With the Luminor Due, Panerai pays tribute to Italian style
September 21, 2019
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Paneria first introduced Luminor Due back in 2016, a line inspired by the styling of the original Luminor, which was designed for the Italian navy in the 1930s and supplied to them exclusively until the 1950s.  And while boasting a slimmer case and a modern in-house movement with a micro-rotor for automatic winding, the latest Panerai Luminor Due is a truly contemporary reinterpretation.

Substantially thinner while completely respecting the classic design, there is a lot on innovation in terms of materials. In terms of materials, a Luminor Due 38 mm appears for the first time in titanium. As for combinations, a Luminor Due – 42 mm is the first model of its size to associate a titanium case with an automatic mechanical movement. So far as solutions are concerned, the Luminor Due GMT Power reserve – 45 mm is Panerai’s first “45 mm” watch.

Common to all are the revised dial designs, sophisticated and elegant with printed Arabic numerals and numbers. The new style is complemented by the wide choice of personal leather straps which is available. In terms of movement, the new 4.2 mm P.900 Calibre is one of the thinnest automatic movements produced at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. This makes this one of the first Panerai automatic watches of this diameter to have both a date display and a power reserve of three days. Even greater mechanical sophistication is to be found in the P.4002 Calibre used in the Luminor Due GMT Power Reserve 45 mm. Twin time zones with dial-side power reserve indication and a 24-hour display with am/pm indicator are incorporated in a movement just 4.8 mm thick.

Panerai’s new Luminor Due watches are supplied with interchangeable straps equipped with the Quick Release system, and water-resistant to 3 bar (a depth of about 30 metres).

Panerai’s new Luminor Due watches will retail starting at $10,500

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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