SIHH 2015: Panerai Unveils Its First Carbon Fibre Watch, The Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Replica Watches Free Shipping

All the finishing seems to be machine-produced, but the borders of these plates as well as the countersinks are nicely beveled and polished nevertheless — adding a little flair to an otherwise very technical looking motion. The P.5000 additionally includes an impressively low number of elements at just 127 in total.A power reserve indicator arguably could have been a nice component but would definitely have pushed up the cost and added more complexity. Therefore, in this case and paired with the 192-hour power book, I didn’t overlook it much.Price for the the Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is CHF 5,700, that is CHF 1,200 dearer than the PAM630, which has basically the same dial (distinct lume colour and foundation emblem at 6) but the OP I (ETA 6497) hand-wound motion as opposed to this P.5000. To put it differently, the P.5000 using its 8-day power reserve will run you an extra CHF 1,200 that, for anyone comfortable with Swiss luxury watch pricing practices, really isn’t that large of a jump.Sticking using the P.5000, Panerai has a wide range of alternatives to the PAM561 including the exact same watch with a black dial (PAM560) in addition to a titanium-clad model (PAM562) for CHF 600 more.

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.