2020 marks 70 years since the discovery of the Luminor, a milestone Panerai is celebrating with a suite of three extraordinary new Luminor Marinas.

On the eve of the Second World War, Panerai created the first prototype of the model now known as the Radiomir for the frogman commandos of the First Submarine Group Command of the Royal Italian Navy.

Ten years later, it would discover a new self-luminous substance it named Luminor to replace the radium-based paste of the Radiomir. Made of a hydrogen isotope Tritium, this compound would go on to be patented in 1949 and inspire another historic model now synonymous with Panerai: The Luminor.

2020 marks 70 years since that historic discovery, a milestone Panerai is celebrating with a suite of three extraordinary new Luminor Marinas.

Luminor Marina Goldtech

Panerai’s first Luminor Marina with a 44mm Goldtech case, this landmark edition raises the bar on strength and style. Forged using a revolutionary alloy with a high percentage of copper and a small quantity of platinum, this new Luminor Marina is as equal parts boldness and fortitude. In addition to its ground-breaking Goldtech case, this legend in the making boasts a blue sun-brushed sandwich dial enhanced by Super-Luminova, a convenient screw system that enables strap personalization, and a P.9010-calibre movement.

Luminor Marina Fibratech

A material previously used in aeronautics, Fibratech is a resilient composite of fully recyclable mineral fibres derived from molten volcanic rock and mineral additives. The case is complemented by a blue sandwich dial and the P.9010 3 days automatic calibre, engineered in Neuchâtel.

Luminor Marina Carbotech

A class all its own, the extraordinary Luminor Marina Carbotech – 44 mm and Luminor Marina – 44mm, with titanium DMLS case and Carbotech™ bezel, embody innovation, endurance, and performance—cornerstones of the Panerai brand. The addition of these watches to the recently re-launched Luminor Marina family signifies a decisive esthetic change characterized by the timepiece’s two most unique features: its light-weight and ultra-resilient Carbotech case and a Sandwich dial with blue Super-LumiNovaDesigned with ingenuity and durability in mind, the Luminor Marina Carbotech weighs just 96 grams, allowing for movement, flexibility, and comfort. The secret to this timepiece’s agility lies in Carbotech, a carbon-fibre composite that’s highly resistant to external shocks and corrosion. Additionally, its irregular texture gives each watch an individualistic character, meaning no two Luminor Marinas are the same markings.

Featuring a new typology of Super-Luminova regarded as the best self-luminous substance in watchmaking, these Luminor Marina editions are limited to just 270 pieces each and boast an astounding 70-year warranty.

Learn more at the official website here.

(Source: Panerai)