Panzera Aquamarine Collection

These Australian designed and Swiss* made divers’ watches are getting the attention they deserve from shoppers looking for top quality at a sensible price. Panzera are one of the fastest growing watch brands in the world – credit indeed in these difficult times. Currently Panzera provide several product lines satisfying a vast majority of customer’s requirements in terms of size, style and price. The Panzera Aquamarine and Panzera Aquamarine SWISS are the models we’re focusing on.

the new Aquamarine Swiss are assembled in Switzerland *

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For a company that was conceived in 2009 and produced it’s first watch in 2010 (the Flieger 47 Pilot watch) they have gone a very long way. This rapid success has been achieved by applying a fairly simple recipe – design a great product that’s 100% fit for purpose and sell it at a sensible price. Their watch range is designed around the three elements : AIR (Flieger) – LAND (Time Master) – SEA (Aquamarine). The logo you will find on the back of all Panzera watches is a Navigation Star paying tribute to the exploration of the Land, Air and Sea.

We’re going to focus on their SEA watches – a range of competent sea and dive watches that go under the collective name of Aquamarine.

Swiss made Aquamarine models

The headline grabbing SWISS made Panzera watches are the Aquamarine Swiss 40 – currently available in three colours – and the Aquamarine Swiss Chrono 45. These watches are painstakingly hand assembled in the Ticino region of Switzerland by master watchmakers. Each watch takes 7 days to assemble, test, regulate and certify before being individually serial numbered – ready for the new owner.

Panzera Aquamarine Swiss Chrono 45

The To grab the attention of watch connoisseurs there are only certain words that succeed in grabbing people’s attention. One such word is the Swiss Movements brand of ETA. Inside the Aquamarine Swiss Chrono 45 you’ll find an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. That’s a movement used in such classics as the Rolex Daytona and several Omega, Breitling and IWC watches. With 25 Jewels beating out at 28,800 beats per hour the 7750 is a highly prestigious and trusted Swiss watch mechanisms.

Gallery – Swiss Chrono 45

A momentary glance at the images above are probably enough to convince any watch fan that this watch is Quality with a capital Q. Pick one up and hold it in your hands and you’ll be smitten. The 316L marine grade stainless steel polished case with a contrasting brushed decagonal bezel is a signature feature of this brand. Every component has been designed with love and attention to both functionality and beauty. This attention to detail goes right down to the cross hatched screw down crown and chronograph pushers.

Mediterranean Inspiration

Panzera’s marketing team sum up the essence of this watch best – so we’ll let them speak for themselves here “Inspired by the nautical lifestyle  along the Mediterranean coastline of southern Europe. The Aquamarine Swiss chronograph commands attention with a luxurious and rugged style. A formal yet fully functional water-resistant timepiece that can be worn in any occasion.

Technical Specification

MOVEMENT

  • Mechanical Chronograph
  • Valjoux 7750 (Swiss Made)
  • 25 Jewels
  • Day and Date Function
  • Chronograph Function
  • Hacking Seconds
  • 41 Hour Power Reserve

CASE

  • 45mm Diameter
  • 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
  • Screw Down Case Back
  • Screw Down Crown
  • Cross hatched chrono pusher buttons
  • Exhibition Display Back

GLASS

  • Flat Sapphire Crystal
  • Anti-Reflective Coating

STRAP OPTIONS

  • Solid Link Metal strap:
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Brushed and polished finish
  • Solid Link
  • Integrated butterfly deployment clasp
  • Fast Release Feature
  • Rubber and Leather straps also available
  • Lug Width: 24mm

DIAL

  • Midnight Black
  • Luminous Primary Hands
  • Luminous Hour Markers

WATER RESISTANCE

  • 200m – 20ATM
Where to buy and find out more

We recommend all potential customers go DIRECT to their Global Store – PANZERA.SHOP ✅ . Their website is packed with “real-world” videos and excellent product photos that really help appreciate the quality and styling of these fantastic dive watches.

