. However, if you are more on-point using the history of Panerai than all this world, you’ll understand that Mare Nostrum has been the title of the organization’s first chronograph, reportedly designed for deck officers at the Italian Navy.As you’d imagine, given the standing of mid-20th century Panerai, along with the appalling conditions of World War II, the first Mare Nostrum prototype proved to be a proper monstrum of a watch. For starters, it measured some 52mm broad, and was named Mare Nostrum after the phrase first used by the Romans — and, well, afterwards first revived by Italian nationalists after the 1861 unification of Italy and then by the fascists of World War II. Therefore, the origins of the title “Mare Nostrum” could be traced back to the era of the expanding Roman Empire, but one really need not look back that far in time to really have an idea as to why it had been named as such from the Italy of the early 1940s. Funnily enough, many sources say that the 1943 model of the Mare Nostrum never made it into production as a result of turmoils of the war — seems like a lazy explanation, since at what other time than through warfare would a watch designed particularly for the military be of no real use? Anyhow, Panerai also generated other devices under the title Mare Nostrum — so while they were not too keen on the opinion, they had been keen on the name, it seems. Other Panerai Mare Nostrum objects contained delay and timing apparatus for torpedoes and several other explosives employed by the Italian military during WWII — just check out that striking looking Mare Nostrum chronograph boasting a Minerva quality plus some nifty anti-vibration devices.
For the new Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech PAM616, Panerai Watches In Movies 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.