Panerai develops toughened platinum for latest Luminor Marina


Panerai is a master at developing new materials for its watches, and has done it again this year with the creation of Platinumtech, a platinum-based alloy that makes the precious metal harder and less likely to be scratched or dented.

It is also more difficult to work and polish, which might be why Panerai is using Platinumtech for the first time in a 70-piece limited edition Luminor Marina.

It will only be sold through Panerai’s own boutiques priced at $36,900 and comes with a remarkable 70 year warranty.


The 44mm watch uses a combination of polished and brushed surfaces to bring contrast to the Platinumtech case, bezel, lugs and safety lock crown.

It has an olive green sunray dial with hours, minutes, small seconds and date powered by the P.9010 automatic movement that delivers three days of power from its two mainspring barrels.

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