We separate the most current increases to the Panerai Luminor Due lineup.

It’s late August and we have information on five new Panerai Luminor Due models.  That strikes me as to some degree a curious season to deliver a genuinely enormous number of new models, however with summer over and individuals currently directing their concentration toward the back year’s end (for example the colder time of year and conceivably reward season for a few) maybe the circumstance makes sense.  Furthermore, it’s likely best to discuss the Due collection, with its frequently censured 30 meters of water resistance, outside of prime beach and pool season or it might essentially serve to take care of those raging console warriors.  And discuss we will as we separate the five new models and add a touch of history.  Within these five new models, there are various “firsts” and except if you are a Panerai master, those aren’t obvious.  But…we’re here to help.

The Panerai Luminor Due Series

The Panerai Luminor Due collection was introduced in 2016 at 42mm, however it was 2018 that presented to us the principal 38mm models – all with the recognizable latch framework to lock down the crown.  Now, you didn’t must be a stalwart Panerai fan to realize that a sub-40mm distance across choice addressed a genuine flight for the brand.  Yes, a 40mm Luminor Marina choice has existed for over a decade – now and again with various dial choices accessible – yet it’s a genuinely chunky watch and uses an ETA-based automatic.  That PAM1048 is still near and maybe important because it contains a “true Panerai” 300 meters of water resistance and is priced well inside the scope of the Luminor Due series.  But with the Due arrangement, we have Panerai’s originally focused on effort to charm ladies to the brand.  Plus, regardless of what measurement is chosen, the Due watches are slimmer than their more toolish Luminor counterparts and that makes them more reasonable for formal occasions.  Regarding “firsts”, we make them excite news today on the development front as the brand introduces another caliber called the P.900.

A New Caliber – the P.900 Automatic

The P.900 is another in-house automatic that’s just 4.2mm thick.  It contains an influence save of 3 days and a date function.  Taking a glance at the Panerai Luminor Due collection before today’s five deliveries, it appears to be that the automatic date models in 38mm and 42mm utilized the OPXXXIV calibre.  This OP development is a common caliber inside Richemont and is likewise in the Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic .  Panerai’s plan is to move all previous “OP” automatic date development watches inside the Luminor Due line to the new P.900.  We’ll get to pricing later, however there’s no cost increase for the in-house development over the previous OP models.  It’s somewhat astonishing for Panerai to do a turn around after a short couple of years, yet I can comprehend a buyer’s want for development exclusivity when considering setting out their well deserved money.

The Panerai Luminor Due PAM00926 & PAM00927

With the PAM00926 and 927, we have the principal titanium-cased Panerai Luminor Due models.  Outfitted with dull blue dials containing “satiné soleil decoration” (that seems as though French for “sunburst”), the watches are basically identical beside their case diameters.   The 926 is 38mm and the 927 is 42mm and both are brushed.  Due to the size discrepancy, you’ll note that the bigger 927 has a trace of a lume marker to one side of the date window.  Speaking of the lume, Panerai utilized beige Super-LumiNova in this sandwich dial configuration.  The fundamental hands give off an impression of being gold and the equivalent goes for the running seconds at 9:00.

As referenced above, both of these pieces are fitted with the new P.900 automatic, despite the fact that it’s covered up underneath a strong titanium case back.  Both pieces additionally come on matte blue croc ties and utilize Panerai’s “quick delivery” framework for simpler lash changes.  The clasps are likewise in titanium.  The PAM000926 will retail for 6,700 Euros and the PAM000927 comes in at an even 7,000 Euros.

When I report on Panerai, it’s in every case hard to keep down my appreciation for their more basic models and these Panerai Luminor Due pieces fall into that category.  I love the dial plan, the crown framework and the case shape.  Now, we have a rich blue dial with a warm lume color that I see as to a greater extent a stylistic choice as opposed to filling in as a tribute to false patina.  Add another, in-house development and titanium and these Due models begin to become more compelling.  I can just envision that, regardless of whether in 38 or 42mm pretense, these slimmer pieces feel truly nice on the wrist indeed.

The Panerai Luminor Due PAM01043 & PAM01046

Similar to the blue Panerai Luminor Due models, we get a pair of watches that contrast principally due to diameter.  The PAM01043 is the 38mm choice and the PAM01046 sizes at 42mm.  With these watches, however, cleaned treated steel is the chosen case medium.  The white dials additionally bring beige Super-LumiNova, yet the lists are printed and encircled by black.  The hands are case-colored and the lashes are beige calf leather.  once more, the developments utilized are the new caliber P.900 and they sit behind a strong case back.  The PAM01043 retails for 5,900 Euros and the PAM01046 will sell for 6,200 Euros.

Here once more, I’m an enthusiast of these Panerai Luminor Due pieces.  And while my choice would almost certainly lie more towards the blue titanium forms, these white-dialed watches probably add some more visual mass.  After all, white isn’t exactly slimming!  Plus, with shinier cases, these will stand apart a bit more.  Of course, the quick delivery lash framework will take into account diverse tie alternatives and it is fascinating to see them matched with more contrast.

The Panerai Luminor Due PAM01045

The next new Panerai Luminor Due is the PAM01045 and this one is an alternate piece as far as material and pricing.  The 1045 is a 38mm piece utilizing the brand’s exclusive “Goldtech” case material.  Goldtech is 18K gold with a mix of copper and platinum that creates a hotter look while opposing tarnishing.  Think of Omega’s “Home brew” gold and you’re in good shape, however though Omega went in a lighter direction, Panerai chose a redder hue.  This tone is balanced with a cleaned red crocodile strap.  The white dial, then again, is fundamentally the same as the white-dialed pieces above.  The lone difference is in the hands as they’re gold to match the case.  This will be our first chance to see the P.900 as this watch will have a sapphire presentation back inside a Goldtech screw down case back.  The retail price for the PAM01045 will be 14,900 Euros.  This is an excellent watch and in blending it with an intense red tie, it appears to be that Panerai is showcasing it towards females – which is as yet an invigorating methodology to see from the brand.

The Panerai Luminor Due PAM00964

With the PAM00964, we have a more complicated expansion to the Panerai Luminor Due line.  At 45mm in titanium, the 964 uses Panerai’s in-house P.4002 caliber automatic.  This micro-rotor development contains a GMT function, am/pm show at 9:00 and a force save show on the front of the case showing a scale of up to 72 hours.  While this isn’t Panerai’s first 45mm watch, the Due actually introduced 45mm cases to the brand.  This is the first occasion when we see a titanium GMT Due.  The dial is like the previously mentioned blue-dialed watches with its sandwich construction.  A blue croc tie accompanies the watch.  The PAM00964 will sell for 11,800 Euros.

Of the six new Panerai Luminor Due watches, the PAM00964 is most likely my most un-top pick, yet that is because of the dial complexity.  Whether today or 20 years prior, I’ve generally battled to dismiss my consideration from the more basic models from the brand.  That being said, it’s an exquisite watch that should interest those searching for a dressy Panerai esthetic with somewhat greater functionality under the hood.

We expect these Panerai Luminor Due models to start transporting any time as some are now present on the brand’s official site.  I’ll be mentioning one of the blue-dialed models for a top to bottom review.  Stay tuned…

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