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

Apart from the movement, the case silhouette, and that sandwich dial, another signature element of this Luminor family of watches is that lever-operated security system for dogging down the crown. The curved locking lever includes a small roller on the end of it that, if you lock it down, then presses the wafer-shaped crown against a gasket from the crown tube, sealing the watch. It’s more complicated than a screw-down crown, but it also features an extremely positive method for ensuring water stays out of this case and it is a great alternative to the somewhat neater feeling of a screwed-down crown (and there’s no risk of cross-threading either, as occasionally happens with watches whose crowns are screwed into position). The other huge benefit of the locking lever is that it is just plain fun to play with, and even though to do so too much is kind of against the spirit of this watch (the entire point of the eight day movement was to decrease to a minimum the amount of time the crown is in an unlocked position) in the same time you will likely discover the impulse to play it irresistible.Despite the dimensions, this is only one of those easiest-to-wear watches I have ever had on. Thanks to the thick but still pliable strap, which tapers in thickness from the lugs into the trick, it seems really secure and it’s a pleasure to have on. The very best thing about it, other than the chance to play with the locking lever, is your dial; this thing glows like a harvest moon.This is a tiny private note; my very first memory of a watch was my Dad’s Benrus, shining like crazy in 1968, therefore any watch that lighting up at the night the way PAM 560 does is fine by me. The movement is a far better piece of work than I gave it credit for initially. It’s honest, it looks bulletproof and it has a ton of really nice chronometric characteristics hard to see this cost, and if you would like something with the amount of design the PAM 560 has this also has a totally free balance and 8 days of gas in the tank it’s a really small list. I’m a late convert to the Panerai faithful and I’m not saying there are not other watches out there for this price point that do not offer a wonderful value as well — but then again, they aren’t Panerais.

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.