A new chap­ter


Virtuozity - - Watch -

AC­CORD­ING TO PANERAI, its new Luminor Due col­lec­tion is a new chap­ter in the brand’s his­tory. It fea­tures a new case, sub­tly re­designed but faith­fully in­spired by the lines of the clas­sic Luminor of 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.

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 per cent 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.

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 sa­tine 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.

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