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Materials innovation for the Panerai Luminor Marina
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Materials innovation for the Panerai Luminor Marina

Thursday, 30 April 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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Panerai returns to the legend that is Luminor with a special edition Luminor Marina. The case debuts Fibratech™, a material made from mineral fibres produced by the fusion of basalt rock.

On the 70th anniversary of the first use of Luminor, a self-luminous substance based on tritium dating from 1950 which became an aesthetic and functional expression of the brand, Panerai turns the spotlight on that most significant year by renewing a true tradition with an exciting new product: the Luminor Marina Fibratech™ – 44 (PAM01119). Guaranteed for 70 years. A special edition, available exclusively in Panerai boutiques throughout the world and produced in a limited edition of 270 units, it experiments a new expressive language through an extensive use of Super-Luminova™, result of the fusion of tradition and advanced research, benchmarks which form the basis of Panerai’s cultural and historical heritage

Luminor Marina Fibratech™ – 44mm (PAM01119) © Panerai
Luminor Marina Fibratech™ – 44mm (PAM01119) © Panerai

Distinctive sign of the new luminor Marina FibratechTM – 44mm is the luminous highlighting of iconic elements such as the bridge protecting the crown, the crown itself and the locking lever, made possible by the use of an evolved Super-LuminovaTM “X1” able to ensure a higher intensity and a longer lasting persistence. Identity confirmed on rehaut, decal dial and strap stitching.

Luminor Marina Fibratech™ – 44mm (PAM01119) © Panerai
Luminor Marina Fibratech™ – 44mm (PAM01119) © Panerai

The opaque, uneven texture that is a feature of Fibratech™ enhances the watch’s appearance. Mineral fibres used in Fibratech™ are coming from fusion of basalt rock and minerals additive. These fibres are bound with high-end polymers to become thin layers which are superimposed in a precise orientation and then consolidated through a pressure and temperature controlled process. The latest discovery of the Laboratorio di Idee, the creative hotbed of the brand, is now being used in Panerai’s new Fibratech™ watches. the new Luminor Marina Fibratech™ – 44mm is fitted with a Panerai Sportech™ strap, black with luminescent sewing and a Velcro fastener

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