Panerai introduces the Submersible Elux Lab-ID PAM01800

A masterpiece of luminescent technology, the Submersible Elux Lab-ID is a result of 8 years of R&D. It is a concept watch that features 4 patent applications and an on-demand Power Light function.

Panerai has just unveiled the Submersible Elux Lab-ID PAM01800, a result of 8 years of Panerai’s Research & Development at their manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It is a concept watch that highlights Panerai’s innovations owing to 4 “dedicated patent applications.”  These include:

– Ti-Ceramitech™ material for case, bezel and caseback. Ti-Ceramitech™ is an innovative material, which is light yet tougher than ceramic.

Bezel light System.

Hands light systems. (Patent granted.)

Pusher protection system. (Patent granted.)

The Submersible Elux Lab-ID is a homage to “Panerai’s history of advanced luminescence, drawing from our significant patent from 1966.”  Elux is short for “electroluminescence,” “a crucial technology for the Italian Navy, which valued its reliability and efficiency for optimal lighting conditions.”

The Submersible Elux Lab-ID’s key feature is luminescence and visibility in all light conditions, made possible by the Power Light function – based on “a full mechanical energy storage system” – which is activated on demand. By opening the patented pusher-protection system at 8 o’clock and clicking on the pusher, the luminescence is activated for a total duration of 30 minutes. It illuminates the:

– 12 hour-markers on the dial.

– Patented luminescent central hour and minute hands and small second hand at 9 o’clock.

– Edge of the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock.

– Dot on the bezel.

– Linear power light reserve indicator on the dial at 6 o’clock, which displays the remaining energy available for additional use of the Power Light function.

 

Dial and Functions

The Submersible Elux Lab-ID’s dial features and functions include:

– It features a black dial.

– Central hours and minutes.

– Small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock.

– Power Light function on demand, activated by patented pusher-protection system on the side of the case at 8 o’clock.

– Linear power light reserve indicator on the dial at 6 o’clock.

– Calculation of immersion time via the anti-clockwise rotating bezel featuring a graduated scale.

– Stop-seconds function for precise time setting.

– The 12 hour-markers and hour-hand are coated with green SuperLuminova® X2.

– The minute-hand and dot on the bezel, both featuring a blue accented border, are coated with SuperLuminova® X1.

 

Movement

The Submersible Elux Lab-ID is powered by mechanical automatic calibre P.9010/EL. Its features include:

– It is a13 ¾ lignes movement or its diameter is (approximately) 31.02 mm.

– Its thickness is 10.80 mm.

– It comprises of 363 components.

– It has 55 jewels.

– It beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph or 4 Hz.

– It features a Glucydur® balance-wheel stop.

– It features a Incabloc® anti-shock device.

– It has 6 barrels, 2 for time indication, and 4 for lighting.

 

Power Reserve

The Submersible Elux Lab-ID features the following power reserve functions:

– 3 days power reserve for time indication.

– 30 minutes power reserve for Power Light function, indicated by the linear power light reserve indicator on the dial at 6 o’clock.

 

Case and Strap

The Submersible Elux Lab-ID’s case and strap features include the following:

– Its case is made from Blue Ti-Ceramitech™, featuring a brushed finish.

– It has a case diameter of 49 mm.

– Its anti-clockwise rotating bezel featuring a graduated scale is made from Blue Ti-Ceramitech™.

– On its dial side, it features a sapphire crystal.

– Its screwed caseback is made from Ti-Ceramitech™.

– It features the patented Pusher protection system on the side of the case at 8 o’clock, and crown protection bridge at 3 o’clock.

– It has a water resistance of 50 bar or 500 metres.

– It comes with a Caoutchouc Accordeon Blue rubber bracelet, STD, 26/22, BA. It features a trapezoidal titanium pin buckle.

 

Additional Details

Name: Panerai Submersible Elux Lab-ID

Reference: PAM01800

Limited edition of 150 pieces, with 50 pieces available per year over three years. Please contact your nearest Panerai Boutique of Authorised Dealer if interested.

Price: United States Dollar (USD) $ 96,000

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