Panerai’s newest model to the ever-growing collection to the Luminor family is the Luminor Due (“two” in Italian). Panerai Luminor due is definitely the Panerai thinnest model made so far. To be more precise: the watch’s case has been reduced by about 40 percent in thickness compared to Luminor models with a similar case diameter. For comparison: the Radiomir measures 12.17 mm). This resulted in a much more elegant look on the wrist while keeping the distinctive cushion-shaped case and crown protector of the 1950 model. You have read in our guide for the Buying first Panerai watch that some 1950 models can look really big on your wrist if you are not really big guy (44mm models). The downside to this slimmer design: Panerai watches have always been pioneers in the development of dive watches. So, a water-resistance level of about 30 meters indicates that the Due shouldn’t be worn in water, even though it uses the characteristic lever to seal the crown. This is a bit disappointing having in mind that the first Panerai watches have been made for Italian navy.
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Like almost every new Panerai watch, the Panerai Luminor due comes in 4 different variations. Let’s find out what are the differences.
The Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days has a polished case and is available in two diameters (42 mm and 45 mm). They are also available in either rose gold or stainless steel. The sandwich dial (black for the two stainless-steel versions, anthracite grey for the two rose-gold versions) comes with a sun-brushed finish (satiné soleil) and beige Super-LumiNova.
The Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days 42 mm in stainless steel (PAM676) is powered by the hand-wound P.1000 manufacture caliber; the rose-gold version (PAM677) by the skeletonized P.1000/10. The case measures 10.5 mm in height and is equipped with a sapphire crystal both on the front and on the back.
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The larger Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days 45 mm in stainless steel (PAM674) is powered by the automatic P.4000 manufacture caliber. On the other hand, the rose-gold version (PAM675) by the skeletonized P.4000/10 featuring a 22k-gold oscillating weight and clous de Paris decoration. Thanks to the use of a decentralized, bidirectional micro-rotor, the case measures only 10.7 mm in height. The power reserve is 3 days, as indicated by the model name.
The Luminor Due collection is scheduled to be in stores starting in mid-September; list prices are $8,100 for the hand-wound PAM676 in steel, $21,100 for the rose-gold PAM677. The prices for the larger automatic versions are $10,700 for steel and $25,600 for the rose-gold version.
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