Panerai : Ultra-sturdy fibers

Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech
Case : carbotech, blackened titanium back engraved with the inscription “Florence 1860” and with the SLC (Silura a lenta Corsa – slow-speed torpedo) used by Italian commandoes in the 1940s Diameter : 47mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber P.9000, 3-day power reserve) Functions : hours, minutes, small seconds, date, immersion-time measurement Dial : black, applied luminescent numerals and hour-markers Strap : rubber, personalized for the first time with the Panerai blue OP logo, supplied with an additional strap and screwdriver Water resistance : 300m

With the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech, Officine Panerai becomes the first watch brand to use carbotech, a material composed of carbon fibers and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) and which achieves unprecedented standards of durability, both when diving and out of the water. The fine layers of carbon fibers are superimposed in large numbers (seven for each 1 mm thickness), alternately set in different directions (at successive 45° angles), with PEEK integrated between each layer. Compressed under high pressure and at a precise temperature, the composite thus achieved is lighter and more resistant than titanium and ceramic, as well as hypoallergenic and not subject to corrosion. On an aesthetic level, the carbotech material thus introduced by Officine Panerai features straight lines on the case and crown guard, and a slightly curved profile sloping at a 15% angle on the bezel. Since they are never exactly identical, each watch is a truly unique object.

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