PANERAI : Sprezzatura


Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio (PAM739)

CASE : steel, transparent sapphire crystal and back, water-resistant to 30m (3 bar)

SIZE : 45 x 10.7mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical with automatic winding via a 22K gold micro-rotor, Caliber P.4000/10, skeletonized, three-day power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, small seconds

DIAL : anthracite, sunburst satin-brushed

STRAP : brown alligator leather with contrasting topstitching, steel pin buckle

The Italians have a word for describing relaxed elegance, backed by effortless nonchalance : sprezzatura. This particular mode of stylish dressing can also be found in watchmaking, and one of the latest Panerai models definitely fits the bill. The Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is the essence of chic simplicity, which conceals authentic sophistication. It belongs to the latest line from the Neuchâtel-based brand, the Luminor Due. It is slim and refined as much by the construction of its case as by the design of its caliber : a prestigious skeleton-worked mechanism featuring an engraved gold micro-rotor, but revealing nothing of this on the outside. Elegance sometimes lies in jacket linings and interfacing. Panerai applies this principle to its P.4000 caliber. Viewed from the front, this model is every inch a Luminor, with its large crown guard bridge, an unmistakable Panerai style signature. The dial gives a definite cachet, with a sunburst satin-brushed finish lending a precious touch to a brand that generally goes for matt, military-style and functional finishing.

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