Panerai is marking the start of its partnership with BRABUS by introducing its very first skeletonised automatic movement.
The special, limited-edition Panerai is the Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition, which is inspired by BRABUS’ Shadow Black Ops range of boats. Only 100 units will be made.
To petrolheads, BRABUS is better-known as the brand of ultra high-performance cars that are based on Mercedes-Benz models. But the manufacturer also produces luxury boats.
The Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops (PAM01240) took three years to develop.
This 47mm timepiece features a one-piece, off-centred oscillating weight that enables bi-directional winding. This sees the two spring barrels wind up while the watch is worn.
The oscillating rotor itself is made of tungsten, which enables the watch to be thinner and lighter. Meanwhile, the stop balance wheel and seconds reset devices enable the time to be synchronised using a time reference signal.
Other functions include GMT, seconds reset, and an AM/PM indicator. For divers, immersion time can be calculated with the unidirectional rotating bezel.
The Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition has a three-day power reserve – the indicator at the rear can be viewed through the sapphire glass back. For visibility in dark conditions, the watch’s hands and indices are coated with gray Super-LumiNova™.
The P.4001/S movement has 31 jewels and features 28,800 alternations/hour. A KIF Parechoc™ anti-shock device helps ensure accuracy under dynamic conditions.
Said movement is encased in Carbotech™, a composite material based on carbon fibre. Renowned for its strength and lightness, carbon fibre is often used in racecars and exotic machines alike.
The watch is waterproof to 300 metres (30 bar).
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition is priced at $66,200.