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Designer Copy Panerai LAB-ID PAM700 – Pure Concentrate of Technology

Designer Copy Panerai LAB-ID PAM700 – Pure Concentrate of Technology

A common cliché is to let engineering and innovation in the hands of Germans / Swiss and design to Italians. Justified or not, you probably heard that dozens of times. Yet, for once, we’ll let Italians their chance to show their skills in terms of innovation… And to be honest, they might have something here. Indeed, the new Panerai LAB-ID PAM700, presented at the SIHH 2017, is simply a concentrate of Panerai’s technology. 50 years warranty, self-lubricated parts, almost no jewels in the movement, carbon everywhere. See, Italians can also jump into technology.

OK, this intro was kind of ironic, because, it has to be said, Panerai aaa replica watches uk are mostly developed and manufactured in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Yet, this doesn’t remove anything to the interest behind this watch, a piece that sums up everything the Florentine brand can do best in terms of technology and movement design. Clearly, the teams of Panerai are both proud and extremely confident in this new concept. Listen to that: they advertise this watch as guaranteed for 50 years. This is 10 times more than the best deals you can usually find in the industry. Or the concept is really perfectly achieved and reliable, or they will have a few after-sales issues. That is a question we just can’t answer now. Time will tell, and we wish time will make Panerai right.

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replica panerai luminor

As said, the Panerai LAB-ID is a summary of all the research and development done by the brand, merged in a single watch. Case construction, materials, use of space-like technologies, redefinition of the concept of frictions and lubrication, reduction of the numbers of jewels to what is usually found in a quartz watch, innovating coatings everywhere… On paper, this PAM700 could simply kill the idea of servicing a watch. Sounds promising. The main reason why a watch has to be serviced is because a traditional movement relies on lubricants placed on frictions points. Yes, there are frictions in a watch and because oils and greases will age, they need to be replaced otherwise you create wear on moving parts and axles of bridges and plates. Basically, Panerai gets rid of the maintenance by avoiding the need of lubricants. Yes, nice, highly interesting, but how?

To avoid the need of lubricants, Panerai introduces on the LAB-ID PAM700 some new bridges and plates manufactured in a low friction composite which integrates a Tantalum based ceramic. This new generation of composite is notable for its high percentage of carbon which minimises pivot friction. If this means that no additional lubricants are required, it doesn’t mean that lubrication is not needed anymore. However, this is done directly by the material of the bridges and its inherent properties, not by an additional substance that will need to be change. And that also mean that jewels, which are used on friction points, are not required anymore either. This is why this Replica Panerai LAB-ID PAM700 only has 4 jewels – and 2 of them, on each side of the balance pivot, are coated with DLC, avoiding the need to lubricate the Incabloc anti-shock device.

Then, there’s the escapement, the most crucial part of a watch, as the one making the most efforts (here oscillating 3 times per seconds). No lubricants here either. The escape wheel is silicon, coated with DLC, and all the other parts of the regulating organ are also manufacture in silicon (which means antimagnetic properties on top of that). Finally, the two spring barrels have a multi-layer coating, the uppermost one being DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), and thus being dry lubricated. All of that create a watch that, on paper, won’t require to be opened as no oils will need to be changed. The base movement yet is know, as it is the 3-day power reserve, manually-wound P.3001. Being a non-traditional movement, don’t expect manual finishing on the bridges and plate, yet the wheels and moving parts are traditionally decorated.

Panerai Pam 700 Replica
Panerai Pam 700 Replica

Then, for its Panerai LAB-ID PAM700, the brand also applied technologies on the case and the dial. The 49mm case is manufactured from carbon fiber, with CARBOTECH technology – a composite material obtained from very thin sheets of carbon fibre compressed together with a special polymer at a controlled temperature. This technique makes each case different from all others, with unique patterns. Carbotech is lightweight, hypo-allergenic and not subject to corrosion. If this watch remains a large piece on the wrist (you can’t avoid the 49mm), it wears incredibly light and comfortable.

Last innovations concern the dial. In order to obtain a pitch black color, avoiding reflections and maximizing contrast, Panerai has created a dial that is coated with carbon nanotubes. The result is indeed a insanely black dial, with a velvety finish, which reflects almost no light. Contrast with the blue luminescent hands and indexes (with the usual sandwich dial construction) is perfect. One thing that might be good to invest research in would be the antireflective coating on the crystal, as the light reflections on it actually ruin a bit the effect of that pitch black dial. On top of that, usability at night time is impressive, with a luminous light that is both bright and long-lasting.

