With Panerai International Guarantee Certificate card dated 17 December 2008, Guarantee Booklet, Swiss Confederation Federal Office of Metrology METAS Certificate of Calibration no. 133-04573 dated 28 November 2008, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres Watch Rate Certificate dated 27 January 2005, product information, spare fabric strap with steel Panerai buckle, screw driver, polishing cloth, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.
The present watch is number 403 of a limited edition of 600 examples.
With the Luminor 1950 Submersible Depth Gauge, Panerai is marking its historic continuity and reaffirming its great traditions in the field of professional precision and measuring instruments. The first professional divers' watches in history supplied to the commandos of the Italian Navy in the first half of the last century were made by Panerai, as were the depth gauges which the pioneers wore on their wrists. Today these two indispensable measuring and checking devices are combined in a single instrument: the Luminor 1950 Submersible Depth Gauge. The new model from the Officine Panerai manufacture is a divers' watch with automatic winding and a chronometer certificate (C.O.S.C.), fitted with a depth gauge, the calibration of which is individually tested and certified by an officially qualified establishment, the Swiss Federal Office for Metrology (METAS).
Unlike the historic depth gauges made for the Italian Navy, which were usable to a maximum depth of 30 metres, the innovative device of the Luminor 1950 Submersible Depth Gauge not only measures up to 120 metres, but it also memorises the maximum depth reached in the course of the dive. This is achieved by a sophisticated electronic device, in practice another independent movement, inserted in the case of the watch. Powered by a lithium battery and activated by pressing the push-piece at 10 o'clock, the depth is indicated by the central yellow hand with an arrow point which moves round the graduated scale.