We recently reviewed a collaboration between Panerai and famed explorer Mike Horn. Its most notable include an eco-friendly manufacturing process that uses scrap aviation-grade titanium. Moreover, even the watch strap is sourced from recycled PET, which earns major brownie points for nature in our book. This is a first for the company since most luxury watch brands normally use new material. Moving on to another model in its lineup, we have the Panerai Submersible Carbotech and it’s a looker.
Most high-end watches opt to use precious metals, but some experiment with innovative materials. The gorgeous matte finish of the Carbotech sports a mesmerizing pattern that’s supposedly unique for each example. Panerai crafts it using thin sheets of carbon fiber with a mix of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK). Its then undergoes high-pressure compression to create an extraordinary durable composite. The resulting product is a lightweight and robust timekeeper that absolutely looks stylish.
The Panerai Submersible Carbotech is a striking timepiece that ditches the titanium finish of its siblings for a darker shade. The case, bezel, as well as the brand’s iconic crown guard, use the composite material. Additionally, the case back is black titanium, while rubber straps and a titanium buckle complete the ensemble. The indices, hands, and markings on the bezel all have Super-LumiNova coatings for low-light visibility. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, this watch is ready for diving with a 30-bar water resistance rating. The watch runs on P.9010 automatic mechanical movement with a three-day power reserve in tow.
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