Overall, the Panerai LAB-ID PAM700 is an impressive laboratory watch, which could easily prefigure the future of watches and movement durability. If these technologies prove to be not only true on paper but in the reality of a daily use and if the panerai replica watches really prove to be reliable over the years, these innovations could well be seen later, in more conventionally produced watches. The Panerai LAB-ID PAM700 will come with a 50 year warranty, at a price of 50,000 Euro and in 50 pieces only.

Buy A+ Fake Panerai Lab ID Lunimor 1950 Carbotech

Buy A+ Fake Panerai Lab ID Lunimor 1950 Carbotech

Black is the result of the absence, or complete absorption, of light. We looked this little factoid up after having a play with the Fake Panerai Lab ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 days.It sounds silly to say but this watch is a really dark black, like really really dark. It sucks in the light around it. It seemed to thirstily drink up the flash from James’s camera.The case, which is carbon, looks, and almost feels like it has been honed out of coal. There is something different about this watch.

When we sat through the press talk at SIHH for this particular piece. The PR person was at pains to stress how when creating the PAM 00700  Panerai were inspired by their own history, that large elements of the watch are an homage to their antecedents. This basically means that in several aspects the watch is just like any other Luminor. They’re making a virtue of the fact that they haven’t  totally re-invented the brand for this piece. It struck us as an odd thing to stress, when so much of this watch is genuinely innovative.

Panerai Lab ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech Replica
Panerai Lab ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech Replica

The movement is entirely dry, there are no lubricants housed anywhere inside this carbon case. Not one drop of lube*. The ramifications of this are that it should require far less care from a horologist, and therefore spend far more time on your wrist. The breakthrough in watchmaking is a result of the material that the new hand-wound P.3001/C calibre is made from. It’s silicone coated in something called Diamond Like Carbon, that Panerai declare to be the future of watchmaking. It remains to be seen if this bold claim comes true, Italian brands are massive fans of the big bold declaration, however, they’re so convinced by the technology they are prepared to guarantee each of the 50 PAM00700 that exist, for the next 50 years.

The dial uses Panerai’s sandwich construction with incorporated nanotubes to achieve the aforementioned level of darkness, which creates the contrast for the Super-LumiNova hour markers to literally shine through.

Even in reasonable light the numerals glow like a handheld Aurora Borealis. The brilliant blue catches your attention, but oddly it’s the blank darkness of the dial that sucks you in, like an abyss. When you stare into the Carbotech, the Carbotech stares back!

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Panerai Lab ID Luminor fake watches

At 49mm this is a big watch. A big black luminor panerai replica watch. A BBW. (Do not google that acronym if you’re at work). As such, it might not be for the more delicate wristed person unless they’re looking for a bold statement piece.

The incredibly dark, incredibly bright, Fake Panerai Lab ID 1950 Lunimor Carbo-Tech has a 3 day power reserve, and hefty dose of our admiration. If you are one of the 50 people that manages to get your hands on this, you’ll do so at a price of €50,000. However if you can spend that kind of money and stay in the black, then we say go for it.

Copy Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days – 49mm

Copy Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days – 49mm

In 2015, panerai replica ushered a new, high-tech material into the watchmaking world with the launch of the Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech. At this year’s SIHH, the brand goes even more boldly experimental with the Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days – 49mm, which combines a Carbotech case with a deep black, light-absorbing dial and a lubrication-free mechanical movement.

The Panerai LAB-ID, which is limited to just 50 pieces, is the latest product from Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee division, which is devoted to finding horological inspiration in the world of high technology. The fake watch’s 49-mm Luminor 1950 case – including its hallmark bridge device and locking lever to protect the crown – is made of carbotech, a composite material based on carbon fiber with an uneven, matte black appearance which varies according to the cutting of the material, making each case essentially a unique piece. Carbotech’s structure is designed to enhance both its aesthetics and performance. To form the plates that give the material its distinctive look, thin sheets of carbon fibers are compressed at a controlled temperature under high pressure together with a high-end polymer, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material, making it even stronger and more durable. The carbon fibers used are very long, to ensure aesthetic uniformity, and the sheets are superimposed and pressed together in such a way that the fibers of each layer are set at a different angle to the ones above and below it. The resulting material boasts mechanical properties much higher than those of similar materials used in watchmaking, such as ceramics and titanium. Carbotech, according to Panerai, is lighter than both and more resistant to corrosion as well as being hypoallergenic.

Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Replica
Panerai LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Replica

The dial – in Panerai’s familiar “sandwich” style – features blue-colored Super-LumiNova shining through the cut-out hour markers and indices; the luminous substance also appears on the hands and on the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. Its deep matte-black appearance comes from a coating of carbon nanotubes, used here for the first time on a watch dial, which has been specially developed to absorb light, reducing reflection to a minimum. Because it is not possible to print or stamp any elements onto the coated dial, Panerai’s watchmakers had to form the figures of the Panerai logo and LAB-ID text directly onto the dial’s sapphire crystal, to which a double anti-reflective treatment has been applied.

Inside the watch is replica panerai watches‘s manual-winding Caliber P.3001/C, which stores a power reserve of three days. This new version of the movement has been partially skeletonized, functions without the need for additional lubrication, and includes only four jewels. Panerai devised a wide range of solutions, associated with the unique properties of carbon, to overhaul individual parts of the movement, including the plates, bridges, barrels, escapement and anti-shock device, all of which use self-lubricating and dry lubricating materials.

The main bridges and plate are made of a completely new material – a low-friction composite that integrates a Tantalum-based ceramic. This composite is notable for its high percentage of carbon, which minimizes pivot friction, making jewels and their related lubrication unnecessary. Panerai also eliminated the need to lubricate the escapement by making its main components from silicon and applying a special coating of DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) to the wheelwork.

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fake panerai luminor 1950

Two years of testing was needed to identified the best type of carbon-based coating with which to treat the components of the movement’s two spring barrels, which require no conventional lubrication. The solution was a series of layers and sub-layers of coating, with the surface coating treated with DLC. Another surface coating of DLC was applied to the four jewels, eliminating the need to further lubricate the Incabloc anti-shock device. So confident is Panerai of the movement’s lubrication-free properties, it guarantees that the LAB-ID will require no added lubrication for 50 years.

The movement – whose rear side hosts the watch’s power reserve indicator – is visible through the large sapphire window in the caseback. In addition to its skeletonized bridges and barrels with their meticulous technical finishing, Caliber P.3001/C’s distinctive features include a large (13.2 mm diameter) balance wheel, fixed by a bridge with twin supports and oscillating at a frequency of 3 Hz. It also features a hacking seconds device, which stops the balance and returns the seconds hand to zero when setting the time, so that the watch can be perfectly synchronized with a reference signal.

The Panerai LAB-ID  Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days – 49mm (PAM00700) is mounted on a black leather strap, with contrasting stitching in the same blue color as the dial’s luminous areas. It is priced at 65,000 euros. Scroll down for a few live photos of the watch that we snapped at SIHH 2017.

A Close-up Look At The Fake Panerai Pam700 Lab-id Luminor 1950 Carbotech – Possibly The Most High-tech Panerai Yet

A Close-up Look At The Fake Panerai Pam700 Lab-id Luminor 1950 Carbotech – Possibly The Most High-tech Panerai Yet

We here at luxurypanerai have long respected and been friends with Panerai Central – experts on all-things Panerai. Therefore, with the introduction of the brand’s newest LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech watch, it only made sense to go to the experts for a close-up look at what really sets this watch apart.

It wasn’t too long ago that Panerai introduced its first  Carbotech material (2015) that  was used for the first time in the Panerai PAM616 Submersible. Carbotech is a composite material based on carbon fiber rarely used in the world of watchmaking.  Carbotech has an uneven, matt black appearance, that varies according to the cutting of the material, resulting in a unique finish per case. The structure of Carbotech is designed to enhance both the aesthetics and performance of the case; the material is also used for the rotating bezel, and the lever bridge that protects the winding crown. To form the material, thin sheets of carbon fiber are compressed, together with a high-end polymer polyether ether ketone (PEEK), at a controlled temperature under high pressure to bind it and make it stronger and more durable.

