However, in Panerai’s latest model the plates, bridges, barrels, escapement, and anti-shock device all use self-lubricating and dry-lubricating materials — any liquid lubrication is unnecessary. The company is so confident in its latest innovations that it is offering a 50-year guarantee on the LAB-ID.
Another innovative feature is the seductive dark “disco” dial, with its luminous blue numerals and logos. And at the heart of the watch is the in-house P.3001 movement, this time called the P.3001/C (C for carbon), with a three-day power reserve presented in a semi-skeletonised version, without additional lubrication, and with only four jewels. The movement can be admired through the large porthole protected by a sapphire crystal, set in the back of the watch, with the power reserve indicator in full view.
Due to the extra-special qualities and strength of Carbotech, the watch is also water-resistance to 10 bar (a depth of 100m). It comes with a black leather strap with contrasting sewing in the same blue as the luminous details of the dial.