August 24, 2020
Panerai Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44mm
Panerai Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44mm
Panerai redefines the style of the iconic Luminor Marina by combining original creativity with avant-garde materials.
Panerai continues its inexorable evolutionary process of experimentation with a striking new interpretation: the Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44 mm (PAM01661). This is an exciting creation in a year which marks the relaunch of the Luminor Marina collection.
The Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44 mm marks a decisive aesthetic change, confidently capitalising on the expressive potential created and nourished by a new, evocative language which is today the basis of its more widely recognised identity; a CarbotechTM case and a SandwichTM dial with blue Super-LumiNovaTM markings.
This latest Luminor Marina model overturns convention, in that for the first time the collection combines the high-performance composite material developed by Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee and the iconic Sandwich dial with vibrant touches of blue. An intense and highly distinctive combination, a further testimonial to the unequalled LAB-IDTM.
Remarkably tough but also surprisingly light with a weight of only 96 grams, the case of the watch owes its mechanical performance to the CarbotechTM from which it is moulded.
This is a cutting-edge composite, formed of superimposed layers of carbon fibre which are alternately aligned, then consolidated under pressure and controlled temperature with a binding matrix, based on PEEK (polyether Ether Ketone).
Highly resistant to external shocks and corrosion, it is recognizable for its aesthetic appearance, created by its irregular texture so that each piece has a unique character.
The watch has a well-known movement that is a prominent member of the Luminor Marina family: the P.9010 calibre, entirely designed and developed within the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. This is a tested automatic movement just 6 mm thick, fitted with the function for rapidly setting the hour hand, a process which simultaneously adjusts the date. It has a power reserve of three days provided by a double spring barrel.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (a depth of about 300 metres), the new Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44 mm is supplied with a strap in Panerai SportechTM, a water-resistant rubber-like material, black with blue sewing. A second strap in black rubber completes the equipment, together with a special screwdriver for removing the buckle.
Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44mm
Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.9010 Calibre, 133⁄4 lignes, 6 mm thick, 200 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, GlucydurTM balance, IncablocTM anti-shock device, two spring barrels. Executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date.
Power reserve: 3 days
Case: In CarbotechTM, diameter 44 mm, thickness 14,50 mm. Bezel and Safety Lock crown-protecting device (protected by trademark) in CarbotechTM. Sapphire crystal obtained from corundum. 12-sided screw back in titanium with black DLC coating.
Dial: Black, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and hour markers in blue Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
Strap: Made of Panerai SportechTM, black with blue sewing, with trapezoid buckle and clasp of titanium with black DLC coating. Additional strap in rubber, black.
Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments.
The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.
Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter is a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.