Panerai's Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic

The Italian watchmaker releases a special edition Luminor in a Carbon Fiber-based composite.
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Photo: Panerai

Photo: Panerai

One of the biggest announcements from Panerai at this year's SIHH tradeshow is a very special Luminor release that features a case not made from steel, gold, or titanium, but a high-tech material called Carbotech. Carbotech is a composite material based off of carbon fiber that has never been used in watchmaking. 

While the case is firmly planted in forward-looking technology, the watch as a whole pays homage to the heritage of the brand with a case design inspired by the very same watches worn by Italian Naval Divers in the late '40s. 

The movement is their in-house automatic P.9000 that is comprised of 197 components and has a power reserve of up to three days. The watch also features a rotating (anti-clockwise only) bezel that is used to calculate dive time, a rubber dive strap, and water resistance down to 300 meters. 

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