Just received this info from Richemont Amsterdam (scroll down for the photos):
LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 AMAGNETIC 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC TITANIO - 47MM
The creative energy of Officine Panerais Workshop of Ideas is demonstrated in the Luminor
Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio, the new model which is a
novel synthesis of the strict respect for traditional values and authenticity of the Panerai brand,
and the continuous search for technically advanced solutions.
Remarkable resistance to magnetic fields
For Panerai, innovation is above all about functionality, and in the Luminor Submersible 1950
Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio it is seen in its special case construction which ensures a
remarkable degree of resistance to magnetic fields: 40,000 A/m (ampere per metre), a limit more
than eight times greater than the value specified by the international standards of the Normes
de lIndustrie Horlogère Suisse (NIHS 90-10). Such a high limit is achieved by the use of a special
internal case made of soft iron of the highest purity, which encloses and isolates the movement,
forming a Faraday cage that diverts the flow of magnetic fields. The soft iron case is immediately
beneath the dial, which is made of the same material.
This case structure is useful not only in extreme environmental situations but also in daily life,
in that watches are often exposed to magnetic fields generated by electric charges and
currents emanating from objects in common use, such as household appliances, computers
2 and cell phones. Such magnetic fields can noticeably alter the rate of the watch and even stop
the movement: a possibility that is virtually non-existent in the new Luminor Submersible 1950
New ceramic and titanium bezel
The soft iron internal case of the Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio
is contained within a classic Luminor Submersible case of brushed titanium, fitted with the lever
bridge which locks the winding crown and thus helps in achieving water-resistance to a depth
of 300 metres. The design of the watch includes a feature which is completely new in Panerai
watches: applied to the rotating titanium bezel, inspired by that of the models made by Panerai
for the Egyptian Navy in the 1950s, is a disc of opaque black ceramic, on which the linear and
dot-shaped titanium markers are fixed. The bezel rotates only in a clockwise direction, to prevent
accidental movement interfering with the measurement of the time of the dive.
Automatic mechanical, Panerai P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 13¾ lignes, 7.9 mm thick, 28 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour.
Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 197 components.
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.
Diameter 47 mm, brushed titanium.
Anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel in ceramic and brushed titanium with polished edges, graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.
Device protecting the crown:
(protected as a trademark) Brushed titanium.
Black with applied luminous hour markers.
Date at 3 oclock, seconds at 9 oclock.
Crystal: Sapphire, formed of corundum, 3.2 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
30 bar (~ 300 metres).
PANERAI personalised rubber strap and large-size brushed titanium buckle. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap, a tool to change the strap and a steel screwdriver.
Available this October, priced at 8900 Euro
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