The timepieces from Panerai’s Luminor Due series combine the characteristic design features that watch collectors love with a low profile case that houses the thinnest automatic movement manufactured at Officine Panerai in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The P.4000 calibre allowed Panerai to reduce the size of the case by about 40% without losing any of the precision and functionality that their timepieces are known for.
The case of the Luminor Due shown in the photo (PAM00674) measures 45 mm in diameter and is made from AISI 316L polished steel. The sun-brushed black sandwich dial features Arabic numerals at 3,6,9 and 12 o’clock and a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. It has a power reserve of 72 hours and a depth rating of 30 meters. With no additional complications, this model offers a symmetrical dial that displays the time legibly and stylishly. The black leather strap it comes with adds to the sleek sophistication of the PAM 674.
This Panerai model combines two watchmaking trends of recent years: the thin case and the case with a large diameter. What results is a modern timepiece with classic sensibilities. One of the advantages of a thin case is that it allows the watch to slip under the cuff of a suit, allowing one to wear the large watch in formal settings without calling too much attention to it. While Panerai is known for their sports watches, the Luminor Due collection offers their take on a classic dress watch.
The depth rating indicates that this watch is designed to be worn above the surface, but it still carries the nautical tradition that Panerai has forged over years of creating watches for the Italian Navy. The Luminor Due collection also offers a 42 mm version for those with a desire for a more sensibly sized wristwatch. For more information on this collection and everything else Panerai, visit their official website at panerai.com.