Watch Spotlight: Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro Bianco

    Panerai, noted for their signature oversized timepieces, is a luxury brand that caters to a crowd with a unique sense of style. Among Panerai’s impressive watches, the Submersible QuarantaQuattro Bianco, identified by the code PAM01226, stands out as a eye-pleaser. In this Watch Spotlight, we’ll look at just why we adore this timepiece and if it’s suitable for your wrist.

    Design

    The PAM01226 stands out with its plain white dial with luminous hour markers, small seconds at 9 o’clock, and date at o’clock. It’s encircled by a brushed steel rotating bezel with a graduated scale, which gives the dial an appealing accent. It also comes in a cushion shaped brushed steel case, which measures quite large at 44mm, making it a standout timepiece on your wrist.

    In addition, the watch itself has two straps. The first is the recycled PET strap, which comes in synthetic green. The second strap is also green but is made from Elasto HNBR. Personally, I prefer the PET Strap due to its comfort and texture.

    The design doesn’t end there; it also comes with a brushed steel crown guard, like the case. This eccentric detail adds to the watch’s size, making it even bolder and more prominent—a component cherished by Panerai collectors.

    Wearing It

    The Submersible QuarantaQuattro Bianco isn’t for the faint hearted or for those that prefer more understated yet stylish timepieces. It draws attention with its full-bodied colour scheme and makes a strong impression with its large size, even to a person wearing dive watches on a daily. Yet, it has its appeal and certainly deserves praise for its charisma.

    In terms of wearing it, you’d be looking to match this with no-nonsense outfits. These outfits include plain-coloured zip-through jackets, polo shirts with blazers, and bomber jackets. It’s undoubtedly a modern-looking watch worn by dapper individuals, so you’ll want to match it with brands like Bottega Veneta, Burberry, or even Brioni.

    Movement

    With a power reserve of 3 days, made out of 171 components, the P.900 calibre is a prominent movement in the Submersible range and essentially is the Baumatic movement from Baume & Mercier, another brand owned by Swiss-based Richemont. Here are some details about the calibre.

    Jewels 25
    VPH / Frequency 28800
    Country of Manufacture Switzerland
    Shock System Incabloc

     

    Final Thoughts

    The stylistic identity developed by Panerai distinguishes it from its competitors, a task that is difficult with so much homage and unimaginative design swamping the industry. While there are dozens of choices in their range, the PAM01226 is one of our favourites with its youthful and energetic aesthetic. However, priced at £8,600, it may not be your debut luxury watch.

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