THE BIG 5 OF THE DIVING WATCHES BRANDS

The primary use of dive watches is far less important to their owners today than it was in the past. This does not make dive watches and their brands any less interesting. 

In this article we are going to expose which ones are these brands:

OMEGA

Rolex

BlancPain

Panerai

Doxa

For the following we are going to focus on the brands OMEGA and Panerai.

OMEGA

One of the leading brands of diving watches is, and always has been, Omega, which launched the Omega Marine in 1932. At the time, the water resistance of the watches was at most splash proof, it was the first watch that could be worn underwater. The Omega Marine was immersed in Lake Geneva to a depth of 73 meters (240 feet) and then tested in a pressure chamber where it withstood a depth of 135 meters (443 feet). This experience gave the brand the impetus to develop water-resistant watches, making Omega one of the leading brands of diving watches. The popularity of scuba diving in the years following the Second World War made this period the first era of modern diving watches. Omega launched its famous Seamaster 300 in 1957 as part of its Speedmaster, Railmaster and Seamaster trilogy. This timepiece became a cult watch and is still the inspiration for the current Seamaster 300 collection. Today, Omega continues to develop advanced diving tools for professional divers.

PANERAI

Panerai is also a famous name in the world of diving watches. In the first half of the 20th century, Panerai earned a reputation as the official supplier of marine instruments to the Italian Royal Navy, as well as watches for the army’s combat divers. The timepieces manufactured by Panerai in the 1930s for the Italian Navy are still very popular among diving watch enthusiasts today. For the record, all of these dive watches were designed and manufactured by Rolex. With their oversized cushion-shaped cases and minimalist dials with large numerals, these watches we know today as Radiomir still stand out today.

Diving watches are classics among watchmaking history, they’re still trendy nowadays. 

Discover more diving watches in our website

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WHAT MAKES IT ART

What are complications?

The word complication indicates something that is considered complex or difficult. As
regards watchmaking, a complication consists of additional functions that complement a watch.

What difference does a complication make?

These features added to a watch represent a serious challenge to skilled watchmakers who have to incorporate them in spaces as small as a wristwatch case.
The more functions a watch has, the more complicated it will be to manufacture.
Today, complications add value to watches and directly affect their price. There are many different types of complications, including chronograph, power reserve, tourbillon, etc.
Here we are going to focus on the tourbillon, the GMT and the chronograph.

Tourbillon

What is a tourbillon? In basic terms, it is a feature that improves the accuracy of mechanical watches by offsetting the effects that gravity can have on certain parts of the movement when the watch changes position.

Tourbillon watches feature a tourbillon carriage that is often visible on the watch’s face.

One example is this Jaeger-LeCoultre…

GMT

This is a very useful complication, especially for frequent travellers, as it makes it possible to quickly see the time in the place you are visiting and at home. GMT stands for “Greenwich Mean Time”, thus giving meaning to the world time function. 

GMT is the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, which marks the Prime Meridian that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole.

This Panerai features a tourbillon as well as a GMT function…

Chronograph

It is used to measure short time intervals. To do so, a watch with a simple chronograph has two push-buttons, one on each side of the crown, that are used to start, stop and reset the measurement. 

There are other kinds of chronographs: 

  • Mono-pusher: three actions are performed with a single push-button
  • Rattrapante: allows you to time different events that start but do not stop at the same time.
  • Flyback: allows the chronograph hand to return to zero and restart immediately by pressing the push-button once. 

The SEAMASTER below has a chronograph…

The world of watches is extensive and complex, which is why timepieces are considered highly complex works of art. 

Discover many more models with complications on our website

Geneve Company presenta las novedades de Panerai

El mes pasado, organizamos el primer evento de Panerai en las Islas Canarias. Esta exposición privada se celebró en el lujoso Hotel Santa Catalina. Al acto asistieron invitados de excepción, entre ellos el director español de Panerai. Sin duda, la oportunidad perfecta para hacerles descubrir las últimas innovaciones relojeras de la marca italiana.

Las colecciones y creaciones en el punto de mira

El 22 de marzo, celebramos las últimas creaciones de Panerai. Si no tuvo la oportunidad de asistir a nuestro evento, este artículo le ofrece la posibilidad de descubrir algunos de los modelos presentados ese día.

RADIOMIR 1940 3 DAYS ACCIAIO

En 1916, Officine Panerai presentó una patente para una sustancia llamada «Radiomir», un material luminiscente a base de radio. Veinte años más tarde, Panerai fabricó diez prototipos para los buzos de la Marina Real Italiana, un modelo que más tarde se conocería como Radiomir, por el material patentado inventado por Panerai.

SUBMERSIBLE 42

Panerai se asocia históricamente con el mundo del mar, y el océano es el terreno de juego natural de la marca.

