It’s always hard to define a timepiece in one word… but regarding the LAB-ID LUMINOR 1950 CARBOTECH, it’s actually easy. The word for this Amazing creation is :


CARBON because its Case, Dial and Movement are full of it and the idea/execution was done by extremely talented people at PANERAI’s Laboratorio Di Idee.

Let’s start with the Case made of CARBOTECH. Very thin sheets of carbon fibre were pressed together at a controlled temperature under high pressure. The result is a very light & resistant material with its own aesthetic. Our side case picture shows clearly the layers and the overall visual effect is simply Beautiful !

No need to introduce the Sandwich dial… but here there is a trick! The « LAB-ID » dial has a coating of carbon nanotubes. This special coating absorbs the light and reduce the reflection. It actually gives a nice contrast between the deep black dial and the blue Super-LumiNova indications.

The caliber P.3001/C is Outstanding!
Only 4 Jewels and no liquid lubrication…
PANERAI is introducing the future (or at least some of it) with this caliber. After many years of research and development PANERAI is offering no less than 50 years of guarantee!
How ? The plates, bridges, barrels, escapement, anti-shock device use self-lubricating and dry lubricating materials.
That’s a huge step forward and we can’t wait to see how the brand will integrate those innovations into other movements.

Part of our Favourites of the SIHH 2017.
Our hats off ! PANERAI.

Limited Edition 50 pieces


Caliber P.3001/C
Manual winding
Power reserve: 72 hours
Jewels: 4
Frequency: 21’600 vph

Diameter: 49 mm
Material: Carbotech
Water resistance: 100 meters