By TLex Officine Panerai have released their 2nd bronze model! Two short years after the release of the PAM 382, the bronze diver that so many other bronze dive watches released since have aspired to.
The 382 received extraordinary international recognition after appearing in the Hollywood movie, Expendables2 in which a number of the cast were seen sporting Bronze Submersibles, gifted to them by Paneraisti and on screen legend, Sylvester Stallone.
The release of the PAM 507 speaks volumes to me - showing that there is a market for bronze watches bronze. Let's hope that this alluring material becomes a mainstay of Panerai's future collections. Once again we see the lovely aged CuSn8 Bronze alloy with its soft warm patina complimented by an Olive green dial, but has the simplicity of the watch been spoiled by the addition of a power-reserve indicator?
The new Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Power Reserve Automatic Bronzo AKA PAM 507 was released as part of Panerai's 'Special Editions' collection unveiled at SIHH 2013. Its new feature which distinguishes this model is in the dial: the display of the power reserve of three days on an arc-shaped indicator positioned at four o'clock.
This very useful function joins the date display, the device for zeroing the seconds hand that is invaluable when synchronizing the watch with a reference time signal, and the system for rapidly adjusting the time, the hand of which can be moved forward or backwards in jumps of one hour without affecting the running of the watch.
The dark green dial, with applied hour markers, is surrounded by a studded bezel in bronze with the scale for measuring the length of the dive. The bezel is connected to the case by a special system designed and patented by Officine Panerai to ensure that the ratchet moves precisely from one click to the next.
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