Panerai has partnered with Brabus, a German high-performance automotive aftermarket tuning firm based in 1977 in Bottrop, which makes a speciality of Mercedes-Benz, Sensible and Maybach autos — the most important Mercedes-Benz tuner after Mercedes-AMG. A product three years within the making, the design of the 47mm watch is impressed by certainly one of Brabus’ autos, the “Black Ops” line of luxurious day boats (a sporty 11.73-meter vessel that may hit high speeds of 60 knots). The DNA of each manufacturers supplied the template for the primary watch to emerge from the collaboration, the Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Version, the primary Panerai watch outfitted with a skeletonized automated motion.
“When put facet by facet, the similarities in regard to design language and general character of the Panerai Submersible and the Brabus line of dayboats are apparent and placing. Each are made to be practical and classy instruments for all times within the marine surroundings and due to this fact this mixture simply is sensible,” commented Constantin Buschmann, chief govt officer and proprietor of Brabus.
Powered by Panerai’s first skeletonized automated motion, the P.4001/s, its case is made out of Panerai’s Carbotech materials, which has been seen on the model’s timepieces since 2015 and can be used for the signature crown guard lever. The case’s darkish grey shade and the dial’s crimson particulars recreate the German agency’s hallmark shade palette of gunmetal grey, black and crimson. The signature crimson shade can be used to accent the hour, minute and small seconds hand in addition to the pointer for the GMT hand.
A few of its key options embody a patented polarized date show, a unidirectional rotating bezel for the calculation of immersion time, GMT operate, AM/PM indicator, a three-day energy reserve and water-resistance as much as 300 meters.
Restricted to solely 100 items, the Panerai Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Version is accessible for preorder now with a retail worth of 45,000 euros, and might be obtainable beginning in February.
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