Los relojes sumergibles se inspiran en el diseño del Egiziano, fabricado para la Marina egipcia en 1956. El primer Panerai Submersible para el público civil se presentó en 1998, con caja de acero de 44 mm, bisel giratorio unidireccional y resistencia al agua hasta 300 metros.

En la actualidad, los relojes Panerai Submersible presentan un diseño atrevido y un bisel giratorio unidireccional.

LUMINOR 8 DAYS POWER RESERVE

La colección Luminor es el núcleo de Panerai, con una amplia gama desarrollada por funciones y materiales.

Luminor se centra en los modelos icónicos de Panerai, cuyas cajas se inspiran en los modelos históricos de los años 50 y hoy representan la esencia de Panerai y un símbolo del diseño italiano. La característica clave de estos relojes es el icónico y patentado dispositivo de protección de la corona con palanca, que hace del Luminor uno de los relojes más reconocibles del sector.

LUMINOR DUE 42

La nueva colección LUMINOR DUE es un nuevo capítulo en la historia de Panerai.

Una nueva caja, fielmente inspirada en las líneas del clásico Luminor de los años 50 pero sutilmente rediseñada, entra en la historia de Officine Panerai. Una vez más, el diseño italiano y la experiencia técnica relojera suiza se unen para renovar la historia de una marca única en el panorama de la relojería deportiva internacional.

He aquí un repaso del evento en imágenes:

También puede encontrar fotos en nuestras redes sociales @genevecompany.   

Permanezca atento a futuros eventos, le mantendremos informado a través del blog.  

Limitierte Editionen und Neuheiten bei Geneve Company

500, 800, 1000 – in unserer Boutique warten (sehr) limitierte Auflagen auf Sie. Entdecken Sie sie noch heute. Unsere Flaggschiffmarken wie IWC, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-Lecoultre und Panerai bieten wahre Schmuckstücke in einer limitierten Auflage an.

IWC Schaffhausen

Seit 1868 produziert IWC Schaffhausen echte Meisterwerke der Uhrmacherkunst, die weltweit einen erstklassigen Ruf genießen. Die Marke bietet drei Uhren in limitierter Auflage an, die wir Ihnen nachfolgend zeigen.

Auswahl

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
DA VINCI AUTOMATIC EDITION „150 YEARS“
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
BIG PILOT‘S WATCH EDITION „LE PETIT PRINCE“
IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
BIG PILOT‘S PERPETUAL CALENDAR EDITION „RODEO DRIVE“

Breitling

Seit 1884 erobern Breitling-Uhren die Handgelenke vieler Männer und Frauen, die sich für die feine Schweizer Uhrmacherkunst begeistern. Einige von ihnen haben sogar das Privileg, einen der Zeitmesser zu tragen, von denen es nur eine begrenzte Anzahl gibt.

Auswahl

BREITLING
AVENGER AUTOMATIC GMT 45 NIGHT MISSION
BREITLING
NAVITIMER 1 B01 CHRONOGRAPH 43
BREITLING
PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42 BENTLEY CENTENARY

OMEGA

OMEGA ist seit über 160 Jahren Teil der Geschichte der Zeitmessung. Das Vermächtnis der Schweizer Marke basiert auf ihrem Engagement für Qualität, Design, Präzision und dem hohen Niveau ihrer Uhren, die seit dem 20. Jahrhundert in vier Kollektionen präsentiert werden: Constellation, De Ville, Seamaster und Speedmaster. Darunter befinden sich drei limitierte Ausgaben.

Auswahl

OMEGA
SEAMASTER DIVER 300M CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER
OMEGA
CONSTELLATION CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER 38 MM
OMEGA
SEAMASTER RAILMASTER CO-AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER
TRILOGY

Jaeger-LeCoultre

Seit ihrer Gründung hat es die Marke Jaeger-LeCoultre immer wieder geschafft, Liebhaber schöner Dinge zu verblüffen und in Erstaunen zu versetzen. Dies gilt für allem für ihre Uhren, die nur in einer begrenzten Stückzahl erhältlich sind.

Auswahl

JAEGER-LECOULTRE
REVERSO CLASSIC LARGE DUOFACE
JAEGER-LECOULTRE
POLARIS CHRONOGRAPH

Panerai

Panerai entwirft und fertigt seine Uhrwerke und Uhren in seiner Neuenburger (Neuchâtel) Manufaktur und verbindet dabei italienisches Design und Geschichte mit Schweizer Uhrmacher-Know-how. Eine dieser Kreationen ist extrem limitiert und nur in wenigen Exemplaren erhältlich.

Auswahl

PANERAI
RADIOMIR 1940 3 DAYS ACCIAIO

Alle in diesem Artikel vorgestellten limitierten Editionen finden Sie in unseren Boutiquen oder auf unserer Website.

Submersible eLab-Id™ by Panerai

A concept watch with the highest percentage of recycled material ever created

Panerai is a pioneer in the world of haute horlogerie, offering new technologies, materials and proportions for its highly impacting pieces. At Geneve, we are pleased to have Panerai among our watch brands to provide our customers with the best.

