Panerai released the new Replica Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm, a new carbon fiber watch reminiscent of the brand’s original LAB-ID Luminor released in 2017. This new watch, which like the LAB-ID features a special carbon case.
The new Luminor Marina Carbotech 44mm uses, as its name implies, a 44-mm Carbontech case in the brand’s iconic Panerai Luminor Replica design with its cushion case, prominent bezel, short lugs, and encompassing crown guard.
The black dial of the Replica watch also uses the familiar Luminor design, with sandwiched features giving an engraved appearance to the blue Arabic numerals and simpler hour markers. At the 3 o’clock position you’ll find a subtle date window, while toward 9 o’clock is a minimalistic small seconds subdial.
Powering the Panerai Luminor Marina Replica watch is the P.9010 Caliber, an in-house automatic movement capable of a 72-hour power reserve, and used often throughout Panerai’s Luminor collection.
It is well known that metal bracelets are a rare avis in Panerai Replica. The vast majority of its references are delivered with straps, be they leather, rubber or fabric, so the bracelet of the new PAM977 and PAM978 can be considered a singularity to take into account.
Accompanied by another rarity such as the indexes and numerals applied, its homogeneous look can only surprise us by drastically breaking with the aesthetic codes of Fake Panerai Watches, in addition to worsening one of its virtues: its readability.
A single color element encourages the monochromatism that make up the case, the bracelet and the dial: the blue hand of the small second hand located at 9 o’clock, an element visually balanced by the date window at 3 o’clock.
InsidePanerai Swiss Replica houses the same caliber, the P.9010, an automatic ski lift mechanism with three days of power reserve.
First released in 1938 for the Royal Italian Navy, the earliest Panerai Radiomir Replica displayed archetypal characteristics of brand, from the rounded Arabic numerals at the cardinal points to the luminous ‘sandwich’ dial for extra legibility in the dark.
The patented substance called Radiomir, for which the Replica Watchitself got its name, was eventually banned and replaced with significantly less toxic Luminor material in 1949. Sound familiar? They created an entirely new watch around that luminous compound too.
The first Fake Panerai Radiomir was reference 3646 and clocked in at 47mm with that signature, waterproof stainless steel cushion-shaped case with Arabic numeral, a sandwich dial with the radioactive Radiomir, wire lugs, and a sturdy leather strap.
The crown was smaller but featured a serrated pattern for easy maneuvering. The first Radiomir copy watches were also produced by Rolex, featuring a manually-wound calibre 618 movements.
What set this particular Panerai Radiomir apart were new elements like a marked bezel for calculating immersion time and a crown guard mechanism which we now know and associate with the Luminor.