In a new meeting with MONOCHROME, Panerai’s CEO, Jean-Marc Pontroué, gave us a preview of what’s in store in 2020. The principle subject for the brand would be the 70th commemoration of Luminor. To commend this commemoration, the Italian brand discharges three store selective restricted release watches, which have an effect with their strong perceivability in obscurity: meet the PAM1117, PAM1118 & PAM1119.
The Luminor brand name was enlisted exactly 70 years prior by Panerai. Luminor was the name picked by the brand to portray the tritium-based luminous compound applied to the brands’ dials (to supplant Radium as it is fundamentally less radioactive). Over the long haul the word Luminor would come to depict the notable pad molded instance of the jump watch. Albeit radioactive substances are not, at this point utilized on their watches, Panerai discharges three new Luminor references that honor the first iridescence by shining in the most bizarre places.
These three Luminor Marina restricted release watches stand apart with their irregular glow that works out in a good way past the conventional hour markers and hands. The spine outlining the sandwich dial, just as symbolic components of the Luminor case (the crown, its extension and clipping switch), are additionally fitted with X1 Super-LumiNova. Indeed, even the lash highlights iridescent stitching.
Presented in 44mm cases, water-impervious to 300m, every one of the three watches include creative case materials. Weighing simply 100g, including the lash, the PAM1117 is housed in miniature impacted titanium. Its case is produced by DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), a 3D printing innovation including the sedimentation of metal powder.
The PAM1118 comes in a Carbotech case. This composite material, which has been utilized by Panerai since 2015, comprises of slight layers of carbon strands superimposed on each other.
Last, the PAM1119 is made of Fibratech, an innovative composite dependent on mineral basalt filaments bound along with polymers. Fibratech is depicted by Panerai as 60% lighter than steel and profoundly impervious to corrosion.
Inside is the in-house programmed type P.9010, a huge 13”’ ¾ twin-barrel development working at 4Hz and bragging 3 days power hold. It shows the hours, minutes, seconds and the date.
Price and availability
The Panerai Luminor Marina references PAM1117, PAM1118 & PAM1119 are shop just restricted versions of 270 pieces each. They are fitted on a blue or dark Panerai Sportech lash with brilliant sewing and velcro conclusion. There is likewise an extra elastic lash coordinating the shade of the dial and fitted with a pin buckle.
Last yet not least, Panerai offers an excellent 70-year guarantee period – an extraordinary/record commitment engraved with a seal on the caseback. Retail costs are EUR 19,000 for the DMLS titanium and Fibratech versions and EUR 16,000 for the Carbotech release. For more data, kindly visit www.panerai.com .