Now the brand has taken one step further, transforming the watch with a view to the planet, creating a groundbreaking new piece. The new Submersible eLAB-ID™ is the watch with the highest percentage of recycled material ever created, poising Panerai to lead an environmentally aware watchmaking movement.

The innovative watch represents an unprecedented achievement in the history of the watch industry. A full 98.6% of its weight comes from materials with a high rate of recycled elements. Its case, sandwich dial and bridges are crafted in EcoTitanium™, a recycled titanium alloy that is a lightweight aerospace-grade metal made of more than 80% pure recycled content.  Moreover, the Submersible eLAB-ID™ is the first watch to use 100% recycled SuperLuminova™ on its dial and hands and 100% recycled silicon for its movement escapement.

Many of the watch’s primary components contain recycled materials

The new Submersible eLAB-ID™ is an achievement for Panerai and a tribute to the creativity and exceptional work conducted by Laboratorio di Idee, the research and development incubator behind all the company’s technical advances. Most importantly, the Submersible eLAB-ID™ presents a great opportunity for the watch industry to finally understand that it is possible to make watches almost exclusively from recycled materials and to thus decrease the need for new materials and reduce our carbon footprint.

To obtain the recycled materials needed to create a watch from scratch, Panerai had to create a new logistics chain. To do so, it invited its partners and suppliers in the watch industry and other industries as diverse as the aerospace and automotive industries on a journey of experimentation and exploration.

As distributors of Panerai watches, we are proud to have watch and jewellery brands that are concerned about making their pieces more environmentally friendly, because this is the future and we do not have another planet. Now is the time to do the right thing for the environment, and it is actions like these that enable us to do so.

With the Submersible eLAB-ID™, the brand has created a model that will serve as a starting point for others to follow and exceed

Panerai Submersible

Officine Panerai came into being in 1860 in Florence when Giovanni Panerai opened his watchmaker’s shop on Ponte alle Grazie, an establishment which served as shop, workshop and the city’s first watchmaking school. Panerai is what is considered a watch manufacture, meaning that its timepieces are equipped with in-house mechanisms that it itself produces in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

In subsequent years, the brand became an official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy, providing it with precision instruments such as its famous Radiomir and Luminor models used by Italian frogman commandos.

In 2021, Panerai’s collection of professional diving watches is being expanded with two new stainless steel models fitted with a ceramic disc on the rotating bezel that gives these new creations a sporty, powerful, contemporary look.

The two new Panerai Submersible models, which express all the power and personality of the brand’s professional diving watches, come with 42 mm cases, a size that remains true to Panerai’s DNA while being suitable for any wrist size.

The case measures 42 mm in diameter

The two new models are fitted with the OP XXXIV manufacture calibre, an automatic movement with a three-day power reserve, the company’s basic standard. Both watches have an AISI 316L stainless steel case incorporating the iconic crown guard and a unidirectional rotating bezel to display dive times. They are also both water resistant to 300 metres.

Robust, functional, resistant and with the immediately recognisable Panerai personality

The difference between the two new Submersible models lies in the colour schemes. The first, which is available at Geneve shops, combines the elegance of a blue ceramic disc around the dial and a blue rubber strap with the distinctively textured grey dial.

Meanwhile, the second features a dial, ceramic disc on the rotating bezel and rubber strap all in black and adorned with luminous white markers that are clearly legible in all lighting conditions and in complete darkness.

On both models, the small seconds hand, an essential feature for ensuring that the watch is running during a dive, is Panerai blue and rotates in the sub-dial located at 9 o’clock, balancing out the date window at 3 o’clock.

The Panerai Submersible in blue is already available at Geneve shops

Panerai Submersible Bronzo. El original.

El nuevo Panerai Submersible Brozo se presenta por primera vez en una colección con nuevo diseño mejorado por un bisel cerámico.

Panerai entusiasmó al mundo de los relojes en 2011 cuando lanzó un reloj de buceo con una caja en bronce, un material que madura con el tiempo y adquiere una pátina que le da a cada pieza un carácter único.
El Panerai Submersible Bronzo (47 mm) es un reloj de buceo profesional que es resistente al agua hasta una profundidad de 300 metros (30 bar) cuyas indicaciones son claramente visibles, incluso en la oscuridad absoluta. La subesfera de segundos a las 9 en punto indica que el reloj funciona correctamente en cada situación, y el bisel giratorio unidireccional permite calcular con seguridad los tiempos de inmersión. El calibre P.9010 de fabricación automática con una reserva de marcha de 3 días tiene un peso oscilante bidireccional que se puede admirar a través de la caja de cristal de zafiro transparente.
Muestra la hora y la fecha y presenta un dispositivo mecánico para configurar rápidamente la manecilla de la hora.