As a brand whose popularity has always been driven by a peculiar design language, Panerai has in recent times been looking at new ways to add more value to its products which includes the use of new materials. This approach has given birth to innovative Carbotech and Goldtech watches, and today we will be having a quick look at two new Goldtech additions to the Panerai Due family.
The Due collection from Panerai showcases the brand’s softer side comprising watches that are better suited for formal occasions while still maintaining the signature Panerai look. The new Luminor Due Goldtech takes things to the next level by making use of a case crafted from Goldtech. A special alloy of gold, Goldtech features an extensive amount of Copper that emits a warm reddish hue giving the watch a nice dressy vibe. It also has some percentage of Platinum that has been used to prevent the metal from oxidizing. The case measures 42mm in diameter which can be considered small in the world of Panerai’s most of which have large chunky cases falling somewhere between 44 and 47mm in diameter. Both front and the back of the case feature a sapphire glass and the case is water-resistant to a mere 30 meters which is a bit of a downer considering the brand’s strong marine history.
Like the case, the dials have also been designed to add an elegant charm to these new watches. There are two variations to choose from; white dial with printed beige luminous markings and a beautiful sunburst black dial with a sandwich style construction. Both dials feature the much loved Panerai layout with bold Arabic numerals at 12 and 3, baton-style hour markings and a running seconds counter at 9 which has been balanced by a date window at 3.
Powering these watches is Panerai’s in-house caliber P.900. This is an automatic movement that is just 4.2mm thick that helps this watch achieve its thin profile keeping its overall height down to just 10.5mm. It operates at a frequency of 4Hz and offers a power reserve of around 3 days. It has a refined industrial look to it and can be enjoyed through the exhibition case back.
The new Panerai Luminor Due Goldtech watches would come attached to brown (white dial) and Black alligator straps with a polished Goldtech buckle. The price information is not yet available, so we will update this space once we hear back on the same from the brand.