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Panerai Introduces Submersible eLAB-ID: An Eco-Friendly Watch


If you are looking for an accessory that can last for generations, luxury watches are a good way to go. They are made to be durable to last for many years and can even be treated as heirlooms to be given to loved ones. Panerai

Newly sourced virgin materials are probably one of the qualifications in making Panerai. Therefore, it certainly surprised many watch enthusiasts to see Panerai with an important innovation with the Submersible eLAB-ID—a timepiece made of 98.6% recycled materials. This watch model also shows that circular and sustainable practices can apply to the watchmaking industry and are now dubbed as the “watch with the high percentage of recycled materials ever made.”

Panerai Introduces Submersible eLAB-ID: An Eco-Friendly Watch

The Submersible eLAB-IB is made of EcoTitanium, lightweight aero-grade titanium. What sets it apart is the fact that it is made of over 80% recycled content. The timepiece is also the first Panerai watch to make use of 100% recycled Super-LumiNova for its dial and hands, while the escapement makes use of 100% recycled silicon. Even the sapphire crystal and gold hands on the watch use recycled materials. 

Sustainability Matters

Sustainability matters. More and younger consumers give importance to environmental consciousness. In turn, brands worldwide are looking for ways to manufacture their products responsibly. To make an eco-friendly innovation, the Submersible eLAB-ID is just one of the many offerings Panerai offers. 

Even if it is produced with reused materials, the Submersible does not disappoint. It has a 44mm case powered with 300 meters of water resistance. The aerospace-grade titanium is used to produce the dial and case. 

In order to produce the amazing timepiece, Panerai had to establish a new supply chain. They partnered with suppliers who have expertise in recycling materials and released a list of these companies to encourage other watchmakers to switch to a more sustainable form of manufacturing.

Panerai’s Sustainable Suppliers

To inspire and further spread its sustainable initiative, Panerai released the names of suppliers for their high-quality materials. There is still a long way to go to completely overhaul the watchmaking industry, but this might inspire the other manufacturers to go down a more environmentally friendly route.

Here are the suppliers for the Submersible eLAB-ID:

  • Eramet subsidiary Aubert & Duval for its EcoTitanium
  • Siltronix ST for recycled silicon
  • Monyco collects materials for recycling and applies the Super-LumiNova
  • Sigatech provides expertise on the use of silicon
  • Pro Cadrans for recycled dial
  • RC Tritec for luminescent paint and pigment
  • Ugitec for recycled steel
  • Novo Cristal for recycled sapphire
  • Morellato for recycled plastic that makes the strap

Panerai still does all the handiwork for its cases, movement, and base plates. All the assembly, product testing, and quality control is still done at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchatel and is performed by Panerai itself.

Other Panerai Watches

The 2022 release date and limited edition 30-piece release might be quite frustrating, but if you are looking for a Panerai watch to add to your collection, you can always check out the other watches under Panerai’s catalogs. Here are three models you can check out:

1. Panerai Luminor Radiomir Venti Manual-winding Brown Dial Men’s Watch

 This powerful watch boasts a steel case with a P.6000 caliber. It has a water resistance of 100 meters and a power reserve of 3 days. Its dark face helps give off a formal vibe and the brown leather strap and face helps make this a versatile accessory one can wear to both formal and casual occasions. 

2. Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic Blue Dial 42 mm Men’s Watch

This blue-faced 42mm stainless steel timepiece exudes elegance and excellence. It has a reserve that lasts up to 72 hours and has a water resistance of up to 100 meters. Its face boasts a set of Arabic numeral indexes and it has a standout silver-tone set of hands.

3. Panerai Radiomir Manual-winding Black Dial Men’s Watch

This black watch is an impressive addition to any collection. It boasts a strap of alligator leather. More than just looks, this powerful tool is water-resistant for up to 100 meters and has a power reserve of 72 hours. Its 47mm case is made of stainless steel and the black face is adorned with silver-toned indexes. 

A Panerai Watch For You

The Submersible eLAB-ID is a stunning timepiece to add to any collection. Not only does it pack a variety of functions, but it’s also an eco-friendly tool made from sustainable materials. Many people can say that they have luxury watches, but only a privileged few can say that they have one made from almost 100% of recycled materials. 

Its production entails an initiative not only meant to change Panerai’s manufacturing but the watch industry itself. Panerai aims to pave a way for watchmakers to produce masterpieces in a way that is more helpful to the environment.

You can try your luck and get the Submersible eLAB-ID for yourself, but if you are not so fortunate, know that Panerai has a lot of amazing watches under its catalog. 

What do you think about Panerai’s eco-friendly watch? Comment your thoughts below!