Officine Panerai continues its relentless pursuit of novel applications for materials at Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020 with the introduction of the new Submersible Goldtech- 44 mm PAM 1070 OROCARBO The watch combines two of Panerai’s highly innovative materials: Goldtech and Carbotech, for the very first time.
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. Carbotech on the other hand, is both lighter and stronger than ceramic or titanium. It is a bonded carbon material where sheets of carbon fibre are placed on top of one another and bound to form one solid material. As each layer is compressed in a non-uniform pattern, no two cases will ever be the same.
To break with the ordinary and accentuate the attitude of the model, Carbotech was chosen to give shape and substance to functional components such as the bezel, crown and crown bridge lever while the case, lugs and safety lock crown protection device (protected by trademark) are made from satin Goldtech.
A black dial with satiné soleil decoration, hosts luminous, applied hour markers, a date window at three o’clock, and a small seconds sub-dial at nine o’clock. The choice of colour and decor on the dial is ingenious, and the final result is a watch that looks rugged, a little unconventional yet super elegant.
Utilizing a P.900 calibre, the Submersible Goldtech OROCARBO has an impressive power reserve of three days. The next-generation movement was designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The screwed dodecagonal case back is done in titanium with black DLC coating, which allows the watch to achieve water resistance up to 300m.
A sporty black rubber strap with trapezoidal pin buckle and an additional black Panerai Sportech strap with ecru stitching asserts macho functionality. Both these options pair beautifully with the case.