Just when I thought black ceramic watches were dead, Panerai brings it back from the dead and knocks it out of the park with the release of PAM00508 at this years SIHH in Geneva Switzerland. What is the PAM00508? This is a beast of a watch! This 47 mm Submersible 1950 Ceramica which is the Epitome of a real mans watch with balls and guts!
The case of this watch is a 47 mm and made out of black ceramic as is the bezel which is anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals. While the caseback of the watch screws down and is made out of titanium which is hardened black coated for ultimate reinforcement and durability.
This watch boasts the P9000 in house calibre automatic 3 day movement as its engine. This movement is technical reliable and can take a beating just like the watch. The only problem I see with this watch is that its limited, practically sold out and it wont deliver for another year which means I can’t get one. This watch is sure to become extremely collectible and at over $17,000 retail it amazes me the that the demand still outweighs the supply.
MOVEMENT 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.
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.
CASE Diameter 47 mm, black ceramic.
BEZEL Black ceramic anti-clockwise unidirectional rotating bezel with graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion and ratchet click at minute intervals.
BACK Screw, titanium with special hard black coating.
DEVICE PROTECTING THE CROWN (protected as a trademark) Black ceramic.
DIAL Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.
CRYSTAL Sapphire, made of corundum, 4 mm thick. Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE 30 bar (~ 300 metres).
STRAP PANERAI personalised leather strap and trapezoidal titanium buckle with special hard black coating. Supplied with a second interchangeable strap and a steel screwdriver.