SIHH 2015: Panerai Unveils Its First Carbon Fibre Watch, The Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech Replica Wholesale Suppliers


Sandwich dials are fun and all, but your first Panerai Watches Canada Replica more than probably had that previously, and the PAM561 is similar to your second or third at the line, as I mentioned above, where you do want something new in the subtleties that render you Panerai different from another. The notable “8 DAYS” marking preceding six o’clock refers to this P.5000 in-house caliber — but before we proceed to that, only one more word (and also my only gripe with the PAM561) on legibility.The black numerals along with the black painted palms using their off-white (although not artificial classic!) Centre contrast beautifully against the white dial — the lume pips and also the middle of the palms turn clearly green when it’s bright outside, the superbly excellent Panerai lume is so powerful. Stay inside for longer, though, as the lume discharges (and doesn’t get much charge from ambient lights), these components go back to being white.Everlastingly very good color contrast aside, but the only two hands on the PAM561 are just way too brief. I noticed this in official pictures but even through the excitement of unpacking a newly received inspection unit, they stood out to me too brief — and, frankly, I really don’t see why this was essential. The second hand falls way short of the track it’s by definition supposed to reach, along with the hour hand sometimes only looks “lost” from the ocean of white, coming in way too brief to be even remotely near the outer edge of the dial (it hardly reaches halfway across).Perhaps more and thicker palms would have put extra strain on the movement, however if anything else, an 8-day power reserve movement ought to have sufficient torque to move these light and thin hands round. I personally will go so far as to say I would have traded a day or two of power reserve for more hands.With that, onto the movement we proceed: dubbed the P.5000, it is one of Panerai’s tirelessly expanding range of in-house moves and pretty much the most economical among them.

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.