The Italian Luxury Watchmaker Panerai has joined forces with BRABUS, a German engineering brand focused on high-performance vehicles, in a collaboration that will bring together the brands’ design DNAs and identities in a series of exclusive watch products and expand the reach and visibility of both brands in the worlds of watchmaking and boating. To celebrate the start of the partnership, Panerai debuts its first-ever skeletonized automatic movement in daring, high-end watches inspired by the design of the BRABUS “Shadow Black Ops” series of boats.
Panerai and BRABUS, both share a connection to the marine environment. The origin and history of Panerai is linked to the development of diving watches, the character and design of which perfectly fits to the BRABUS “Black Ops” line of luxury day boats.
The two brands will work to create innovative products fitting the marine segment of each and to maximize the potential for new ideas, new technologies and new materials used in those products.
Available in a limited run of only 100 pieces, the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS
Black Ops Edition (PAM01240) is the product of 3 years of development, which resulted in features like a patented polarized date display, allowing a view of the date indication only through the opening at 3 o’clock, without covering the mechanics of the skeletonized movement. The 47mm watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel for the calculation of the immersion time, GMT function, AM/PM indicator and three-day power reserve whose sapphire crystal disk indicator is filled in Super-LumiNova™
“When put side by side, the similarities in regard to design language and overall character of the Panerai Submersible and the BRABUS Marine line of dayboats are obvious and striking. Both are made to be functional and stylish tools for life in the marine environment and therefore this combination just makes sense” said Constantin Buschmann, CEO and owner of BRABUS.
In the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition (PAM01240), the adaptation of the signature gunmetal grey, black and red color palette of BRABUS further enhances those similarities and brings both product lines closer together. As a logical tribute to both brands’ frequent use of innovative and high-end composite materials a modern, dark grey Carbotech watchcase was chosen. Minute, hour and small seconds hands are accented in BRABUS-red; and BRABUS brand emblems are engraved on Panerai’s signature crown guard lever, the watch-strap, the movement and the case back.
Through the case back the off-center oscillating weight in tungsten bearing the Officine Panerai logo is visible. Given the absence of a dial, the Panerai Submersible logo is silkscreened onto the sapphire crystal. Gray Super-LumiNova™ fills indices and hands. Water-resistant to 300 meters (30 bar), the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition (PAM01240) features two straps, a bi-material version and a second, Panerai Sportech strap with a velcro closure. Also included is a tool to allow interchangeability of the straps and a screwdriver for removing the buckle.
MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, P.4001/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 in tungsten
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. Carbotech™ case and bezel. See through sapphire crystal caseback. Carbotech™ Safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark). Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
STRAP: Bi-material with grey fabric, T/T stitching, STD, 26/22, BA. Trapezoidal titanium with DLC coating buckle
WATERPROOF: 30 bar (~300 meters)