Panerai Luminor Due: The Watch for Every Occasion

Posted by Daniel Luczak on 26th Aug 2019

The Panerai Luminor Due is a modern reinterpretation of the classic model from the '50s. It is unmistakably influenced by the design of the initial Luminor. This fresh version features a slimmer case and a contemporary in-house movement for automatic winding with a micro-rotor.

The Birth (2016)

Panerai introduced the new Luminor Due in 2016, and expanded the watch with a beautiful blue dialed edition in 2019.

This watch preserves the design of the original Luminor, which was designed in the 1930s for the Italian navy and delivered exclusively to them until the 1950s. The elegant and minimalist case lines of the Luminor Due are the result of a sophisticated technical reworking of the originally used historical model for the Italian navy.

This new model, on the other hand, caters to the many fans who want to own a watch that looks like the iconic predecessor but can be worn for all occasions. Luminor Due is the watch for all occasions.

The Luminor Due is about 40% slimmer than the design of the initial Luminor. The new model is slim enough to slip under the cuff of a dress shirt with a height of about 10.8 mm. It also looks appealing on the wrist of a woman, because it doesn't seem too masculine.

A Luminor's typical features are readily recognizable–not just by connoisseurs. The case in the shape of a pillow is almost unmistakable. It traces its ancestry from 1940 to the Radiomir. The case and its huge belt lugs are also milled from a solid steel frame for the Luminor Due.

At the center portion of the dial, the lugs create a solid structure. With its facets and gently glowing sides, the glossy-finished architecture feels more charming than previous designs.

Let’s take a look at some of the top watches in the Luminor Due collection.

Lumnior Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm – PAM00904

The Luminor Due 3 Days 42 mm version checks at 10.50 mm thickness even thinner than the PAM00903 (as opposed to 11.20 mm). Also, the cushion case is produced completely of stainless steel AISI 316L, a steel alloy with high resistance to corrosion.

In the familiar Panerai sandwich fashion, an anthracite dial is built that offers big luminous Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock. Finished with an untreated brown leather belt with contrasting beige stitching, which also features a quick release belt shifting scheme, this one offer a contemporary classic theme and look to the fans.

Luminor Due 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio 45mm – PAM00944

This GMT timepiece at 45 mm is a little nearer to the fabulous 1950 Panerai Luminor from which the record Due is constructed. The sun-brushed dial of anthracite displays the sandwich style with luminous Arabic numerals.

The Super-LumiNova beige coating found among one of the two superimposed discs radiates through the numbers and numerals of the stencil. The second time zone is indicated by a GMT side and an AM / PM marker at 9 a.m. And a sapphire crystal caseback provides a glance for a distinctive finish to the self-winding Caliber P.4002 motion.

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 38mm – PAM00903

Panerai shrunk the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic to 38 mm long for the first time. This size makes the timepiece sufficiently flexible to slide under any shirt collar. The ivory dial provides superb luminosity with luminous dot markers and large blue color-coordinating numbers with fingers. The PAM00903 has a three-day energy reserve mechanical automatic caliber.

Panerai's latest rapid release strap change scheme features the black leather belt with a saffiano finish. This intuitive technique makes it easy to change the strap without any tools. The challenge is to place simple stress on the back of the strap close to the attachment. Just another feature making this new 38 mm even more enjoyable.

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