Often considering a watch, choosing a suitable model, we look at the country of production. It's no secret that most people lean towards Swiss or Japanese watches, but what about the rest of the world? Did you know that watches are also made in Australia? Today we will talk about the watches of the young Australian brand Panzera.
The history of the PANZERA brand began in 2009 with the first collections of two passionate watch lovers from Sydney - Roger Cooper and Andrew Herman. The creators drew inspiration from retro models and tried to give the watch modern shades.
Today, the Panzera lineup has a lot of diver-style watches. And this is not surprising, given the brand's homeland. In Australia, diving style is insanely popular.
Let's take a look at the intricacies of the Panzera Aquamarine Pro Diver Infinity Blue Fathom MK2.
The watch is delivered in a leather case with the brand logo, the watch itself, an international warranty and a watch passport with instructions and information about the operation are included.
At the first glance at the watch, it is impossible not to note their dimensions. The model is really small. The case diameter is 45 mm, from lug to lug is 55 mm, the thickness of the watch is 13 mm, the width of the strap is 24 mm.
You can say that the watch is too big, but this is a sports diving model. I doubt that someone will wear them under a formal suit, and just going to the office every day in such hours is not entirely logical. What can not be said about outdoor recreation.
This is a model for summer walks on the beach, surfing or even for a barbecue trip. At such moments, they will emphasize your style and help you easily navigate in time thanks to large marks and arrows. Yes, Panzera's readability is excellent. A bright blue silicone strap will not deteriorate from constant contact with water and will be as convenient as possible. And if you get tired of the color, you can easily change it thanks to the quick-change strap system.
The watch case is also not at all simple. Here it resembles a square pillow, on which, slightly protruding, the dial is located. Finishing is excellent. The main part is matte polished, and the welt around the glass is mirror polished.
A special moment is the presence of two screw-down crowns at once. By the way, they have large notches and are very easy to use, and a wind rose is also engraved on each end. Why are there two of them? The appointment of one raises no questions. Upper - standardly controls the watch mechanism: winding, date and hands translation. But the second crown, at the 4 o'clock position, is already useful for diving. Thanks to it, we can rotate the inner bezel with time marks. Today, this format is used by many brands, protecting the watch as much as possible from possible accidental rotation of the bezel.
The dial of the Panzera Aquamarine Pro Diver Infinity Blue once again refers us to the depths of the sea. Deep blue color shimmers slightly in the sun, turning from bright blue to almost black. The dial features large, contrasting luminescent applied markers and a large yellow 12 o'clock marker.
The date window is unusual. It seems that this is already Panzera's corporate style, to make a slot for more than one day: we see three dates at once, and the current one is indicated by a small red pointer.
At the bottom of the dial there is also an indicator of water resistance of the watch. Here it is 300 meters. Decent indicator. In such watches, you can really swim, dive and engage in active water sports without worrying.
The only, in my opinion, relatively weak point is the mechanism. The NH35 caliber from Seiko Corporation, popular among micro brands, is responsible for the movement. And it's not about its performance: there is no doubt that the mechanism is a "workhorse". I just wanted to see something non-standard with Panzera. Still, the watch is Australian, and this remote continent has a certain fantasy aura. Nevertheless, such a mechanism will work for a long time and work properly.
One of the most important indicators of diver's watches is the display of time in the dark. And Panzer did not disappoint. The luminescent composition is applied not to the arrows, but to the marks. The greenish glow will please the eye for a long time and it will be possible to find out the time while admiring the starry sky on the beach or exploring the depths.
As a result, this is an excellent diver with good characteristics. Sapphire crystal, serious water resistance of 300 meters, self-winding mechanics, decent lume, screw-down caseback and attractive appearance.
The creators succeeded in the idea of combining vintage notes and modern trends. Give your watch your own charm. They did not follow the path of copying top models, but actually created their own worthy watches.