The last few months has seen the use of Panerai’s exclusive gold alloy, Goldtech – increasingly gather momentum – a surge that was only expedited after the launch of the Panerai Submersible Goldtech at SIHH 2019. Unlike standard gold, Panerai Goldtech is made with 24% copper that imbues the material with a rich and intense red hue—one that is both strikingly modern and uniquely timeless. This exquisite metal also contains 0.4% platinum, which prevents the material from oxidizing, thus extending the lifetime of the watch.
The latest Luminor Marina Goldtech 44MM PAM01112, unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2020 is Panerai’s newest interpretation moulded from this exclusive and distinctive precious metal. The deep blue sandwich dial with satiné soleil decoration wonderfully harmonises with the reddish-gold hue of the 44mm case. It hosts luminous arabic numerals and indices, a date window at three o’clock, and a small seconds sub-dial at nine o’clock. The choice of colour for the dial is ingenious, and the final result is a watch that looks harmonious and complete.
Powering the watch is the Calibre P.9010, a highly reliable and robust movement, which beats at a frequency of 4Hz, offering an impressive three-day power reserve. The movement also features a rapid time adjustment function, which can move forward or backward in increments of an hour, and is automatically connected to the date indicator at 3 o clock.
Water-resistant up to 5 bar (about 50 meters deep), the new Luminor Marina Panerai Goldtech – 44 mm is outfitted with an alligator leather strap, blue with beige stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle in brushed Panerai Goldtech. An additional dark blue rubber strap completes the package, along with a special screwdriver for changing and removing the buckle.
MOVEMENT: Mechanical with automatic winding, Caliber P.9010, 133⁄4 lignes, 6 mm thick, 200 components, 31 jewels, 28,800 vibrations / hour, Glucydur balance, Incabloc shockproof device, two barrels. Made entirely by Panerai. FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date. POWER RESERVE: 3 days. CASE: Brushed Panerai Goldtech, 44 mm diameter, polished Panerai Goldtech bezel. Safety Lock crown protection device (trademark protected), lever and crown in satin Panerai Goldtech. Sapphire crystal obtained from corundum. Dodecagonal screw-down case back in satin Panerai Goldtech with sapphire glass porthole. DIAL: Blue with satiné soleil decoration, sandwich structure, with Arabic numerals and indices in white Super-LumiNova with green luminescence. Seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock. STRAP: Alligator leather, blue with beige stitching, with trapezoidal pin buckle in brushed Panerai Goldtech. Additional rubber strap, blue. WATERPROOF: 5 bar (~50 meters)