Aquamarine Swiss 40

The same drop dead styling as the Chrono 45 featured above the Panzera Aquamarine Swiss 40 is their Swiss made entry model. The same care and attention goes in to this watch – hand assembled by master watchmakers in Switzerland over 7 days of rigorous quality control, testing, regulating and certifying. For the Swiss 40 Panzera have looked to another iconic movement manufacturer – this time it’s Landeron – to be specific it’s the Landeron CAL.L24. If you’re not familiar with the name think of brands like Heuer, EDOX, and Glycine – all of which have featured Landeron movements in their watches.

Available in White – Black or Blue

Currently the Swiss 40 is available in three colour swatches – however – the customer can mix and match the different case styles with several bracelet / strap options. If you want the white dial version on a red rubber strap, that’s fine or the blue dial with a solid metal bracelet – also no problem. Their own website has a great configurator that allows the visitor to try out all possible combinations. Our favourite at ChronoDivers is the black dial with black rubber strap incorporating a smart yellow stitching pipe.

Gallery – Swiss 40

Technical Specification

MOVEMENT

  • Mechanical Automatic
  • Landeron cal.L24 (Swiss Made)
  • 25 Jewels
  • Date Function
  • Hacking Seconds
  • 41 Hour Power Reserve

CASE

  • 40mm Diameter
  • 12.20mm Thickness
  • 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
  • Screw Down Case Back
  • Screw Down Crown
  • Exhibition Display Back

GLASS

  • Flat Sapphire Crystal
  • Anti-Reflective Coating

STRAP OPTIONS

  • Solid Link Metal strap:
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Brushed and polished finish
  • Solid Link
  • Integrated butterfly deployment clasp
  • Fast Release Feature
  • Rubber and Leather straps also available
  • Lug Width: 22mm

DIAL

  • Midnight Black/Blue & White
  • Luminous Primary Hands
  • Luminous Hour Markers

WATER RESISTANCE

  • 200m / 20ATM

What about the DIVERS WATCHES

Keen eyed Dive Watch fans have probably noticed something’s astray here. Lovely though they are – neither of the watches featured above can be categorized as a true divers watch. Fear not – Panzera have a drop dead gorgeous dive watch – the Panzera Aquamarine 45 Pro Diver.

Aquamarine 45 Pro Diver

For reliability it’s been fitted with a robust and accurate mechanical Seiko automatic (self-winding) movement. Like the Longines Legend Diver it features an internal diving timer bezel. This is set using the dedicated crown – making it impossible to knock while diving as you can with a traditional external bezel. There’s also a new high luminosity resin applied to all the hands and indexes – now your dive time can be read even at the deepest, darkest depths underwater. 

Underwater timepieces demand reliability. That’s why this watch is fitted with a robust Seiko automatic mechanical movement. Not only is the Pro Diver a competent and desirable dive watch it’s also a very versatile timepiece – wherever you wear it – office, bar or beach – it never looks out of place.

Gallery – Aquamarine 45 Pro Diver

An introduction to the rest of their watches

We said in the introduction that Panzera focus on the three elements for their design inspiration – LAND – AIR and SEA. So far we’ve only really looked at the WATER. Below are a selection of their other products. From the WATER range we have the Panzera Ocean 45 and Compact Ocean 38. From the LAND range we have the Time Master 42. Finally – from their AIR collection -a couple of Panzera Flieger 46 Pilot watches including their automatic chronograph version in all black.

About the company – in their own words

PANZERA was conceived by two founding partners from Sydney Australia, inspired to create bold contemporary versions of classic, “vintage style” watches. Our design objective is to capture the soul of classic watches and incorporate contemporary features; which can be observed from size, dial design through to the latest mechanical movements, case materials and modern-day functions, all whilst being accessible to a large number of people at a sensible price point

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Where to buy and find out more

We recommend all potential customers go DIRECT to their Global Store – PANZERA.SHOP ✅ . Their website is packed with “real-world” videos and excellent product photos that really help appreciate the quality and styling of these fantastic dive watches.

Panzera Aquamarine Pro Diver video

Further Reading