A tribute to luminescence, with innovative Titanio DMLS, Carbotech and Fibratech cases.
In a recent interview with Monochrome, Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué gave us what to expect in 2020 as the main theme of the brand will be the 70th anniversary of Luminor. To celebrate this anniversary, the Italian brand released three boutique exclusive limited edition watches whose strong visibility in the dark has an impact: PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119.
The Luminor trademark was registered by Panerai about 70 years ago. Luminor is the name chosen by the brand to describe the tritium-based luminescent compound applied to the brand’s dial (replaces radium because its radioactivity is significantly reduced). Over time, the term Luminor will be used to describe the iconic cushion-shaped case of a dive watch. Although their watches no longer use radioactive materials, Panerai has released three new Luminor references that pay homage to the original luminescence by glowing in the most unusual places.
These three Luminor Marina limited edition watches stand out with their unusual luminous effects, which go far beyond traditional hour markers and hands. The flanges that make up the sandwich dial and the iconic elements of the Luminor case (crown, bridge and clamping lever) are also equipped with X1 Super-LumiNova. Even the strap uses luminous stitching.
All three wholesale watches use a 44 mm case, water resistant to 300 meters, and all use innovative case materials. PAM1117 weighs only 100 grams including the strap and is made of micro-blasted titanium. Its shell is manufactured by DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), a 3D printing technology that involves the deposition of metal powder.
PAM1118 adopts Carbotech shell. Panerai has been using this composite material since 2015, which consists of superimposed thin layers of carbon fiber.
Finally, PAM1119 is made by Fibratech, a high-tech composite material based on the combination of mineral basalt fiber and polymer. Panerai describes Fibratech as being 60% lighter than steel and highly resistant to corrosion.
Inside is the internal self-winding movement P.9010, which is a large 13-inch ¾ double barrel movement with a frequency of 4Hz and a power reserve of 3 days. It displays hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Panerai Luminor Marina reference PAM1117, PAM1118 and PAM1119 are boutique limited editions. They are mounted on a blue or black Panerai Sportech strap with luminous stitching and Velcro. There is also a spare rubber strap that matches the color of the dial and is equipped with a pin buckle.
Technical specifications-Panerai LUMINOR MARINA PAM01117, PAM01118 and PAM01119
Case: 44 mm sandblasted titanium DMLS, CarbotechTM or FibratechTM case-sapphire crystal-water-resistant to 300 meters
Movement: Automatic movement P.9010-37.80 mm x 6 mm-28,800 vibrations per hour-3 days power reserve-31 jewels-hours, minutes, small seconds and date
Strap: Black or blue Panerai Sportech strap, luminous stitching, Velcro closure-additional black or blue rubber strap with pin buckle
Reference: PAM01117 DMLS Titanium