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SIHH 2017 Panerai Overview: Materials lead the charge
by Simon Neo on January 19, 2017

This year’s SIHH sees Panerai introducing new releases and most notably the Panerai LAB-ID and the new Submersible. These releases sees Panerai leveraging a wide variety of materials to make the watches, from Carbon to Bronze and even the use of precious metals such as Red Gold, this can only lead to a promising lineup of watches with different characteristics from Panerai.

PANERAI LAB-ID

At this year’s SIHH, Panerai released its latest creation, the PANERAI LAB-ID. This timepiece is unique because it harnesses the exceptional properties of carbon material. Every part of the PANERAI LAB-ID utilizes carbon and it shows the versatility of this material as well as the craftsmanship of Panerai’s watchmakers in maximizing its potential.

 

The PANERAI LAB-ID is a great example of using advanced materials to the fullest extent for watchmaking.

 

For instance, the 49mm Luminor 1950 case is made of a composite material based on carbon fibre while the dial is covered with carbon nanotubes and more interestingly, the movement does not make use of any lubrication due to the great mechanical properties of carbon composites.

This is indeed a unique watch considering its focused on the use of advanced materials while integrating a series of technological innovations in it. A great example of the latter would be the PANERAI LAB-ID’s case where it uses carbotech, a composite material based on carbon fibre. Introduced by Panerai, carbotech has a dense and an uneven blackness that varies with the cut of the material thus each piece would have a unique appearance.

Over to the dial of the PANERAI LAB-ID, we see the dial adopting the classic sandwich structure invented by Panerai where in this release, we see blue-coloured Super-LumiNova illuminating the dial, enhancing legibility even in dark conditions. This was made better with the enhancement by the advanced materials used whereby the dial has a coating of carbon nanotubes, used for the first time for the display dial.

 

The dial of PANERAI LAB-ID adopts the classic sandwich structure and features the use of blue-coloured Super-LumiNova to illuminate the dial.

 

The engine behind the PANERAI LAB-ID is the P.3001/C hand-wound caliber movement with a power reserve of three days. The movement is well-crafted and designed to be visually appealing, semi-skeletonised. The movement also does not requires any form of lubrication given the use of carbon composite material to build the movement.

 

A well-crafted movement with an exceptional display of watchmaking, love the carbon finish on it.

 

A product of the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee, the PANERAI LAB-ID is a special edition and is limited to 50 pieces and comes with a black leather strap, with contrasting sewing in the blue as the luminous details of the dial.

Technical Specifications

PANERAI LAB-ID / PAM00700

 

Movement – Hand-wound mechanical, P.3001/C calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset.

Case – 49 mm, carbotech

Dial – Deep black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 10 bar (~ 100 metres)

 

Panerai Submersible

The look of a Panerai Submersible is unmistakable, sturdy and strong in appearance, it is a collective expression of brilliant innovations and exceptional craftsmanship. These innovations are apparent in the mixture of materials used in making the cases such as titanium, AISI 316L stainless steel, red gold, bronze and even newer materials such as BMG-Tech which is a metallic glass known for its resistance to external shocks and corrosion.

 

The Panerai Submersible, a collective expression of brilliant innovations and exceptional craftsmanship.

 

Through these innovations, Panerai has released different variations of a refreshed Submersible for SIHH 2017 in various materials. The introduction of this new refresh does not only see the usage of different materials but also the usage of a new movement for Submersibles. The P.9010 automatic caliber is made entirely in-house at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel and features a power reserve of three days.

 

The latest Submersible release features the P.9010 automatic caliber, made entirely in-house at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel and features a power reserve of three days.

 

Besides the movement, the new design of the Panerai Submersible also includes a unidirectional rotating bezel with a graduated scale for calculating the time of immersion, made possible through a system patented by Officine Panerai. Also, the legibility of the dial on a Panerai Submersible is enhanced through the Super LumiNova coating on the dial, allowing for easy operation even under dark conditions.

 

Technical Specifications

 

Luminor Submersible 1950 BMG-Tech 3 Days Automatic – 47 mm (PAM00692)

 

 

Movement – Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

Case – 47 mm, BMG-TECH material

Dial – Blue with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 30 bar (~ 300 metres)

 

Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Titanio – 47 mm (PAM01305)

 

 

Movement – Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

Case – 47 mm, Brushed Titanium material

Dial – Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 30 bar (~ 300 metres)

 

Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 42 mm (PAM0682)

 

 

 

Movement – Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

Case – 42 mm, AISI 316L brushed steel material

Dial – Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 30 bar (~ 300 metres)

 

Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso – 42 mm (PAM0684)

 

 

Movement – Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

Case – 42 mm, 18 ct. polished red gold.

Dial – Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 10 bar (~ 100 metres)

 

Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio – 47 mm (PAM01389)

 

Movement – Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

Case – 47 mm, Brushed Titanium material

Dial – Black with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 30 bar (~ 300 metres)

 

Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo – 47 mm (PAM00671)

 

 

Movement – Automatic mechanical, P.9010 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.

Functions – Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, calculation of immersion time.

Case – 47 mm, Brushed Bronze material.

Dial – Blue with applied luminous hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock.

Power Reserve – 72 hours

Water Resistance – 30 bar (~ 300 metres)

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