It has been a big year for Panerai's distinctive Submersible range, with the new and now standalone collection featuring heavily at the watchmaker's 2019 SIHH showing. The amphibious timepieces, while varied, have been a great opportunity for Panerai to show off some of their newest innovative materials. Case in point is this Submersible, the BMG-TECH 47mm PAM00799. The monolithic timepiece is somewhat of a flag-bearer, not only for the Submersible collection but also two of the Italian marque's latest and greatest resources BMG-TECH and Carbotech. BMG-TECH is a complex amalgamation of things like copper, titanium, zirconium, nickel and aluminium, which form an alloy that is said to be highly resistant to magnetism, corrosion and shock while still maintaining a superior level of strength. Carbotech is a composite-like material that shares a great many similarities with regular carbon fibre. Compressing thin films of carbon fibre together at a controlled temperature creates the pioneering material. Panerai was the first watchmaker on the planet to use the material on a wristwatch. Both of these sci-fi materials have been used by Panerai on other models before; however, what sets the PAM00799 apart is it's the first time we've seen these two materials feature…

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