The new Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic is the first Luminor Marina made using carbotech. The structure of the carbotech enhances both the appearance and the performance of the material, which is used for the case (44 mm in diameter) and the bridge device with locking lever which protects the winding crown. To form the plates of carbotech from which these components are made, very fine leaves of carbon fibre are compressedat a controlled temperature under high pressure together with a polymer, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material making it even stronger and more durable. The carbon fibres used are very long, in order to ensure great aesthetic uniformity, and the leaves are superimposed and pressed in such a way that the fibres of each layer are at an angle to the ones above and below it. This structure means that the mechanical properties of carbotech are much higher compared to those of similar materials or of other materials used in the world of watchmaking, such as ceramic and titanium.
Carbotech is lighter and much more resistant to external stresses, as well as having hypoallergenic characteristics and not being subject to corrosion.
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44 mm PAM00661
MOVEMENT: Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date. CASE: 44 mm, carbotech. DIAL: Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock. POWER RESERVE: 72 h. WATER-RESISTANCE: 30 bar (~300 meters). Price: 11.500 Euro including 19 % VAT.