This year, the brand used this  Carbotech material – along with some super features and surprises –  in the Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech. LAB-ID stands for Laboratorio di Idee, the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

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fake Panerai Lab-ID watch

Easily one of the most extraordinary parts of the watch is the dial. The panerai luminor replica LAB-ID dial utilizes carbon nanotubes to achieve a deep black dial. The top of the dial has been coated with these nanotubes that are specially developed to absorb light, reducing reflections to a minimum, and giving it an almost black-hole effect. This top layer of the dial covers the Super-LumiNova of the sandwich-style dial that Panerai invented. The Super-LumiNova in the watch is electric blue – marking the first time we have seen this color used for a Panerai Lume. With the combination of the deep black dial and bold bright blue, when illuminated, the PAM700 almost looks like an LED display.

Because the dial is coated with the carbon nanotubes, the brand was unable to put the words, Officine Panerai and LAB-ID, directly on the actual dia, so the text is actually formed on the sapphire crystal, which is finished with a double anti-reflective coating.

Lovingly referred to at SIHH as the 50-50-50 watch, the PAM 700 Lab ID is being made in a limited edition of   50 units each retailing for 50,000 Euro, and being sold with an unheard-of 50-year warranty. Yes, you heard that right, a 50-year warrant – thanks to a number of  amazing advancements Panerai utilizes in the LAB-ID’s movement.

The Panerai PAM700 LAB-ID utilizes a P.3001/C hand wound in-house movement and features a 3-day power reserve. This is the first time that this particular movement has been presented with a semi-skelotonized design. Add to this beautiful design the fact that no additional lubrication is used and only 4 total jewels are housed in this movement and you have a breakthrough of epic proportions.

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panerai luminor 1950 replica

The major advancements that allow the swiss copy Panerai PAM700 to have a liquid-lubrication-free movement – allowing it to not need a major service or overhaul of the movement  – and guaranteeing the piece for 50 years:

The components are made of a completely new material that is a Tantalum-based ceramic. This new composite has a very high carbon percentage that minimizes the pivot friction, making lubrication of the main plate and bridges unnecessary.
The P.3001/C movement’s main escapement components are made from silicon and applied with a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating to the wheel work to eliminate the need for lubricating the escapement.
The two barrel springs of the P.3001 Caliber are coated with a material that took two years of testing by the Laboratorio di Idee in the Neuchatel factory. The coating – based on carbon – eliminates the need for conventional lubrication.
A surface coating of DLC on the 4 jewels means that there no longer is a need for additional lubrication on the Incabloc anti-shock device.

This technologically advanced P.3001/C movement, with skeletonized bridges and barrels,  can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back, which presents a view into the power reserve indicator.  The Replica Panerai PAM 700 Lab ID is a  49mm case water resistance up to 100 meters. It should be noted that while the watch has a 50-year warranty, Panerai experts recommend it be “looked at” every six years so they can check the movement and replace gaskets to ensure the integrity of the water resistance.

A Lifetime On The Wrist? Up Close With The Panerai Lab-id Replica Watch

A Lifetime On The Wrist? Up Close With The Panerai Lab-id Replica Watch

Panerai’s new concept watch promises a 50-year guarantee, among other impressive attributes. Is this the future of watchmaking?

It’s a good time to be a Panerai fan. I wrote last year about how impressed I was by the Luminor Due – not just on its merits as a best panerai replica watches swiss movement, but for what it said about the company’s attitude towards attracting new customers – and elsewhere we’ve seen Panerai’s first custom commission (from the Royal Navy Clearance Divers) and a sell-out green dial produced for Harrods.

SIHH 2017 poured jet fuel on the flames, as Panerai brought out a number of thought-provoking and wallet-tempting new watches. We will tell you more about the BMG-Tech “liquid metal” Luminor Submersible, and the pint-sized 42mm Luminor, as well as the brand’s canny gazumping of America’s Cup sponsorship in due course. The headline piece, however, is this: the Panerai Lab-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days.

Yes, that’s a mouthful. We’ll call it the Lab-ID, for now. It comes from Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee and boasts a handful of technological advancements aimed at making the everyday watch significantly more efficient and long-lasting.

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fake Panerai Lab-ID

Very long lasting, in fact: Panerai says it will guarantee the Lab-ID’s movement for 50 years, thanks largely to a movement it claims needs no lubrication. I’m going to get right out ahead of any eyebrow-raising – we obviously can’t know at this point how true that’s going to be, but Panerai is nothing if not confident in its claims.

