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LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950 CARBOTECH™ 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC - 47MM

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The Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech™ 3 Days Automatic presents a remarkable new technical innovation: the case is made of carbotech™, a composite material based on carbon fibre, never before used in the world of watchmaking. While the technology of the material looks to the future, every detail of the design of the watch is faithfully inspired by the history of the brand.

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MATERIAL

CARBOTECH™ EXTREME PERFORMANCE

The Carbotech™ is a composite material based on carbon fibre, never before used in the world of watchmaking. As well as providing exceptional technical performance, Carbotech™ has an uneven, matt black appearance, which varies according the cutting of the material: the result is that each example is unique. The structure of Carbotech™ is designed to enhance both the aesthetics and the performance of the material, which is used to make the case, the rotating bezel and the lever bridge which protects the winding crown. To form the plates of Carbotech™ from which these components are made, thin sheets of carbon fibres are compressed at a controlled temperature under high pressure together with a high-end polymer, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material, making it even stronger and more durable. With this structure, the mechanical properties of Carbotech™ are much higher than those of similar materials or of other materials used in the world of watchmaking, such as ceramics and titanium: Carbotech™ is lighter than these and much more resistant to external solicitations, as well as being hypoallergenic and not subject to corrosion.

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CASE

THE LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950

The Luminor 1950 case (47 mm in diameter), developed by Panerai in the late 1940s to be worn on the wrists of commandos of the Italian Navy, is enhanced by a rotating bezel with markers consisting of small studs, inspired by the model created by Panerai for the Egyptian Navy in 1956. The bezel rotates only anticlockwise and enables the time of immersion to be calculated: a very useful function for a professional underwater instrument which is tested for water-resistance up to 30 bar (about 300 metres).

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THE MOVEMENT

THE P.9000 — IN HOUSE MOVEMENT

The P.9000 calibre, created entirely by Panerai and used in a series of Luminor 1950 and Radiomir models, is fitted with various functions: it is an automatic calibre with a 3-day power reserve and a unique technical design which makes these movements immediately recognizable. The calibre has a diameter of 13¾ lignes and numerous features: two barrels which guarantee 72 hours of power reserve; a single piece rotor which winds by moving in both directions thanks to an automatic ratchet device; a balance wheel with adjusting screws, oscillating at a frequency of 4 Hz.

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BRACELET

NEW RUBBER WITH BLUE OP LOGO

Black rubber bracelet characterized by a new personalization for the OP logo, which for the first time is proposed in Panerai blue. The logo is made with a blue rubber insert that is applied onto the black rubber bracelet.