Even though Panerai Carbotech watches have been around for a few years, I haven’t been able to get my hands on one to review until now.
On this review, I will focus on the PAM616 and PAM661, the 47mm Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech (PAM 616) and the 44mm Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 Carbotech (PAM 661).
These new Panerai watches are like other Panerai models, but they come with a new carbon case.
Even though I am a fan of AP watches and their forged carbon cases, I think that I prefer the finish on the Panerai Carbotechs! They are so cool!
Even though 47mm might seem like a diameter for a big watch at first, the Luminor Submersible actually does not feel bit on my wrist. I do, however, prefer the 44mm Carbotech that I reviewed.
The retail price of the Panerai PAM616 has a retail price of $17,100 and my guess is that you might be able to find them preowned between $10,000 and $12,000. Keep in mind that there aren’t many of these watches around, so the pre-owned prices might not be as accurate as for the other luxury watches I have reviewed.
The PAM661 Carbotech retails for $11,800 and can probably be found retail for around $9k or $10k.
An advantage the Panerai Carbotech watches have over ceramic Panerais is durability. Even though I love ceramic watches, they can be damaged a lot easier. If you drop them, the case will very likely shatter.
When it comes to the Watch Game, wearing a Carbotech will definitely put you on the Panerai map!