Rolling around SIHH today there were a number of watches that caught the eye, all for various reasons. But none, for technical reasons, quite like the uber stealth Panerai Carbotech 3 Days. Launched this year, the Luminor 1950 Carbotech LAB-ID features a new black dial, with LAD-ID engraved on the sapphire crystal — not dial (which I thought was a nice touch). And it has a movement, which doesn’t require lubrication. Yup, you heard, no lubricant. Thats big!
We all know rubies have been utilised in watchmaking for decades as a means for lubrications — so the fact they are all but redundant here is rather exciting.