The new Luminor Marina FibratechTM – 44 mm (PAM01663) by Panerai is crafted with a new high-tech composite based on basalt fibre, for the very first time in the watch industry.
Obtained with natural and eco-sustainable row fibers, Fibratech is a composite with remarkable physical and mechanical properties. It is 60% lighter than steel, resilient and highly resistant to corrosion, and it has come into being as a result of the state-of-the-art technical expertise of the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee.
Tested in the aerospace industry, then further developed and refined by Panerai in order to give shape to its watches, FibratechTM is made from unidirectional mineral fibres produced by the fusion of basalt rock; these fibers, binded with polymers, become thin layers which are superimposed in a precise orientation and then consolidated through a pressure and temperature controlled process. This high-tech discovery is ready to make its own high performance contribution to the next generation of Panerai FibratechTM watches, of which the Luminor Marina FibratechTM (PAM01663) is the first example.
With a highly non-homogenous matt grey appearance, but above all with a look that is absolutely impossible to replicate since it depends completely on the cut of the material, FibratechTM opens up new and exciting opportunities for Panerai in the technical and aesthetic spheres.
Used for the case of this model, it is the predominant material of a mixture which is set off and enhanced by the CarbotechTM used for the bezel, the crown and the crown bridge lever. It is another proprietary composite of the brand, consistently and surprisingly impressive for its method of construction, its mechanical characteristics and its expressive rendering.
Beating inside this watch is the P.9010 calibre, entirely conceived and developed by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. This is an automatic movement only 6 mm thick, fitted with the function for quickly setting the time, which at the same time modifies the date. The movement has a power reserve of three days, provided by its twin spring barrels.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (a depth of about 300 metres), the new Luminor Marina FibratechTM – 44 mm is fitted with a strap made of Panerai SportechTM, a woven material giving a waterproof rubberised effect, blue with white stitching, fitted with a trapezoid titanium buckle with black DLC coating. A second rubber strap in blue is also supplied, together with a screwdriver for removing the buckle.
Model: Luminor Marina FibratechTM Vulcano Blu– 44 MM (PAM01663)
Automatic mechanical, P.9010 Calibre, 13¾ lignes, 6 mm thick, 200 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, GlucydurTM balance, IncablocTM anti-shock device, two spring barrels.
Power reserve: 3 days
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
In FibratechTM, diameter 44 mm, 15.65 mm thick
Bezel, crown and crown bridge lever in CarbotechTM
Safety Lock crown-protecting device (protected by trademark) in FibratechTM
Sapphire crystal obtained from corundum
12-sided screw back in micro-sandblasted titanium
Water-resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)
Blue with a graded effect, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and hour markers in white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock
Made of Panerai SportechTM, blue with white sewing, with trapezoidal buckle in titanium with black DLC coating
Additional strap in blue rubber
Suggested retail price
$16,000 (Excl Sales Tax)