Once again, Italian design and Swiss watchmaking technical expertise have joined together to renew the history. Unmistakably inspired by the styling of the original Luminor, the Panerai Luminor Due is a contemporary steel version of classic diving model from the 1950s. Summarily, the new variant has a slimmer case and the thinnest automatic in-house movement. The result is impressive – the sophisticated Luminor Due is perfect option for the most elegant occasion. You can think of it as a classic, with modern diameter.
With the Luminor Due, Panerai started a new chapter in its modern history. This elegantly styled wristwatch preserves the aesthetics codes of the original Luminor, which was designed for the Italian navy in the 1930s.
On the other hand, the new model promote a rather universal visual appearance to the many collectors who want a watch that has the look of the iconic forerunner, but can be worn in any occasion. This resulted in a much more elegant look on the wrist while keeping the distinctive cushion-shaped case and crown protector of the nostalgic model.
This model’s case is waterproof to 30 meters, so it’s not suitable for swimming and diving. Nevertheless, operating this little lever is a beloved ritual for Paneristi. The display back of this watch is completely transparent, revealing the impressive architecture of caliber P.4000 in all its glory.
The dial embodies a classically minimalist arrangement with four Arabic numerals at the cardinal points, baton-shaped indexes between them, and a subdial for the seconds.
But the star of the show is the deep black sunburst dial, that catch the light in impressive manner. The dial sandwich-style construction is likewise unmistakable. In this instance, the glorious sandwich dial has a black, sunburst-polished upper part and a more discreet beige lower level. They team up with the hands to create a tasteful, retro charm. And as is usual for Panerai the numerals, indexes and hands have a lasting, intensive green glow in the dark.
The PAM 674 is the first watch of the Luminor Due collection with automatic winding and it contains one of the most sophisticated movements made by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. Beside the thinner silhouette of the case, Panerai showcase the in-house calibre P.4000, Panerai’s thinnest automatic caliber yet. The most distinctive feature of this calibre is the decentralized micro-rotor which rotates in both directions.
This advanced construction provides 72 hours of power reserve. The jewel count is at an impressive 31, with the balance itself beating at a fairly standard 28,800 vph. The result is a calibre which preserves all the Panerai characteristics of accuracy, reliability and solidity but with a thickness of only 3.95 millimeter.
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