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 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 – 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 Carbotech case and a Sandwich dial with blue Super-LumiNova 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-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.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (a depth of about 300 metres), the new Luminor Marina Carbotec – 44 mm is supplied with a strap in Panerai Sportech, 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.