A subtle makeover
Panerai has a flair for designing contemporary watches with a vintage look. The brand has delved back into its iconic Luminor collection to bring us two new models.
Officine Panerai brings Italian style and Swiss expertise together. The brand makes its own P.9000, P.9001 and P.9002 movements and is highly sought-after among watch enthusiasts.
Panerai’s Luminor Due 3 Days collection treats its fans to a new take on its signature Luminor. Panerai has remained true to the original model’s design but given it modern functions with a slimmer case.
The Luminor Due 3 Days case design is inspired by the 1950s and a model made for the Italian Navy between the 1930s and 50s. It has all the Luminor’s signature features such as the reliable cushion-shape case, large dial rimmed by a slim bezel, integrated lugs and the bridge system that keeps the crown waterproof with a lever protecting it from shocks.
The 42mm Luminor Due 3 Days case is just 10.5mm thick making it the slimmest Luminor case ever. It comes in stainless steel (PAM00676) or stylish polished rose gold (PAM00677).
Sapphire crystal protects the traditional low-key Panerai dial adorned with baton-shaped markers and a small seconds counter at 9. The dial’s sandwich structure (black on steel and anthracite grey on gold) makes the time easy to read and highlighted by the sunburst satin finish.
You can watch the manual wind P.1000 calibre through the Luminor Due 3 Days’s transparent case back. This is the first time the large satin-finish bridge protecting half the calibre’s surface has been openworked to reveal the movement’s parts and two barrels fuelling the 3-day power reserve.
The balance wheel in both pieces (28,800 vph) is held in place by a double-support bridge providing improved safety and stability. The movement also features a system which stops the balance wheel and resets the seconds hand when setting the time so the watch is perfectly in sync with a reference signal.
The steel (PAM00676) Luminor Due 3 Days comes with a black alligator strap and the rose gold version (PAM00677) comes with a pale blue alligator strap. Both are waterproof to depths of 30m.
Price: 7,600 CHF (PAM00676) – 20,700 CHF (PAM00677)
By Inès Aloui