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Panerai debuts first-ever skeletonized automatic as result of new Brabus partnership

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Panerai has joined forces with Brabus, a German luxury engineering brand focused on high-performance vehicles.

In order to celebrate the commencement of the partnership, Panerai has debuted its first-ever skeletonized automatic movement inspired by the design of the Brabus “Shadow Black Ops” series of boats.

On the move, Panerai CEO, Jean-Marc Pontroué, said: “When we speak about partnership, it’s not just about a logo, it extends to the highest levels and smallest details. We offer each other complementary skill sets and synergies in terms of products, sales and key markets.”

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Adding: “The ideas, materials and technologies of our brands will be a vehicle for developing concepts that are both disruptive and spectacular. All of these elements will come together to create results and added value to the benefit of our clients, in terms of service, retail concepts and calibers.”

The first result of the collaboration is the “Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Black Ops Edition (PAM01240)”, a limited edition of Panerai’s longstanding diving instrument.

The P.4001/s 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 enables the time to be synchronized with a reference time signal.

The new movement was developed starting from the P.4000 caliber and entirely designed and created at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel.

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.

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.

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.

It is available for £40,000.

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