You’ve heard of Carbotech; now meet the latest metallurgical creation from Panerai’s alchemy laboratory - Fibratech™!

Introducing the new Luminor Marina Fibratech™ 44mm AKA PAM01663, another watchmaking first from the Italian watch brand.

The remarkably lightweight material, known as Fibratech™ is supposed be astoundingly tough – not sure its level of hardness on the Vikcers scale but it must be up there.

It is 70% lighter than steel, 55% lighter than Titanium, and even 5% lighter than Carbotech™.

Panerai’s Fibratech™ is a resilient composite made of fully recyclable mineral fibers derived from molten volcanic rock with mineral additives.

Previously entrusted in aeronautical engineering, Panerai Fibratech™ claims to be the last word in case - strength, lightness and corrosion-resistance.

The Luminor Marina Fibratech™’s 44mm case has a water-resistance of 300 meters, comes with a shaded, blue sandwich dial and is powered by a P.9010 caliber.

MSRP is CHF 16'200 incl. sales tax.