Panerai Luminor Marina watch.
Panerai Luminor Marina watch.
Image: Supplied/Panerai

Panerai continues its evolutionary process of experimentation with a striking new interpretation: the Luminor Marina Carbotech. The timepiece makes its entry in the year that also marks the relaunch of the Luminor Marina collection.

Fast facts

Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.9010 Calibre, 133⁄4 lignes, 6mm thick, 200 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, Glucydur balance, Incabloc  anti-shock device, two spring barrels. Executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date. 
Power reserve: Three days.
Case: In Carbotech, diameter 44mm, thickness 14,50mm, bezel and safety lock crown-protecting device in Carbotech. Sapphire crystal obtained from corundum. 12-sided screw back in titanium with black DLC coating.
Dial: Black, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and hour markers in blue Super-LumiNova with green luminescence. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
Strap: Made of Panerai Sportech, black with blue sewing, with trapezoid buckle and clasp of titanium with black DLC coating. Additional strap in rubber, black.
Water resistance: 30 bar (300m).

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This latest Luminor Marina model defies convention — 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. 

Remarkably tough but also surprisingly light with a weight of only 96g, the case of the watch owes its mechanical performance to the Carbotech from which it is moulded.

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 polyether ether ketone.

Highly resistant to external shocks and corrosion, its recognisable aesthetic is created by its irregular texture so that each piece has a unique character.

The Panerai Luminor Marina comes with a strap in Panerai Sportech, a water-resistant rubber-like material, black with blue stitching.
The Panerai Luminor Marina comes with a strap in Panerai Sportech, a water-resistant rubber-like material, black with blue stitching.
Image: Supplied/Panerai

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 6mm thick, fitted with the function for rapidly setting the hour hand, a process that simultaneously adjusts the date. It has a power reserve of three days provided by a double spring barrel.

Water-resistant to about 300m, the new Luminor Marina Carbotech comes with a strap in Panerai Sportech, a water-resistant rubber-like material, black with blue stitching. A second strap in black rubber completes the equipment, together with a special screwdriver for removing the buckle.

For more information, visit the Panerai website.

* This article was paid for by Panerai.

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