Panerai presented their new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic models at this year’s SIHH, with the stainless steel or red gold case, in sizes of 42 mm and – for the first time – only 38 mm in diameter. These dimensions and characteristics make these watches extremely versatile, as does the new range of colours for the dials and straps of each new model. They’re worth closer inspection.
These new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic watches are fitted with the OP XXXIV Manufacture calibre, with automatic winding and a power reserve of three days, the basic standard of Panerai’s movements.
The Luminor Due case is 38 mm in diameter, the smallest ever produced by Panerai, and it is only 11.20 mm thick. It is made entirely of AISI 316L stainless steel, a steel alloy with excellent properties of corrosion resistance. The winding crown is protected by the classic bridge device with lever, patented by Panerai in 1956. The case and bezel have a polished finish. Solid steel back.
The ivory dial, with exemplary luminosity and the classic Panerai design, has luminous dot markers and large blue figures, matching the hands. The small seconds counter is at 9 o’clock and the date window is at 3 o’clock.
The Luminor Due 3 Days is fitted with the Manufacture OP XXXIV automatic calibre, with a power reserve of three days. The bidirectional oscillating weight winds the watch continuously and efficiently. The balance oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). 12½ lignes in diameter and 4.2 mm thick. 171 components.
With a diameter of only 38 mm or 42 mm, the new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic has the unmistakable Panerai design in six new versions suitable for every wrist and situation
The Luminor Due is the thinnest and most versatile of Panerai’s creations. Its elegant, logical design, with pure, minimalist lines, is the result of a sophisticated technical reworking of the historic Luminor design. This has transformed an icon of high quality sports watchmaking into a new classic, suitable for every wrist and situation but always immediately recognisable with its powerful Panerai identity.
These new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic watches are fitted with the OP XXXIV Manufacture calibre, with automatic winding and a power reserve of three days, the basic standard of Panerai’s movements. The dial design – with large luminous figures in the purest Panerai style, small seconds counter and, for the first time in this collection, the date window – ensures the legendary legibility which has been an essential characteristic of the brand since the first example created in the 1930s.