As the luxury watch industry continues to intersect with the automotive world, renowned Swiss watchmakers are releasing exclusive examples with inspiration from the most popular supercars on the market. Responsible for modifying Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce models with performance upgrades, the team at BRABUS pride itself on continuing its ongoing horological partnership with Panerai. After two successful releases, the dynamic duo is proud to reveal the new Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Experience Edition as the third to its trio of automotive-inspired dive watches. The Carbotech case of the Submersible S measures a robust 47mm, with a signature red bezel and an inner ring that pays homage to the German tuning company.
The Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Experience Edition features a skeleton dial that showcases a stripe pattern, representing the typical BRABUS design pattern found on the grill of its supercars. Panerai powers the watch with its new in-house P.4001/S movement, utilizing GMT functions to accurately indicate a second timezone. Commemorating the stunning interior designs of BRABUS vehicles, the Submersible S BRABUS Experience Edition comes fit on a black perforated leather strap with vibrant red contrast stitching. The all-new Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Experience Edition is limited to only 22 pieces and is currently available through an authorized dealer with the price upon request.
Cooperation between Panerai and German after-market specialist atelier Brabus, famous for its bold and high-tech approach to re-design and tuning powerful machines, seems a natural fit. Brabus editions of cars and boats are not meant for the faint-hearted. And the Panerai Submersible collection with combat-ready-looking watches offered in case sizes measuring 42mm, 44mm and 47mm is not created for a milquetoast. And at 47mm, the new Panerai Submersible S Brabus Verde Militare PAM01283 is certainly part of this breed.
This new addition to the Submersible S series launched in collaboration with the Brabus Marine is already the fourth in line. The exceptional Experience, Black Ops and Blue Shadow models were released in the previous two years. The Panerai Submersible S Brabus Verde Militare is similar to the 2021 Black Ops edition, with a skeletonised movement and well-designed open dial. It is sporting new colour accents to match the paint scheme of the boat that inspired this creation – the Brabus Shadow 900 Stealth Green, built by Axopar Boats based in Finland.
The large 47mm case of the Verde Militare Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Experience Edition PAM01283, the unidirectional, anti-clockwise rotating bezel and the trademark Panerai crown protection and locking mechanism are made of Carbotech. This material is lighter than titanium and highly resistant to corrosion. The dark carbon composite surfaces show rather subtle wave-like patterns; together with the military green-coloured hands, indices and crown, they convey a camouflaged appearance, which never goes out of style. The watch has 300m of water-resistance and offers a GMT function and an “optical polar date”, a date window display at 3 o’clock with no visible date disk underneath. This effect is possible because the date wheel and the date window are angled 90 degrees and act as polarisers, and there is a reflector – a piece of polished metal to assist. It is quite an innovative solution, and Panerai engineers and designers proudly mention its name in white print on the dial’s outer green flange. The GMT hand indicates a second time zone, the day-night indicator you see at 9 o’clock, and the steering wheel-shaped bridge with the Brabus logo not to miss at 7 o’clock. You will also find the Brabus text logo on the crown locking lever and the titanium DLC-coated caseback. The caseback features a see-through sapphire and offers a view of the P.4001/s automatic skeleton GMT movement, not so much revealed dial-side. The tungsten rotor catches the eye, with other elements, like the net of bridges, the mainspring barrels, the red triangle of the 3-day power reserve indicator and the Glucydur balance creating a pleasing but still stealth-inspired image.