Back in 1950, Panerai obtained a patent for a tritium-based luminescent paint named Luminor to utilize on its watches. While the Luminor watch model name did not become official until decades later, this season marks the 70th anniversary of that actual Luminor substance.
To observe, Panerai published three brand new Luminor Marinas (PAM 1117, 1118, & 1119) all of which benefit from a wholesome dose of new-generation SuperLuminova”X1″ luminescence. In addition to coating the usual elements like hands, hour markers, and dial text, Panerai also implemented the green-glowing lume on unexpected details like the rehaut, crown shield, winding crown, and even the ring stitches.
New Panerai Luminor Marina Watches for 2020 PAM1117
The trio of all Luminor Marina watches that make up the limited-edition”70 Years Of Luminor” lineup all sport 44mm cushion-shaped cases complete with the signature crown protecting bridge; however each reference is fashioned from a different substance. The PAM 1117 is made from titanium, the PAM 1118 consists of Carbotech, and the PAM 1119 consists of Fibratech.
Carbotech, that was released by Panerai several decades ago, consists of thin layers of carbon fibers leading to a lightweight material that is resistant to stress and corrosion. On the flip side, Fibratech is fresh to the Panerai catalog for this year, and incorporates unidirectional basalt mineral fibers secured from polymer, which lends an uneven organic-like grain feel to the material. Each mention is limited to 270 pieces.
Powering the new Panerai Luminor Marina”70 Years Of Luminor” versions is the familiar in-house Caliber P.9010 automatic motion, which provides the watches using a three-day power reserve. To highlight the seven-decade anniversary, Panerai is supplying a really unparalleled 70-year warranty (!) — that is proudly engraved on the casebacks of the new”70 Years Of Luminor” watches.
Introducing New Panerai Luminor Marina Watches for 2020 PAM1119
Together with the limited edition models above, Panerai also enlarged the Luminor Marina collection with three brand new regular-production models: the PAM 1662, the PAM 1663, and the PAM 1112. However again, each model runs on the Caliber P.9010 automatic motion and features the exact same 44mm case form but made from differing materials.
The Luminor Marina DMLS PAM 1662 has a sandblasted titanium case, made with Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technologies — a quick 3D printing technique whereby titanium powder forms into solid thing 30 microns at one time. The instance is then fitted using a Carbotech bezel, crown, and crown shield lever. Housed inside the case is a anthracite Panerai sandwich dial, furnished with grey Super-LumiNova packed markers.
New Panerai Luminor Marina 2020 PAM1662
The Luminor Marina PAM 1663 features a Fibratech case, which isn’t just 60% lighter than steel but also highly resistant to corrosion — rendered in a matte gray color and including an intriguing wood-like finish. Panerai watches also fits this version using a bezel, crown, and crown shield lever created from Carbotech, but the sandwich is implemented at a vibrant blue colour to coordinate with the blue strap.
Finally, there’s the luxurious Luminor Marina PAM 1112 using a Goldtech instance, which will be Panerai’s reddish gold metal that includes copper and platinum to attain its distinctive shade and resistance to oxidation. The hot golden tone contrasts beautifully with the rich blue sandwich dial and blue alligator strap.
Irrespective of the type of material chosen for the instance or just how much lume is utilized to light up the watches, what is common to all these new Luminor Marina models is the unmistakable shape of Panerai’s iconic view.