Introducing

Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm PAM01163

A new Luminor moulded in a new composite based on basalt fibres.

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Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm PAM01163

Panerai’s ‘Laboratorio de Idee’ has been a platform to explore and innovate regarding materials, today a field of expertise for the brand. The latest addition to the portfolio of high-tech materials is Fibratech, made from mineral fibres produced by the fusion of basalt rock. Meet the Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech PAM01163.

Fibratech is a composite material based on basalt rock fibres. Thin layers are superimposed in a precise orientation and then consolidated through a process where pressure and temperature are controlled. The matrix to bind this reinforcement together is a polymer. This creates a non-homogenous matte grey appearance with random pattern depending on the cut. From a technical perspective, Fribatech is 60% lighter than steel, resilient and highly resistant to corrosion. An appropriate material for such a large diver’s watch.

Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm PAM01163

The PAM01663, the first Panerai watch to use Fibratech, combines this new material with the brand’s proprietary high-tech carbon composite. Carbotech is used to manufacture the bezel, the crown and its locking lever. The caseback is in micro-sandblasted titanium. The 44mm case is water-resistant to 30 ATM or 300m.

Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm PAM01163

The watch is fitted with the Luminor signature sandwich dial, in gradient blue with Arabic numerals and hour markers in white Super-LumiNova – green luminescence. The movement is the in-house automatic calibre P.9010. This large twin-barrel movement stores 3 days of power reserve when fully wound. Consisting of 200 components including 31 jewels, it displays the hours, minutes, smalls seconds and the date. 

The PAM01663 comes on a Panerai Sportech strap, a woven material giving a waterproof rubberized effect. Blue with white stitching, it is fitted with a DLC-coated titanium trapezoidal pin buckle. A second rubber strap in blue is also supplied, together with a screwdriver to remove the buckle. Retail price for the Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm is set at EUR 19,000. For more information, please visit www.panerai.com.

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