Panerai spent 8 years of analysis and growth to create an idea watch that featured electrical lighting in a totally mechanical watch.

The Submersible Elux LAB-ID represents a real horological innovation, from a watch model you don’t sometimes affiliate with cutting-edge watchmaking developments. Current in an outsized 49 mm diameter case — which is water resistant to 500 meters — is produced from Panerai’s proprietary light-weight blue  Ti-Ceramitech™ materials that’s mentioned to be more durable than conventional ceramic alloys.

Panerai Submersible Elux LAB-ID

As the topic of 4 patent purposes, the Submersible Elux LAB-ID has a big pusher on the case flank at 8 o’clock that’s used to wind the 4 auxiliary energy barrels that drive the watch’s on-demand electrical illumination system, seen on the hour markers and fingers. A linear energy reserve indicator at 6 o’clock reveals how a lot of the 30-minute most Energy Gentle reserve stays.

Panerai Submersible Elux LAB-ID

For timekeeping, there are two conventional mainspring barrels which might be wound mechanically by sporting the watch, or that may be manually wound utilizing the crown. The utmost timekeeping energy reserve is 72-hours. The 4Hz caliber P.9010/EL motion has 6 complete energy barrels that animate the hours, minutes, small seconds, energy mild operate, and linear energy reserve indicator.

Panerai Submersible Elux LAB-ID

The Submersible Elux LAB-ID (Ref. PAM01800) is delivered with an identical darkish blue rubber strap with a titanium pin buckle and is being produced in a restricted version of 150 items for about $100,000 every.

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