SIHH 2015: Panerai Unveils Its First Carbon Fibre Watch, The Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Perfect Clone Online Shopping


Add to all of this research that Mr. Jose Pereztroika of all perezcope.com has conducted — read here and you will discover the Mare Nostrum’s case layout really is much nearer to what Panerai had been doing at the mid-1950s, as opposed to in the early ’40s. Panerai has a fairly poorly documented background and the Mare Nostrum is a fitting example — there is one real detailed image from the ’50s, the one that you see further above, and that is about it. However, the Mare Nostrum has definitely existed and it’s for all to decide just how much weight they give into the fact of whether or not Italian navy commanders were rocking it throughout World War II.Worry not, though, in the event that you thought this new release was going to be massive as from a 74 years ago, or its 52mm tribute-pieces out of 2010 and 2015. This isn’t a new-found thing either. There were several limited editions made in Panerai’s pre-Vendome era. This, incidentally, essentially means pre-Richemont (just the names have changed, but nothing else). On one note, “pre-V” is probably used so much because Panerai, auctioneers and lovers of this brand likely much prefer calling it the vague “pre-Vendome” instead of “pre-Richemont” that only mortal watch enthusiasts could understand.Back on topic: back in the mid-90s, Panerai introduced the mention 5218-301/A, a 42mm-wide bit that is remarkably close in its own look to this new Panerai Mare Nostrum PAM716. It was also followed by two Slytech pieces, in harmony with Panerai’s love reaching its climax with actor Sylvester Stallone — that, in fact, has done a whole lot by helping expose the then-largely-unknown brand, and that remains a lover of Panerai for this day.

For the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM616, Panerai has turned to a carbon fibre reinforced polymer known as Carbotech for the case, bezel and crown lever bridge, the first time Panerai has used a carbon fibre composite.

Long popular with brands like Hublot and Richard Mille, it is now Panerai‘s turn to use carbon fibre composite for a watch case. The new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic (PAM00616) is named after the carbon fibre reinforced polymer used for make the case, bezel and crown lock bridge. Carbon fibre composites like Carbotech have a characteristic wave-like pattern due to the layering process used to make the material. Sheets of carbon fibre are laid on top of each other, with a polymer resin in between to hold it together. It is then put in an autoclave, a sort of high pressure oven, resulting in a light and strong composite. The distinctive striped appearance is due to the layers of carbon fibre inside.

Rated to 300 m, like most of the other Panerai Submersible watches, the case is 47 mm in diameter, with blue accents on the dial as well as parchment coloured Super-Luminova.

While the case is carbon composite, the screw-down back is titanium due to the fact that carbon fibre composite not reacting well to torsional (or twisting) forces. The PAM616 is equipped with the P.9000 automatic movement and a rubber strap. The Submersible Carbotech is part of the regular collection, with pricing yet to be announced.