Having first built its reputation on mastery of the specialized diving watch category, Panerai returns to its origins with the development of a new professional instrument: Submersible Azzurro – 42mm (PAM01209), made in only 500 pieces and available exclusively on the panerai.com ecommerce platform.
Developed to merge technical performance and substance with proven knowhow, the new Submersible unifies its aesthetic and functional dimensions by displaying a fitting color on the opaque ceramic disc of the bezel: blue, a hue that instantly evokes the sea. Since the very beginning, water has been the brand’s distinctive element and blue has been Italy’s unofficial national color since its unification, a milestone reached just a few months after the opening of Giovanni Panerai’s first historic Florentine shop.
Calibrated to meet the demanding specifications required of watches intended to with stand extreme pressure, the new Submersible Azzurro – 42mm, waterproof up to 30 bar (about 300 meters), features a unidirectional rotating bezel, screwed case back and the iconic bridge device to protect the crown. Luminescent indexes, hands and dots glow in a green-blue hue for ease of underwater legibility. Developed to adhere to equally rigorous mechanical standards, the model employs the P.900 Caliber, designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. Accurate, resistant and high-performing, it is the first proprietary self-winding Panerai movement of its diameter and thickness (4.2mm) to combine the date function and three-day power reserve.