SIHH 2015 is upon us! Or, better know as the Geneva Watch Expo. Expect quite a few new releases to be popping up around here this week. After seeing a number of great watches today, we picked the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Watch to share with you. Carbon fiber is rumored to be the next big thing in the watch community. It’s already become the staple in our racecars, bicycles, electronics, drones, wheels, so why not on our wrist. Could this mean the end of, “It’s only a nice watch if it’s heavy?” Time will tell.
The official model number for this watch is the PAM00616. It features Panerai’s signature design developed in the late 1940’s to be worn on the wrists of the Italian Navy. The Carbotech composite material, based on carbon fiber, used in it’s 47mm case is an industry first for watchmaking. A rotating bezel with markers consisting of small studs is inspired by the model created by Panerai for the Egyptian Navy in 1965. The anticlockwise only rotating bezel enables the time of immersion to be calculated: an essential tool for the professional diver as an underwater instrument capable of depths reaching 300 meters.
Inside the sapphire crystal face is a P.9000 calibre automatic movement, executed entirely by Panerai, black dial with luminous hands and Arabic numerals, and a power reserve of 3 days, two barrels. The watch also uses a Glucydur balance, 28 jewels, 197 components and Incabloc anti-shock. It is finished with a titanium back with hard black coating, rubber strap and titanium DLC coated buckle.
No word on price yet. When we find out, we’ll update this page. You can learn more about the Panerai Luminor 1950 Carbotech on their website here.