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Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm (PAM01663) Review

Posted by Daniel Luczak on 8th Nov 2020

Panerai is slowly moving to the top of the industry by offering novelty and composite watches. Panerai doesn’t stick to the traditional materials for its watches, and the company refuses to play by the norms. This is why the brand-new Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm (PAM01663) is made of a specialized material extracted from mineral basalt fibers. This translates into a unique blue-ish dial along with heightened durability and performance. Let’s dive into the schematics of the watch.

The Material

Panerai's Fibratech is approximately 60% lighter than traditional stainless steel that is used for creating watches. Panerai engineers took inspiration from the aerospace industry and bonded unidirectional mineral fibers in the polymer. This unison offers thin layers that are later joined together with heat and seamless electroplating.

What do you get? Well, this amazing material offers a textured matte grey finish. What's even better is that the surface pattern is unique for different watches and directly results from the cutting process for layers. If you get this watch, you will have a surface texture unique to other timepieces of the same collection.

The Automatic Movement

Panerai's automatic P.9010 movement is the mitochondria of this watch, and it fuels the operations. This movement offers a water resistance of up to 300 meters, and it comes with a power reserve of up to three days. Moreover, the movement ticks at 4Hz (industry standard) and offer 28,800 beats per minute. This further translates into more accurate timekeeping for the wearers.

The thickness of this movement is 6mm, and the movement features 31 jewels. The different components stay in balance with the help of patented Glucydur® balance. The Incabloc® anti-shock further ensures that the movement stays safe from any foreign shocks or abrasions.

The Shaded Blue Dial and Dark Grey Case

Panerai used Fibratech for the creation of the case, and it comes with a brilliant shaded blue dial. The contrast is aesthetically pleasing and offers a much-needed break from the monotonous case patterns in the market. This 44mm Luminor sits comfortably around the wrist, but it may be a little big for people with smaller wrists. The dark blue dial comes with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Moreover, you will find the date window at 3 o'clock, and the small seconds at 9 o'clock.

Additionally, Panerai used the durable Carbotech for the creation of bezel, crown, and crown bridge lever. This is all secured together with a safety lock crown-protecting device, offering high resistance against shocks and water. The company used a sapphire crystal made from corundum to sit on top of the dial. This sapphire crystal is screwed in with a 12-sided screw back in micro-sandblasted titanium.

The Strap

The company offers the brilliant Panerai Sportech™ Dark blue strap with the watch. It comes with contrasting yet complementing white stitching that adds to the beauty of the dark blue colorway. The strap has a 24/22.0 standard size, making it comfortable for wearers with different wrist sizes. Moreover, the strap comes with a trapezoidal buckle. This buckle is made from titanium and has a black DLC coating around it for durability and a long-lasting life cycle.

What Do We Have to Say?

Panerai is known to break the boundaries of normalcy and offer something unique to the audiences. The brand-new and stunning Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm (PAM01663) is a prime example of that. If you already have this watch wrapped around your wrist and want new straps for your Panerai, DaLucaStraps is here for you.

You can get plenty of different options from DaLuca Straps. You can choose from a wide range of leather watch straps, nylon watch straps, rubber watch straps, or Perlon watch straps. The choice is yours.