After bringing us such avant-garde alloys as Carbotech and Goldtech in recent years, Panerai introduces in its new Replica Luminor Marine Fibratech – 44MM model a new high-tech composite material made of mineral fibers from volcanic basalt.
Used here for the first time in the watch industry, Fibratech is constructed from “natural and sustainable eco-fibers,” and 60 percent lighter than steel yet highly resilient and corrosion-resistant.
Perfect Panerai Replica says the material’s unidirectional mineral fibers are produced by the fusion of basalt rock, then bound with polymers to become thin layers which are superimposed in a precise orientation and finally consolidated through a pressure and temperature controlled process.
That means that each 44-mm barrel-shaped case of this new timepiece is subtly unique from all others. Fibratech makes up the case middle, including the patented crown protecting bridge, while Panerai Replica Watch Carbotech is used for the crown itself, the crown-locking lever, and the bezel.
Behind a solid micro-sandblasted titanium caseback beats the movement, Panerai’s in-house Caliber P.9010, which is self-winding by means of a bidirectional rotor and stores a power reserve of 72 hours, or three days, in its two spring barrels.
The Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech Replica Watch comes on a blue strap made of Panerai Sportech, a proprietary woven material with a waterproof, rubberized texture, and fastens to the wrist with a trapezoidal titanium buckle with DLC coating.