A high-performance vehicles brand, Brabus combines its excellence with Panerai’s timekeeping precision to launch a skeletonized automatic movement
October 6, 2021: Luxury watchmaker, Panerai, and high-end tech-luxury brand, Brabus, have recently announced a new collaboration. Celebrating the start of this new partnership is the debut of Panerai’s first-ever skeletonized automatic movement in daring, high-end watches which have been inspired by the design of the Brabus ‘Shadow Black Ops’ series of boats.
The collaboration will bring together the design DNAs and identities of both brands. It will present a series of exclusive watch products, expanding the reach and visibility of both brands in the worlds of boating and watchmaking.
Both these brands are recognised as unconventional forces in their respective fields, and share a passion for and a connection to the marine environment. Panerai has an origin and history inextricably linked to the development of diving watches, and the character and design of which perfectly fits to the Brabus ‘Black Ops’ line of luxury dayboats.
The ‘Panerai Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Edition is the natural and fitting first result of this creative, marine-based collaboration between Panerai and Brabus. This is a limited edition of Panerai’s longstanding diving instrument, that- as a testimony to both brands’ roots in technology and craftsmanship, is at the same time the first-ever Panerai watch with a skeleton automatic caliber.
The P.4001/s features a one piece off-entered oscillating weight which allows for bi-directional winding, by which the two spring barrels efficiently wind up while the watch is worn. Made of tungsten, the oscillating motor enables the movement and therefore the watch itself to be much thinner and lighter while the stop balance wheel and seconds reset devices, enabling the time to be synchronised 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.
The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Edition is available in a limited run of only 100 pieces. A product of 3 years of development, it has resulted in features such as a patented polarised 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.
This 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.
The adaptation of the signature gunmetal grey, black and red colour palette of the Brabus in the Panerai Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Edition further enhances similarities and brings both product lines closer together. A modern, dark grey Carbotech watch was chosen as a logical tribute to both brands’ frequent use of innovative and high-end composite materials. The 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.
The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Black Ops Edition is water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar) and features two straps, a bi-material version and a second, Panerai Sportech strap with a velcro closure. And included is a tool to allow the interchangeability of the straps and a screwdriver for removing the buckle.