The p.1000 hand-wound calibre with a power reserve of three days and the luminor due case only 10.5 mm thick. Available in steel or in an elegant red gold version with a finely skeletonised movement.
The Classic Luminor Of The 1950s
The new LUMINOR DUE collection is a new chapter in the history of Panerai. It is the result of a challenge successfully overcome by the designers and engineers of the Panerai Manufacture: to offer enthusiasts a new interpretation of the brand’s iconic watch, the Luminor, which is absolutely faithful to the original aesthetic but with more contemporary functionality, achieved by a reduction in the thickness of the case compared to the historic one which is up to 40% for some models.
Panerai creations made for the Italian Navy from the 1930s to the 1950s. The ingredients are the ones well known to every connoisseur of high quality watchmaking: the robust cushion case, the large dial surrounded by the bezel, the strong integrated lugs and the bridge-shaped device which seals the crown with a lever and protects it from accidental shocks.
All the elements originate directly from the history of the brand and they have all been subtly redesigned to emphasise the versatility of a watch which is a perfect synthesis of the sporting spirit and the ability to wear it on every occasion, a combination of distinctive design and sophisticated watchmaking technique.
Luminor Due 3 Days – 42mm
With a thickness of only 10.5 mm, the case of the new Luminor Due 3 Days is the thinnest Luminor case ever created. The remarkable efforts of Panerai’s designers are seen in a reduction in the thickness of almost 40% compared to several models in the Luminor 1950 collection with the same diameter. This reduction of thickness – and of weight – has been devised for all those who want to enjoy the distinctive identity of a Panerai watch while enjoying a different experience on the wrist. Once again, Italian design and Swiss watchmaking technical expertise have joined together to renew the history of a unique brand in the panorama of international high quality sports watchmaking.
Available in AISI 316L stainless steel or in an elegant red gold version, the case of the new Luminor Due 3 Days is 42 mm in diameter, it has the classic bridge device with sealing lever which protects the winding crown, and every component has a polished finish. The sapphire crystal reveals the classic minimalist Panerai dial with figures and bar hour markers and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. Black in the steel version and anthracite grey in the gold one, the dial has the classic sandwich structure, displaying the time extremely clearly, and it is enhanced by a satiné soleil finish.
The back of the new Luminor Due 3 Days is open, so that the hand-wound P.1000 calibre can be admired; in the red gold model this calibre is presented for the first time in the sophisticated skeletonised P.1000/10 version. In it, the large brushed finish bridge which protects over half the surface of the calibre has been worked to reveal part of the mechanism, including the two spring barrels which provide the power reserve of three days. In both versions the balance (which oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour) is fixed by a bridge with twin supports to ensure great security and stability. The movement also contains the device which stops the balance wheel and zeroes the seconds hand when setting the time (seconds reset), for perfect synchronisation of the watch with a reference time signal.