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

Price for the Panerai Watches Cost Replica Mare Nostrum Chronograph PAM716 (PAM00716) is $9,900 and it will be limited to 1,000 pieces. But what exactly the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical precision and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being one of the cheaper, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking alternatives at a sea of dull black and blue dial watches.Panerai might be a brand of only a handful of — admittedly quite similar — ranges, yet it is just one among few which come with an almost unearthly power in bringing their first-time customer back for another version… and then yet another, and another, and so on. As such, I don’t think the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a standard “first Panerai” — for that, have a look at our Price of Entry informative article on the cheapest Panerai you can buy.I picked the PAM561 specifically because I needed to critique a Panerai that isn’t a clear choice but something one might actually end up contemplating after taking a look at the present production line-up of the brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor instance, it’s a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering which also packs a peculiar hand-wound, in-house-made motion with an 8-day energy reserve.Being the very simple watch that it’s, there isn’t much pizzazz to become distracted by. But that just means that the fewer number of more notable elements need to work together with the greater — and, with one notable gripe notwithstanding, they do.To this day, I remain positively baffled by how ingenious this Luminor case design is, particularly in 44mm where proportions with the dial elements I find much more spot on compared to 47mm. The bigger case is proportionate but frequently too large to work nicely with the dial, in my view.

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