Panerai continues its inexorable evolutionary process of experimentation with a striking new interpretation: the Luminor Marina Carbotech™ – 44 mm (PAM01661). This is an exciting creation in a year which marks the relaunch of the Luminor Marina collection
The Luminor Marina Carbotech™ 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 Carbotech™ case and a Sandwich™ dial with blue Super-LumiNova™ markings.
Remarkably tough but also surprisingly light with a weight of only 96 grams, the case of the watch owes its mechanical performance to the Carbotech™ from which it is moulded.
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-ID™.
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.
Officine Panerai Luminor Marina Carbotech PAM 1661
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 14.5 mm
Material: Carbotech carbon composite
Water resistance: 300 m
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds; date
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3Hz)
Power reserve: 3 days
Strap: Rubberised fabric; additional strap in rubber
Price: 12.500 EUR