As Panerai continues to release new models this year, we are super excited to see this specific model join the lineup. The PAM01662 is another one of the results from Panerai Laboratorio di Idee - Panerai's special projects' group.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering or DMLS creates the gray case of the PAM01662 Luminor Marina DMLS 44mm. The bezel, crown and crown locker are not 3D printed, but the case itself is. Formed 30 microns at a time, the titanium Luminor case is completely 3D printed with a sandblasted finish.
The PAM01662 houses the three day P.9010 movement - (which we going to explore in more detail next week, so stay tuned on our Panerai segments). The expected date display is at the 3 o'clock, and the seconds display is where it should be as well, remaining true to its Luminor Marina style.
The dial itself is a matte grey sandwich dial with a grey Super-LumiNova. We discuss more about Panerai style buckles here. The dial color is anthracite to be precise, and the indices and marker style mimic other Luminor Marinas.
A black woven rubberized strap finishes the mix of blacks and grays with this model to create a stealthy and sought after design. The black Sportech strap features grey contrast stitching and a DLC black titanium buckle.
Priced at $15,000, the PAM01662 is a bit more than the $12,800 Luminor Marina Carbotech released this year as well, but it is more affordable than the $16,000 Luminor Marina Fibratech, which we discuss here. Both of these models were also released as a result of the special project we discussed eariler.
With an entire Luminor lineup being relaunched, Panerai's ongoing commitment to exploring an extensive use of technically advanced specialized materials continues to be evident. The striking grey case with its commitment to the Panerai Luminor style and sandwich dial make the PAM01662 one we want to get our hands on.