It’s been three years since Panerai first introduced the Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days PAM 700. The now classic watch was born as an experiment, using high tech carbon fibre composite as its core material. Now that we’re in 2020, the Lab-ID has been reinvented in the form of Luminor Marina Carbotech PAM 1661.
The newest addition to the family of Panerai features a 44mm black carbon case material, a SandwichTM dial, blue Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence hour markings (matching the fabric stitching on the strap), small seconds at 9 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock. The sports watch runs on automatic mechanical movement, with a P.9010 Calibre, anti-shock device, two spring barrels and a 300m water resistance depth rate. Yet the most impressive characteristic of the Luminor Marina is probably its ultralight weight of only 96 grams. The featherlight weight for such a sizeable watch allows for maximum movement, flexibility and comfort.
The carbon fibre material is developed in house at Panerai and is composed of a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer compressed at high pressure to create a resilient material that is lighter than titanium, stronger than steel and also scratch resistant.
Luminor Marina CarbotechTM – 44 mm (PAM01661)
Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.9010 Calibre, 133⁄4 lignes, 6 mm thick, 200 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 alternations/hour, GlucydurTM balance, IncablocTM anti-shock device, two spring barrels. Executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date.
Power Reserve: 3 days.
Case: In CarbotechTM, diameter 44 mm, thickness 14,50 mm. Bezel and Safety Lock crown-protecting device (protected by trademark) in CarbotechTM. 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-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock.
Strap: Made of Panerai SportechTM, black with blue sewing, with trapezoid buckle and clasp of titanium with black DLC coating. Additional strap in rubber, black.
Water Resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres).