Panerai : Charting a novel course

Luminor Due 3 Days – PAM00677

CASE : polished 18K red gold, waterresistant to 30m

SIZE : 47mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical hand-winding, Manufacture Caliber P.1000/10. 72h power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, small seconds, zero-resetting

DIAL : satinbrushed sunburst anthracite with luminescent hour-markers and Arabic numerals

STRAP : black or blue alligator leather

Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio – PAM00687

CASE : polished steel, water-resistant to 30m

SIZE : 47mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical hand-winding, Manufacture Caliber P.3000. 72h power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes

DIAL : shaded brown, luminescent Arabic numerals and hour-markers

STRAP : natural brown leather, cream stiching, pin buckle

Panerai has once again delved into its archives in creating the new Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio. Keen ‘Paneristi’ will recognize the 12-sided bezel as well as the “Officine Panerai – Brevettato” inscription picked up from a 1930 model. The Italian adjective brevetatto refers to the luminescent material – Radiomir – for which the Florence-based Maison had just registered a patent and that was to give its name to an entire collection. This new timepiece includes other aspects of the original model : the same letters engraved on the screw-lock bezel, the screw-in caseback, the three-part 47mm case, as well as the highly legible twohand minimalist dial. The shaded chestnut brown shade of the dial is however a first for Panerai, and vividly evokes the luminous effect that Radiomir created on the black dial of the historical model, recreated in the black-dial version of this Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio. The trimmed-down case of the Luminor Due 3 Days – measuring a mere 10.5mm thick and the slimmest ever developed by Panerai – is another first, available in steel or pink gold framing a sunburst anthracite dial further enhancing its overall elegance. The gold model is distinguished by a subtly skeletonized version of the P.1000 movement, with a large openworked bridge enabling the eye to wander through the heart of the mechanism. Women with a penchant for this refined model will probably opt for the blue strap, while men will go for the black one.

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