TWO OF THE MOST PIONEERING INNOVATIONS OF THE PANERAI LABORATORIO DI IDEE – THE EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH AND RESISTANCE OF BMG-TECHTM AND THE LIGHTNESS OF CARBOTECH – ARE COMBINED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A NEW PROFESSIONAL DIVING WATCH WITH A UNIQUE LOOK AND THE POWERFUL PANERAI CHARACTER.
The brush-finished 47 mm case is made of BMG-TECHTM, a bulk metallic glass, that is, a material obtained from a particular glass-like alloy by a process which prevents a substantial crystallisation. The alloy (consisting of zirconium, copper, aluminium, titanium and nickel) is subjected to high pressure injection at a high temperature and then cooled for just a few seconds, so that the atoms do not have enough time to assume a regular, orderly structure, as normally happens in crystals.
This “chaotic” structure of the material is the secret of its properties: greater strength combined with greater resistance to corrosion, external shocks, and magnetic fields. The BMG-TECHTM case is enhanced by the bezel made of carbotech, a material based on carbon fibre which combines toughness and exceptional lightness with great character from an aesthetic point of view. In fact, carbotech makes each example of the new Panerai Submersible BMG-TECHTM unique, since the striations of carbotech’s carbon fibres are different in every watch.