The Panerai Submersible Goldtech™ OroCarbo PAM1070, as its name implies, offers an exotic combination of precious and high-tech materials. Goldtech and Carbotech come together in the high-energy Submersible format of the iconic Luminor.
The Submersible is characterized by a cushion case and crown protector bridge – both design hallmarks of the Italian-Swiss watchmaker – topped off by a uni-directional rotating bezel for dive timing. This bezel replaces the traditional, smooth bezel found on other Luminor pieces, setting the Submersible apart and rendering it immediately recognizable as a special Panerai.
Unlike regular 18ct gold, Panerai Goldtech™ is made with 24%, lending it an intense red hue, with the addition of 0.4% platinum to the mixture to prevent its oxidation. By contrast, Carbotech™ is a bonded carbon material that allows each component to develop its own unique wood-like surface through the endlessly varying aesthetic of carbon fibre layers. Practically, no two Submersible Carbotech™ bezels will ever be the same.
This high-tech, highly resistant carbon material was used not only for the bezel, but also for the winding crown as well as the small lever that lives inside the Submersible’s gold crown protector bridge. This, along with a black dial and black Panerai caoutchouc strap renders the two-tone livery of the PAM1070 absolutely complete.
The black dial impresses with its satiné soleil decoration, an unconventional embellishment in the Submersible collection. Placed over this satin sunburst surface treatment are the golden hour markers – split between round and elongated ones – and the large sword-style hands, all further enhancing the Submersible’s strikingly powerful look. The subsidiary seconds display is at the 9 o’clock position of the dial, balanced by the date aperture at 3 o’clock. White and golden texts harmonise with the luminous paint and golden construction of the hands and markers, proving that only three main colours are perfectly enough to create a spectacular design.
A special detail is to be discovered by the PAM1070’s owner in the dark: the luminousity of the minute hand and the bezel pip (the marker set into the zero position of the bezel) is light blue, while all other glow-in-the-dark items show up in green when viewed in the dark.
This is done so as to differentiate the minute hand from the rest for it is used in connection with the dive timing bezel. The two are blue, the rest are green, making for easy and error-proof reading in the dark.
Safeguarded by a black DLC coated titanium caseback is the Panerai P.900 calibre, a modern movement created in-house by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel.
This self-winding calibre operates at a steady 4 Hertz frequency, enjoy the protection of an Incabloc® anti-shock device and offers its wearer three days of power reserve when fully wound. A total of 171 components perform all these duties in perfect harmony.
The Panerai Submersible Goldtech™ OroCarbo PAM1070 is as modern as it is timeless, it is as rugged as it is immensely luxurious. A solid gold cased Panerai with high-tech materials on carefully determined components will forever be a truly special and indeed opulent timekeeper.
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