Panerai’s latest release is a technological marvel, as the new oil-free Lab-ID wristwatch not only offers a 50-year guarantee, but is also introduced as a 50-piece limited edition. Officine Panerai’s CEO, Angelo Bonati, envisions this exceptional timepiece as a turning point for Panerai, yet alone the horology industry. “The Lab-ID is the beginning of a whole program of advanced technology innovations for Panerai,” says Bonati, regarding the Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days. “This is by far the most technically advanced watch we have ever made.”
Bonati says, “the Lab-ID is the first watch that has brought such an advanced usage of the new carbon technologies to watchmaking.” The Lab-ID was, strictly speaking, developed based off other companies that had demonstrated the effectiveness of silicon components and diamond-like carbon (DLC) finishes in maintaining durable, low-in-friction solutions for pivotal points within a timepiece. Panerai constructed Lab-ID with over 60 points of lubrication in the watch along DLC coating, and other carbon-based elements.
This new class of Panerai incorporates movement plates and bridges in low-friction carbon nanotube and tantalum carbide, consequently removing the want for jeweled pivots throughout the timepiece. While the dial is covered with a blend of carbon nanotubes for an atramentous outcome, the Carbotech case is forged with carbon fibre laminated beside a refined hypoallergenic polymer.
Introducing an extraordinary yet extensive amount of technical features, the new Lab-ID proves that Panerai is an innovator that values advancement and technological breakthroughs just as much as their longstanding design heritage. Bonati states “It has been our brand identity from the beginning to always continue looking forward in the world of innovation, while holding onto our roots in Italian design.” The new Lab-ID is currently priced at $53,000.
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