Powerful, intense and distinctive. Panerai Goldtech™ returns to take centre stage, fashioned into the forms of the new Luminor Due – 42 mm watches.
A synthesis of sophisticated elegance, historic roots and Italian design, since 2016 the Luminor Due has been the tangible expression of Panerai’s unceasing technicalaesthetic development. The powerful amplification of a new language. A model out of the ordinary. A careful custodian of elements which have re-emerged from history, but reassessed in its volumes and reinterpreted in its proportions.
The new Luminor Due – 42 mm turns to gold. The case, the bezel, the Safety Lock™ crown protective device, the back and the buckle are formed of alchemylike fusions of Panerai Goldtech™, a special 18-carat gold alloy with an original composition which is notable for its high percentage of copper as well as the presence of platinum. The purpose of the copper is to give the colour intensity and depth, while the platinum is there to lower the tarnishing effects of oxidation.
This elegant nonconformity is emphasised by the design of the dial. This is either black with a satiné soleil finish and sandwich structure (PAM01041), or white with luminous printed Arabic numerals (PAM01042).
The Luminor Due – 42 mm in Goldtech™ has a mechanical movement with automatic winding. It meets the requirement of being very practical and suitable for everyday use, while at the same time being a watch which is visually superb. The new P.900 Calibre fits perfectly into the small size of the Luminor Due case. Visible through the sapphire crystal back, with its thickness of just 4.2 mm it is today one of Panerai’s thinnest automatic movements.
Entirely developed and assembled at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, the automatic movement with such a small diameter, combines the functions of date, small seconds and a power reserve of three days.
Water-resistant to 3 bar (a depth of about 30 metres) the new Luminor Due – 42 mm watches are supplied with an interchangeable alligator leather strap fitted with the Quick Release system, and a Panerai GoldtechTM clasp buckle. The strap is black with tone-on-tone sewing (PAM01041), or dark brown with beige sewing (PAM01042).