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.
As an Italian brand with a proud marine heritage, it’s understandable that the Mediterranean holds a special significance for Panerai Replica. When the brand first unveiled its Radiomir Mediterraneo limited edition models in 2018, it took one of its most classic designs and mated it with a rich blue sunburst dial treatment that calls to mind the waters of that sea.
Both the PAM01144 and the PAM01078 start with the “wide lug” version of the classic Panerai Radiomir Fake Watch cushion case, sized at 42mm and 45mm, respectively.
While these are classically bold sizes for Panerai Replica Watch, the overall thickness is surprisingly svelte with the PAM01144 coming in at only 11.2mm thick and the PAM01078 only a millimeter thicker.This extra-hard material doesn’t add any water resistance, however, as both Mediterraneo Edition versions are rated at 100 meters in part thanks to sapphire display casebacks.
Both feature a blue sunburst degradè finish that captures the look and feel of the deep sea, while Perfect Replica Panerai’s signature sandwich lume is rendered with a light khaki patina for contrasting warmth.
Both new Perfect Replica WatchesRadiomir Mediterraneo Edition models are paired with a matching dark blue alligator leather strap, featuring tan contrast stitching that plays well off of the warm tones of the patina lume.
Panerai Submersible Replica , which is a proper dive watch with a proper rotating bezel, the Radiomir, which has a smooth bezel and no crown guard, and the emblematic Luminor, which also has a smooth bezel but is fitted with Panerai’s distinctive crown guard locking system.
It also wears much lighter and less top-heavy than many stainless steel Luminor offerings, thanks to the lightweight Panerai Carbotech Replica Watch case, which is comparable to titanium in terms of its physical weight and warmth on the wrist.
It’s an excellent option for those who love Perfect Replica Panerai’s classic minimalist dial aesthetic but have perhaps been turned off by the weight and wrist presence of the brand’s more traditional steel offerings.
Absent the luminous perimeter around the subsidiary seconds, skeletonized handset, and the visually striking movement architecture, this Carbotech is otherwise very similar to the Lab ID at a glance.
PAM 1661 bears a slightly more standard set of chronometric expectations — hidden behind the titanium caseback is an automatic calibre with a three day power reserve, hacking seconds, and a quick-adjust hour hand, making this a greatReplica Watches for anyone who regularly hops between time zones.