Many fundamental innovations which have marked the history of the mechanical watch were developed in the military field in the first half of the last century. In those years the highest possible quality was required from instruments created for use by specialist forces, which often operated in conditions of extreme danger, and their requirements gave rise to many of the functions which are found in luxury sports watches today. The new Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible 47mm replica watch from Officine Panerai reunites features which have in common the military context of their origins, and they appear as two contemporary watches with a strongly sporting character, with great personality and the purest Panerai identity.
Like all Replica Panerai watches, the main world of reference is of course that of the sea. Professional underwater models that are water-resistant to a pressure of 30 bar (a depth of about 300 metres), the new Luminor Submersible 1950 replica watches have a large Luminor 1950 case, with a diameter of 47 mm. The iconic design of the case, immediately recognisable by the device protecting the winding crown, is integrated with an element whose historic origins go back to the model created by Officine PAM00305 Panerai in 1956 for the Egyptian Navy: the unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating the time of immersion.
There are two versions of this PAM00305 Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible 47mm replica watch are available: one with a bezel made entirely of brushed titanium and the other with a special bezel of titanium to which a matt black ceramic disk has been applied, with linear markers and dots in titanium. Both models are supplied with a black rubber strap, soft and durable, ideal for an underwater watch and personalised with the OP logo in Panerai blue.
To ensure the simplest and clearest possible reading, the chronograph minutes and seconds hands on the Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible 47mm replica watch are both positioned centrally on the central dial and distinguished from each other by being different colours: the seconds hand is blue while the minute hand is rhodium plated, advancing instantaneously with a jump every sixty seconds. The colours chosen for the hands enhance the minimalist design of the black dial, with its dot-shaped hour markers and simple figures, and the small continuous seconds counter at nine o’clock.