This longevity is achieved by using carbon composites in the movement. Calibre P.3001/C is a hand-wound, three day movement, using only four jewels and “completely without additional lubrication”. I shall quote further from the press release, where Panerai says “the plates, bridges, barrels, escapement and anti-shock device use self-lubricating and dry lubricating materials”.
It goes on to explain that the bridges and plate are made from a tantalum-based ceramic (most ceramics in casemaking are zirconium dioxide; some, like Rado, use silicon dioxide). The high level of carbon in the ceramic minimises friction, Panerai says.

Similar methods are employed elsewhere. The escapement is made from silicon, and given a thin layer of DLC coating to eliminate the need to lubricate it. (The movement uses a 13.2mm balance, beating at 3Hz). Carbon mainspring barrels, also DLC-coated in parts, does the same job, and apparently DLC-coating the Incabloc shock-resistance modules removes the need for lubricants there as well.

It sounds so simple, on face value – but in fairness Panerai is not the first to these shores. Cartier’s ID Two used ADLC-coated wheels in its gear train and glass-ceramic composites in the escapement. What is significant is the lengths we’ve come in that short time – Cartier did not offer the ID watches for sale, intending them only as an intellectual exercise. Now Panerai is using a lot of the same ideas in a watch you could actually own (something Cartier has yet to do).

The case is made from forged carbon (Panerai calls it Carbotech); layers of carbon fibre pressed together with PEEK (PolyEthylEtherKetone). That’s what gives it the lovely grained finish, and makes it light and wearable for a 49mm top quality panerai fake watches (couldn’t they have gone up to 50mm, just to match the other vital stats? Panerai is making just 50 pieces, and pricing each of them at €50,000).

The dial, presumably feeling left out, has also been given the carbon treatment; specifically, using carbon nanotubes to ensure an incredibly rich, deep black. It’s similar to the principle embodied by Vantablack (currently being used exclusively by Manufacture Contemporain du Temps, or MCT) – the nanotubes are stacked perpendicular to the dial, ie. you are looking down the tubes when you look at the dial. Light enters the nanotubes and is virtually incapable of being reflected out again. The high percentage of light absorption gives it its depth and darkness.

It also gives the watch proper “concept-cred”. It looks like it belongs in a lab; the beautiful blue sandwich filling of luminova combining to great effect with the super-black dial, and the consciously minimal dial design (even by Panerai’s standards). What “dial text” there is, is in fact superimposed on the underside of the sapphire – as you can see in this heavily-exposed shot, where the “Lab-ID” actually casts a shadow on the dial.

On the wrist, it feels smooth and light, thanks to the Carbotech construction. It’s a bit big, of course, but the blue is enrapturing and the overall experience very convincing for a so-called concept – quite macho, as all Panerai copy watches are, but not aggressively so. There’s great contrast between that thick-grained case, which never really looks black, instead picking up light in a much warmer way than you often get from carbon watches, and the comic-book simplicity of the dial.

But what it’s like to wear isn’t really the point. Although it is for sale, the Lab-ID is a test-bed platform for new ideas, and as such forms part of a fascinating narrative from the last few years. Much scorn is poured by traditionalists on so-called “new materials” (most of which now barely deserve to be called new, except watchmaking does have centuries of using old materials to fall back on); the main criticisms of those incorporating silicon escapements and the like centre around a familiar refrain: “Who’s going to service that in fifty years’ time?” (as well as odd concerns over the availability of spare parts – do watchmakers really think mankind is going to lose the ability to stamp out new bits of silicon?).

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panerai lab-id replica

The wheels of progress do appear to be turning in this direction, however – from the silicon escapements now common in watches from Ulysse Nardin, Patek Philippe and others, to the raft of other concept watches in recent years that seek to cover similar ground to the Lab-ID. From Cartier’s Concept ID One and ID Two watches, to Parmigiani’s Senfine, Breitling’s Chronoworks and even Greubel Forsey’s still-mysterious Project Nano, this is the way the wind is blowing – towards movements which make full use of modern science while remaining true to the age-old basic template of a mechanical watch.

The point that the Lab-ID makes, more forcefully than the others in the above list, is that the answer to the servicing question is to remove the need entirely. It’s obviously optimistic, but if the materials inside P.3001/C do their job properly, the watch industry will have found the answer to one of its most pressing pragmatic concerns; the vast volume of after-sales care that threatens to overwhelm its watchmakers. From an entirely selfish point of view, a 50-year guarantee eliminates a lot of five-year service intervals.

In this case more than most, only time will tell. But there’s no doubt Panerai has just taken its place at the vanguard of practical innovation.