Officine Panerai have released another 2500m diving beast The new Luminor Submersible 1950 2500M 3 Days Automatic Titanio, PAM00364 was released as part of Panerai’s ‘Special Editions’ collection unveiled at SIHH 2013. The new PAM 364 is Panerai’s third model with such a depth-rating. Panerai’s first 2500m diver was the PAM 194 followed by the PAM 285 in 2009.
FROM THE DEPHTS OF THE SEA (INTRODUCTION OF HIS HISTORY)
It was on a day sometime in March 1936 that the the Royal Italian Navy chose Officine Panerai’s Radiomir for the missions of its frogmencommandos. This new watch was the first professional military underwater watch in history. It combined water-resistance with another feature which made it truly unique in its field: the powerful luminosity in the dark, which meant that the dial was perfectly legible even in the most extreme underwater conditions in which the Italian frogmen operated. This watch is defined in military records as the “Radiomir”, a name identifying the model of the watch, but which was actually the original name of the self-luminous paste developed by Panerai to coat the figures and hands of its watches.
This time I present to us any strap a bit special, being of all straps that have tested so far, the most flexible and comfortable I’ve ever had; the EG-111 a strap born of a personal idea of its creator Olaf Lugten from DStrap for my reviews and posterior project book about the artisans & straps.
This strap made by Cengiz Seker (Anatolia Straps) are made in Cow Leather painted and aged by hand in vegetable green color with size 26/26 140/85mm in triple folder format.
The bucke is made in flat format by Altan Ongun. Stitching with bronzo thread.
The price are: 149Euros with Buckle and Shipping included.
The handmaker Pirate´s Straps made this strap is based in a Vintage straps used at Marina Militare (frogman) number matching/given to one of the operative Black Seals who wore the watch during underwater SLC (Pig SUB) missions. The strap have two issues number “18” and number “23”. There are different theories about the numbering of these straps, but the most acceptable is the numeration of equipment of each diver in the Navy Frogmans. Probably the first number assigned to this strap was the number 18, you can see that it was made by hand, then after reassign the number 23 in a more serious way. What are the reasons for the renumbering of this strap? by the soldier’s death? for a mistake? it is unknown .. will be the mystery of this historic strap.
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