Bronze is an interesting material for a watch case as the copper and tin alloy takes on a patina over time. The aged look is exactly what collectors love as it not only lends it a somewhat vintage appeal but also because its appearance is unique to the wearer – no two bronze watches are exactly alike.
So you can imagine the excitement among Panerai enthusiasts when it released the Submersible PAM 382 with a bronze case in 2011. Two more limited editions and one unique piece followed; the Bronzo remained elusive for most but the die-hard few.
That changes with the Submersible Bronzo PAM 968. Though not a limited edition, it’s still fairly exclusive as it can only be purchased on its website and Mr Porter as well as in its standalone boutiques and WeChat boutique.