Panerai: The Prototypes
Panerai: The Prototypes
November 19, 03:01 PM GMT
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
PLEASE NOTE THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT BUYER’S PREMIUM.
LAB ID REF PAMA0700, A CARBOTECH SUBDIAL SECONDS WRISTWATCH
The yet-to-be-released Lab-ID is the apex of Panerai’s technical virtuosity. Combining traditional horology with cutting edge technology, the Lab-ID renders the classic Luminor 1950 with the power of carbon. This revolutionary material is utilized in every component: the case is made of a lightweight, ultra-durable carbon fiber composite, the dial is coated with light-absorbing carbon nanotubes for superlative legibility, and the semi-skeletonized movement is crafted from self-lubricating carbon-infused ceramic and silicon, guaranteeing flawless functionality without maintenance for up to 50 years. The so called carbotech material is a Panerai invention made from a composite based on carbon fibre. Furthermore, this material is hypoallergic and does not corrode, which ensures a pristine look of the watch for generations to come.
The inky black dial is illuminated by blue Super-LumiNova indices and hands, complemented by vivid blue stitching along the black leather strap. The in-house P.3001/C caliber is a watchmaking feat, an exceptionally elegant construction requiring only four jewels, made visible by the sapphire case-back. A much-anticipated limited edition of 50 watches will be available at retail, but this prototype is the first and only model to be available before the worldwide release — an unparalleled opportunity to acquire a ground-breaking piece of horological design.
Dial: black, black pierced hands
Calibre: cal. P.3001/C, manual wind
Movement number: 000'119
Case: black carbon-fibre, screw-down saphire crystal back and lock-down crown
Case number: PRT.L5049CB / PN'009'722
Closure: Panerai stainless steel pin buckle clasp
Dimensions: diameter 49mm
Signed: case, crystal and movement
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset.
Power reserve: 72H.
Water-resistance: 10 bar (~100 metres).
This watch comes with free services necessary for the functioning of the watch for 50 years after the sale.
Please note that the above-mentioned free services shall be subject to the conditions as set in the documentation that will accompany each product; Panerai notably reserves the right to refuse the provision of the services for free in the case of damage resulting from inappropriate or abusive use, shocks and crushing.
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