The "Laboratory of Ideas"of Panerai is a platform designed and created to explore and innovate materials, today a field of expertise for the brand. The latest addition to the large choice of high-tech materials is Fibratech, a material made with mineral fibers produced by melting basalt rock. The thin layers are superimposed in a precise orientation and then consolidated through a process where pressure and temperature are controlled. The matrix for binding this reinforcement together is a polymer. This creates an uneven matte gray look with random pattern depending on the cut. From a technical point of view, the Fribatech it is 60% lighter than steel, elastic and highly resistant to corrosion. An appropriate material for such a large diver's watch.
Il PAM01663, the first watch Panerai to use the Fibratech, combines this new material with the brand's proprietary high-tech carbon composite, the Carbotech which, is used to manufacture the bezel, the crown and its locking lever. The caseback is in micro sandblasted titanium. The 44mm case is water resistant to 30 ATM or 300m.
The watch features the signature sandwich dial Luminor, in shaded blue with Arabic numerals and indexes in Super-LumiNova of white color and green luminescence. The movement is the internal automatic caliber P.9010. This large double-barreled movement retains 3 days of power reserve when fully wound. Consisting of 200 components including 31 jewels, it displays the hours, minutes, small seconds and date.
Il PAM01663 comes with a strap Panech Sportech, a fabric that gives a waterproof rubber effect. Blue with white stitching, it features a coated titanium trapezoidal pin buckle DLC. A second blue rubber strap is also provided, along with a screwdriver to remove the buckle. The retail price for it Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm and of 19.000 EURO.