Panerai’s pioneering innovation has led the brand to evolve and create some of the most contemporary timepieces in the industry today. Continuously maintaining creativity whilst keeping the Italian brand’s heritage embedded within its collections, Panerai pushed the refresh button on the three-year-old Luminor Due collection, offering a luxe addition to the Luminor Due family.
A merge between modern design cues and signature aesthetics, Panerai launches new Luminor Due collection…
A refined, contemporary take on the brand’s signature line of 1950s-inspired wristwatches, the new Luminor Due watches remain unconventional in its attitude and is the first Panerai automatic watch of this diameter (4.2 mm) to have both a date display and a power reserve of three days.
For the new Luminor Due collection it is business as usual in an aesthetic sense, however a change in movement has had a ripple effect on the design. Comprising of six new models, the numerous case variants include brushed titanium, stainless steel and Panerai’s patented Goldtech which are paired with two dial options, a blue satiné soleil sandwich dial or white with beige printed Arabic numerals.
With the exception of the PAM00964, all of these watches are equipped with Panerai’s new P.900 calibre, their thinnest to date. Measuring just 4.2mm thick it also boasts a substantial three day power and is likely to be Panerai’s new entry level calibre. The collection moves in a modern direction in terms of case size too, thanks to its svelte movement the watches are significantly thinner than previous models and all come with quick-change straps.
Panerai Luminor Due PAM00926 and PAM00927
The new Luminor Due watches PAM00926, PAM00927, and PAM00964 referenced models come with brushed titanium cases, blue crocodile straps, sunray patterned dials and beige indexes. One of the rare differences between PAM00926 (38mm) and 927 (42mm) is the case diameter. All three models have a date display and a Luminor Marina style winding crown protection.
The case backs of these models are solid. It is difficult to predict exactly why the brand made such a choice, as the watches in this collection are resistant to water pressure up to 30 meters only. In other words, the user does not have to protect the watch from the rain, but it is impossible to swim with the watch.
Both models provide automatic Caliber P.900 power and give a 72-hour lifetime in full installation. PAM00926 is available for 6,700 Euro and PAM00927 for 7,000 Euro.
Panerai Luminor Due PAM00964 with GMT Function
The Luminor Due PAM00964 comes with a titanium case like the ones mentioned above but is larger in diameter (45mm). The second time zone display is at 9 o’clock. The power reserve indicator is off-centered and placed between 5 and 6 o’clock. The Caliber P.4002 used in this Luminor Due model is equipped with a micro-rotor to maintain the thin profile of the model. The automatic movement provides 72 hours of power reserve when fully wound. Let us also add that this model was developed and produced in the brand’s manufacture at Neuchâtel. The price of the watch is 11,800 Euro.
Panerai Luminor Due Gold Case PAM01045
Meet the most ‘expensive’ Luminor Due. This model is impressive with its bright red strap, 38mm gold case, and beige dial. The case uses Panerai’s patented Goldtech material, an 18k rose gold alloy which contains more copper than your usual mixture giving it a reddish hue.
The watch is powered by the automatic Caliber P900 and provides 72 hours of power reserve when fully wound. Despite being aimed at women, slender wristed males will be tempted. The price of this (poetic) watch is 14,900 Euro.
Panerai Luminor Due PAM01043 and PAM01046
Among all these models, the most accessible one is the PAM01043. It is a typical contemporary Panerai with the Italian design that reflects to the smallest detail. With a brown leather strap, beige dial and stitches in the same tone, the model is quite beautiful.
The 38mm case is made of stainless steel and houses the automatic P900 movement, providing 72 hours of power reserve when fully wound. PAM01046, on the other hand, is more masculine than its sibling is with its dark brown calf strap and 42mm case. PAM01043 is available for 5,900 Euro and PAM01046 for 6,200 Euro.
The new Luminor Due watches are supplied with interchangeable straps equipped with the Quick Release system. They are water-resistant to 3 bar (a depth of about 30 metres). Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Panerai.