Diver’s Choice

Diver’s Choice

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Italian luxury watch brand Officine Panerai created the first professional divers’ watches and supplied to the commandos of the Italian Navy in the first half of the 20th century. Reaffirming its track record in the field of professional precision measuring instruments is its new model – Luminor 1950 Submersible Depth Gauge.

An underwater watch with automatic winding and a chronometer certificate, this one is fitted with a depth gauge, the measurement accuracy of which has been individually tested and certified by the officially qualified body METAS.

The Depth Gauge is water-resistant to 120 metres and also memorises the greatest depth encountered in the course of the dive. It is 47 mm in diameter like the historic models and is executed in titanium, a hypo-allergenic metal that is extremely resistant and at the same time very light; in contrast, the depth gauge push-piece and the bridge protecting the winding crown are in brushed steel.

The depth gauge is powered by a lithium battery, guaranteed to supply energy to the electronic module for 500 hours. For even greater safety, it incorporates a device which gives a warning if the battery is nearly exhausted.

This year, the watch will be created in a limited edition of 600 units. It is completed by two personalised straps, one of rubber with the traditional large-size buckle made of brushed steel, and the other, a spare one for wearing over a diving suit.