This timepiece is powered by the P.2004, a hand-wound movement that pays tribute to the first chronograph movement Panerai entirely created and developed in-house. The movement can be viewed through the sapphire display case back. It boasts a 44mm sandblasted black ceramic case. The case takes on a very even, matte finish which only complements the gorgeous blue sunburst dial. The bezel and crown protector are also made of the same black ceramic.
Panerai has released the Luminor Chrono 44mm which is available with a choice of blue, white matte, and black matte dial finishes. The watch features Panerai’s signature sandwich dial and crown-protector on the right side of the watch. As a nod to the controls placement on Panerai’s first Chrono, the new Luminor Chronographs are distinguished by relocating the chronograph’s controls to the left-hand side of the watch. For increased legibility, the chronograph counter hands (central second hand and right-hand sub-dial) are blue, whereas the time-only hands are steel. The new Caliber P.9200 automatic chronograph movement powers the watches. It is an efficient, high-performance automatic single barrel movement with a reasonable 42-hour power reserve.
Panerai’s Luminor Luna Rossa Chrono is an advanced chronograph that celebrates the achievements of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailboat racing syndicate. As one might expect, the watch is waterproof up to 100 meters. It comes with a gorgeous 44mm brushed stainless steel case with a rich blue sandwich dial with satiné Soleil finishing with numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNova with green luminescence. Included are a pair of bi-material rubber and fabric straps. The Luna Rossa Chrono is limited to 1000 pieces.
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