Panerai has always been one of our favorite brands. This watch takes the unique carbon fiber contrasted with vivid blue elements introduced in Panerai’s Lab ID, a watch that uses no lubrication of any kind.
Carbotech is carbon fibre and a polymer compressed into thin sheets and layered, then milled providing a much higher surface hardness than molded carbon fiber cases. This watch features Panerai’s sandwich dial which allows for far greater application of luminous material in this case rendered in vivid blue.
It uses Panerai’s automatic 3-day power reserve movement P9010 and is the prototype of one of 2020’s hottest releases. The screw down case back is made in DLC treated titanium and the watch is water resistant to 300 meters. Note that this watch will be engraved OP7060 PN003965 with “OFFICINE PANERAI” instead of PANERAI as the watchmaker does today. And also, the prototype that Jean-Marc has kindly donated, is #4 of 4 produced while under development. Watch video above for more on this.
The retail value of this watch is USD 12,800