Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech
The Carbotech is a composite material based on carbon fibre, never before used in the world of watchmaking.
The Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic presents a remarkable new technical innovation: the case is made of carbotech, a composite material based on carbon fibre, never before used in the world of watchmaking. While the technology of the material looks to the future, every detail of the design of the watch is faithfully inspired by the history of the brand.
The Carbotech is a composite material based on carbon fibre, never before used in the world of watchmaking. As well as providing exceptional technical performance, Carbotech has an uneven, matt black appearance, which varies according the cutting of the material: the result is that each example is unique.
The structure of Carbotech is designed to enhance both the aesthetics and the performance of the material, which is used to make the case,the rotating bezel and the lever bridge which protects the winding crown. To form the plates of Carbotech from which these components are made, thin sheets of carbon fibres are compressed at a controlled temperature under high pressure together with a high-end polymer, PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone), which binds the composite material, making it even stronger and more durable.
With this structure, the mechanical properties of Carbotech are much higher than those of similar materials or of other materials used in the world of watchmaking, such as ceramics and titanium: Carbotech is lighter than these and much more resistant to external solicitations, as well as being hypoallergenic and not subject to corrosion.