Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days

written by YWH team 26 January 2017
Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days
Quick specs Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days
Price: € 50.000 | approx. $ 54,600 | approx. £ 42,000
Size: 49 mm
Reference: PAM00700
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This Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days has a 50-years guarantee as it needs no external lubrication. Which is rather unique for a mechanical watch.

For the movement Panerai uses different materials and coatings based on carbon. This enables a minimum of friction between the components of the watch. And carbon is not only used on the inside, the large 49-millimeter case is also from carbon. Panerai calls it carbotech, a material often used for the brakes of racing cars. It is a composite material obtained from very thin sheets of carbon fiber compressed together with a special polymer at a controlled temperature. This technique makes each case unique as it has dense, uneven, black patterns that randomly arise during the making.

The Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days is full of carbon


Carbon, or carbotech is light in weight, also hypo-allergenic and it is not subject to corrosion. Besides that, it has exceptional mechanical properties. The main changes to a conventional mechanical watch are the two spring barrels that have a multi-layer coating, the uppermost one being DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). The main components of the escapement are from silicon and the wheel-work has a DLC coating as well. The bridges and plate are made from a composite material integrating a tantalum-based ceramic. The result can be seen through the transparent case back.

The dial is covered with carbon nanotubes. It is a sort of material structure arranged to absorb light and minimize reflection. That is why the dial of this Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days is extremely black. The blue hands and hour markers contrast very well.

An innovative technical masterpiece like this Panerai comes with a price: 50.000 euros or almost 55,000 US dollars. It sounds like a good offer considering it is limited to 50 pieces and never needs to be serviced at all. The video below shows it all.

technical data Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days
Panerai P.3001/C | Hand-wound | Diameter: 36.6 mm / 16½ lignes | Thickness: 6.50 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 4 (with DLC coating) | Glucydur® balance | Incabloc® anti-shock device | Two barrels | Hours, minutes, small seconds, power-reserve indicator | Power-reserve: 72 hours
Case & dial:
49 mm | Carbotech (composite material based on carbon fiber) | Carbotech bezel | Sapphire crystal formed of corundum | Sapphire crystal case back | Black carbon dial with carbon nanotubes | Arabic numerals and hour markers with blue-colored super-luminova | Small seconds at 9 o’clock | Water-resistance: 10 bar / 100 meters
Black leather with blue stitching
Price Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days:
€ 50.000 | approx. $ 54,600 | approx. £ 42,000


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