SIHH 2015: Panerai Unveils Its First Carbon Fibre Watch, The Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Replica At Best Price


The perfectly round bezel looks equally elegant and masculine, while the cushion-shaped case with its tall profile (unlike the sloped 1950 version) and straight lugs works in brilliant harmony with it. The PAM561 has a totally polished case that’s not quite as impressive as exteriors with alternating finishings can be: it’s is in fact a glistening mass of steel with no sharp angles, complicated corners and borders, or especially fascinating details anywhere. It’s your bog-standard Luminor case that is appealing as a complete and in a glance, but maybe not to its selfishly complicated intricacies.Of the two minor details I would still point out that go beyond mere proportions, first is how the four corners of the midst instance are curved downwards, which carries the edges of the corners away and makes them better complement the round dial and bezel. The next is that the profile of this crown shield – not something many would look at. Its bottom side is completely flat to keep it high over the wrist as possible (though occasionally, it does dig into the skin), while its upper part is tilted upwards, towards the wearer. This, you do not necessarily realize when looking at the watch at a small angle, but it does add more elegance to this over-60-year-old military design.Speaking of the component, strangely enough, Panerai decided to add a fully satin-finished crown guard on the completely polished case. This isn’t something which would stand out instantly at first look, but after spotted wasn’t something that I could quite get used to within the couple weeks with the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561. This aesthetic element is sort of like an exaggerated take on alternating finishing. I will state that, from afar, I found it possibly adds a more quality appearance than that which the PAM561 could have had using a polished crown guard to decide on the reflective instance. It isn’t a maker or breaker of this aesthetics but instead something I think is a bit strange at first, but ultimately, justified.

For the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM616, Panerai Watches Straps Replica 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.