By Charles Partos, September 25, 2022
The all-new Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition’s unique design is a culmination of the best that the worlds of premium horology and elite day boating have to offer, drawing inspiration from the signature design cues of the Brabus Shadow series of boats.
The watch will be strictly limited to only 200 pieces worldwide. Composed of titanium and shaped using the process of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), a method of 3D printing technology that produces volumes that are both strong and lightweight, the case measures 47mm in diameter.
The construction of the case, which features the signature Panerai cushion shape and crown protector, offers both performance and a striking matte finish with an assertive presence. Both the unidirectional rotating bezel and lever heighten the standout aspect of Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition.
They are made from Carbotech, a material based on carbon fiber with a variegated pattern that gives each watch a unique character and boasts durability, lightness, and high resistance to corrosion. Blue Super-LumiNova on the indices and hands make for highly legible and striking accents.
Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition contains the new P.4001/S caliber, a skeletonized movement based on the P.4000 caliber. It features a one-piece off-centered oscillating weight that allows for bi-directional winding, whereby the two spring barrels efficiently wind up while the watch is worn.
The oscillating rotor – made of tungsten, a shiny, high-density metal – enables the movement and therefore the watch itself to be much thinner and lighter while the stop balance wheel and seconds reset devices enable the time to be synchronized with a reference time signal.
The P.4001/S caliber is the product of three years of development and includes a GMT function, an AM/PM indicator and three-day power reserve. In addition, the patented polarized date display offers a view of the date indication only through the opening at 3 o’clock, without revealing the rest of the date wheel or concealing the workings of the movement.
Water-resistant to 30 bar, Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition features two straps, a bi-material option combining black rubber and leather, and a second in deep blue rubber.
Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition Specs:
Movement: Automatic mechanical, P4001/S caliber,13¾ lignes, 7.36 mm thick, 31 jewels, Glucydur™ balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc™ anti-shock device.
Two barrels. 341 components. Off-centered oscillating weight
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, polarized date, GMT, am/pm indicator, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset, calculation of immersion time
Power reserve: 3 days
Case: Diameter 47mm. DMLS titanium case and Carbotech bezel. See-through sapphire crystal back.
Titanium Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark). Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
Strap: Calfskin/rubber bi-material black, T/T stitching, T/T, 26/22, BA, STD
Waterproof: 30 bar (~300 meters)