The greatest of icons only become more remarkable with time, as appreciation for their history grows and they evolve to meet the needs of every new moment. Luminor, the most recognizable and legendary of Panerai collections, has established itself as one of these. For more than seven decades it has stood as the preeminent emblem of the Panerai brand.
Noted for being the very first model to feature the patented crown-protecting device, it has been at the forefront of the brand’s technical innovations and remains so today, becoming the first Panerai watch to feature one of the most remarkable technical achievements in the brand’s history: eSteel™. Composed of recycled-based material, eSteel™ is an advancement that represents a step in Panerai’s commitment to reduce the need for virgin material extraction and its associated high environmental impact.
89g of the Luminor Marina eSteel™ components are made of recycled-based materials, corresponding to the 58,4% of the total weight of the watch (that is 152,4g). Both the case and dial of Luminor Marina eSteel™ feature the new recycled-based steel alloy. The challenges of developing the material were manifold. Foremost among these: the requirement that eSteel™ meets the same rigorous standards demanded of the steel cases that preceded it. eSteel™ exhibits the identical chemical behavior, physical structure and resistance to corrosion as a non-recycled alloy.
Creating eSteel™ is an achievement that required intense coordination at every stage of production between all the brand’s partners, some of whom had never before collaborated with a watch company. The Luminor Marina eSteel™ features a brushed case with a polished bezel, a rubberized crown and the lever is personalized with the eSteel™ logo. The watches are available in three dial colors: Blu Profondo, Grigio Roccia and Verde Smeraldo, the last of which is exclusive to Panerai boutiques and e-commerce. Each features a polished dial with gradient color which goes from dark to light color, with the eSteel™ logo printed on it.
Calibre P.9010 is the movement found within the Luminor Marina eSteel™. The automatic movement has a three-day power reserve and is designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The movement features a rapid adjustment system able to move the hour hand forward or backward in increments of one hour, independent of the minute hand.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (more than 300 meters deep), the Luminor Marina eSteel™ features a recycled textile strap that coordinates with its dial color, eSteel™ trapezoidal pin buckle, an additional strap and a storage box composed of recycled material.
Panerai Luminor Marina eSteel™
Dial and hands
Strap and buckle
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