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A new Panerai Luminor Marina made with recycled steel
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A new Panerai Luminor Marina made with recycled steel

Thursday, 15 April 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Panerai forges ahead with its mission to bring more circular practices to the world of watchmaking with a Luminor Marina built from an innovative metal.

Noted for being the very first model to feature the patented crown-protecting device, the Panerai Luminor has been at the forefront of the brand’s technical innovations and remains so today, becoming the first Panerai watch to feature one of the most remarkable technical achievements in the brand’s history: eSteel™. Composed of recycled-based material, eSteel™ is an advancement that represents a step in Panerai’s commitment to reduce the need for virgin material extraction and its associated high environmental impact.

Luminor Marina eSteel™ © Panerai
Luminor Marina eSteel™ © Panerai

89g of the Luminor Marina eSteel™ components are made of recycled-based materials, corresponding to the 58,4% of the total weight of the watch (that is 152,4g). Both the case and dial of Luminor Marina eSteel™ feature the new recycled-based steel alloy. The challenges of developing the material were manifold. Foremost among these: the requirement that eSteel™ meets the same rigorous standards demanded of the steel cases that preceded it. eSteelTM exhibits the identical chemical behavior, physical structure and resistance to corrosion as a non-recycled alloy. Creating eSteel™ is an achievement that required intense coordination at every stage of production between all the brand’s partners, some of whom had never before collaborated with a watch company.

Luminor Marina eSteel™ © Panerai
Luminor Marina eSteel™ © Panerai

Calibre P.9010 is the movement found within the Luminor Marina eSteel™. The automatic movement has a three-day power reserve and is designed and developed entirely by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. The movement features a rapid adjustment system able to move the hour hand forward or backward in increments of one hour, independent of the minute hand. Water-resistant to 30 bar (more than 300 meters deep), the Luminor Marina eSteel™ features a recycled textile strap that coordinates with its dial color, eSteelTM trapezoidal pin buckle, an additional strap and a storage box composed of recycled material.

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