Featuring a 3D-Printed Titanium Case, Panerai's Latest Dive Watch
Continuing Guillaume Néry's collaboration with the brand, the new watch features a minimalist aesthetic.
Panerai's new Luminor Marina makes a convincing case for wearing an all-black watch while diving deep.
With its green luminescent hours and seconds markers and hands made from tritium-based green luminescent material, it was designed in collaboration with Guillaume Néry, an ambassador for Panerai and world-record setter. Previously, Néry and Guillaume collaborated on a silver-colored brushed titanium case, gray dial, and blue bezel, creating a cleaner, more monochrome look with the Submersible Chrono Guillaume Nery Edition. The limited-edition titanium watches had blue degraded dials, and were paired with free diving in French Polynesia with Gery.
Its screw-back case in sandblasted titanium ups the technological ante in a time-only diver that is more pared down than its chronograph predecessors. The case's shape is created through Direct Metal Laser Sintering, a 3-D printing process at Panerai's Laboratorio di Idee, where the company develops forward-thinking materials.
The Caliber P.9010 self-winding movement is 6 mm thick, and unlike previous Nery models that were 47 mm in diameter. It has 44 mm diameter and 6 mm thickness. In addition to three days of power reserve, the movement has quick adjustment functions, connected to the date indicator, which allows the wearer to move the time forward or backward in increments of one hour.
This piece is outfitted with Panerai's PET strap, which was created from recycled plastic waste discarded in the ocean in a full-on demonstration of Panerai's commitment to innovation. Breitling and Ulysse Nardin have also recently begun using the material on straps. The white leather strap, which is the first to offer luminescent personalizations, is also included. A 70-year warranty and a screwdriver are also included in the $18,900 Luminor Marina.