Hands-On The Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition 47mm (PAM00983)
When I showed up at Panerai this year, I was welcomed with a corner that was completely decked out with images of the Submersible, Panerai’s profound jumping specialized device watch. The Submersible, we were told, had been separated from the Luminor line, a move that appeared to bode well on a few levels. Certainly, the watch comes in a Luminor case, however it’s a class of watch all its own. It’s a jump watch that frequently comes with 300m of water opposition or more, is 42mm in distance across at its littlest, and is developed so as to feel like a genuine piece of hardware on the wrist. Also, with more design centered cycles of the Luminor, similar to the Luminor Due 38, coming as of late, having a classification for vigorous jump watches appears to be a decent method to slice through any possible disarray about what Panerais are and aren’t appropriate for diving.
One of the watches that quickly got my attention during our Panerai arrangement was the restricted release rendition of the Submersible that Panerai made for its organization with free plunging champion Guillaume Néry. It’s a flyback chronograph with a 47mm titanium case enveloped by a covering of DLC with a blue-to-dark smoke dial that has a profundity and surface that is new to the Submersible line this year. (The limitless rendition, PAM00982, which will slow down you about half as much cash, comes with a finished dark dial, plain titanium case, and a blue fired addition for the bezel.)
While I imagine that the restricted release you see here is significantly more outwardly intriguing than the limitless form, it’s reasonable for ask how Panerai and the 15 purchasers of these watches will legitimize a 2x different on the expense of a watch that is in a general sense the equivalent (same development, same base case material) as the limitless adaptation. What’s more, that is the place where things get intriguing. In case you’re one of the 15 clients who purchases the restricted release, you’re likewise purchasing a pass to go free-jumping with Guillaume Néry in Moorea, French Polynesia, which Néry calls home.
With either watch, you get a vigorous 47mm watch with 300 meters of water obstruction. There’s actually no getting around the way that this is an enormous watch, and in reality it shows all of its 47mm in the picture above.. Having said that, I found the curve of the drags and flexible nature of the elastic lash made for a wearing encounter that felt very great on my seven-inch wrist. While I don’t imagine that I could wear a 47mm pad molded watch on the ordinary, I do adore the combination of the blue-to-dark inclination of the dial and the secretive dark DLC case. This is a standout amongst other looking new games watches I’ve found in some time, and face to face, I believe it’s the most attractive watch Panerai came out with in 2019. I’d love to see a comparative plan approach taken to a 42mm Submersible.
Though the name Luminor has authoritatively been dropped from new Submersible deliveries, the crown defender and case that have come to portray the Luminor are still here with full power. The bezel of the watch that we are auditing here is produced using DLC titanium simply like the case, and along its sides, the bezel has forceful knurling that should make turning the bezel a breeze even whenever you’ve prepared for a plunge and put gloves on. With the situation of the crown and its cumbersome defender at three o’clock, the chronograph pushers sort of must be set at the eight and 10 o’clock positions. By chance, I’ve discovered this chronograph format to be quite ideal for high-handers such as myself. I reach over the watch and incite the beginning stop button with my correct forefinger, and the reset button with my privilege thumb.
The P.9100 development inside this watch isn’t new, yet it has the differentiation of being altogether considered and worked at Panerai, utilizing the powerful form type for which Panerai’s in-house developments, starting with the P. 2000 arrangement, have for quite some time been known. (I don’t think Panerai gets sufficient acknowledgment for this. The developments that they have planned and manufactured have taken the way of thinking of hardware watch plan to heart. See, for instance, it’s abnormally strong interpretation of the tourbillon in type P. 2005.) The development is additionally not a part seconds chronograph, which you might be pardoned for deduction allowed the two seconds-like hands exuding from this current Submerisible’s focal pivot. What we have here is really a flyback chronograph with the chronograph minutes read off of the other, correspondingly measured hand. The chronograph hours can be tallied up to 12 through the sub-dial in the three o’clock position.
The back of the case is engraved with the mark of Guillaume Néry notwithstanding a portrayal of the island of Moorea complete with its topographical directions and “126 m” (126 meters being the Néry’s record for a free plunge on a solitary breath without the utilization of weights).
This is an incredible looking games chronograph – my undisputed top choice among Panerai’s 2019 deliveries – and one of three Submersible uncommon versions that will offer an experiential component alongside the acquisition of a watch. The other two are an opportunity to prepare with Italian Navy Commandoes with the acquisition of a restricted release Submersible Carbotech Marina Militare and a chance to join sea voyager Mike Horn on a nautical presentation in Scandinavia with the acquisition of the restricted version Submersible Mike Horn. That every one of the three of these watches came as a Submersible, and that each is associated not exclusively to a way of life crusade or to a look however to an opportunity to place one’s watch in an outrageous circumstance, while additionally breaking out the Submersible into its own family, is by all accounts solid proof that Panerai is in any event as keen on making apparatus watches that can be stretched to the edge as they are in making slim and exquisite takes on the Luminor like the Due.
The Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry Edition 47mm will slow down you $40,000. However, that is incorporating a once in a blue moon insight to which it’s hard to append a straightforward dollar value.