By Carl Scutt

Just as we all expect from any Italian manufacturer of luxury goods the Panerai Luminor design house consistently comes through with clear, precise refinement that never fails to hit the mark.

This year is nothing new as they release their new for 2018 collection of Panerai Luminor Due in both 38 and 42mm cases for SIHH.

Known By Many, Loved By All

The well-known design of the Panerai Luminor Due is a modern classic that oozes class and sophistication.

What’s New For 2018?

Choose is always a nice option and now we have the option of a 38 or 42mm case on the new flavours of the Luminor Due with an embarrassment of customization to suit just about everyone.

New for this year the Luminor Due is available in a Stainless Steel or Red Gold case with a choice of dial colours and straps, all featuring the OP XXXIV Manufacture Calibre offering a Date Window at 3 o’clock.

Dials feature large luminous Arab markers and minute markers and small seconds at 9 o’clock with the 3 o’clock position featuring the Date window and the 12 and 6 o’clock markers enlarged.

The cases are the expected chunky round on square design with aggressive lugs and crown protector. The Red Gold an 18-carat gold alloy utilizing a percentage of copper to add the intensity of the color, and platinum to prevent oxidation.

What’s In The Detail?

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 38mm PAM 755 Technical Details

  • 38mm case
  • 11.2mm thick
  • Stainless steel
  • Anthracite grey dial
  • Large luminous hour markers
  • Hours, minutes, small-seconds and date
  • 3-day power reserve
  • Manufacture OP XXXIV Calibre
  • Bidirectional rotor
  • 4Hz
  • Mint green leather strap
  • Stainless steel buckle
  • 30m water resistance

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso 38mm PAM 756 Technical Details

  • 38mm case
  • 11.2mm thick
  • 5NPt Red Gold
  • Ivory dial
  • Luminous dot markers and large blue figures
  • Hours, minutes, small-seconds and date
  • 3-day power reserve
  • Exhibition caseback
  • Manufacture OP XXXIV Calibre
  • Bidirectional rotor
  • 4Hz
  • Light blue alligator strap
  • 18k Red gold buckle
  • 30m water resistance

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 38mm PAM 903 Technical Details

  • 38mm case
  • 11.2mm thick
  • Stainless steel
  • Ivory dial
  • 3-day power reserve
  • Luminous dot markers and large blue figures
  • Hours, minutes, small-seconds and date
  • Manufacture OP XXXIV Calibre
  • Bidirectional rotor
  • 4Hz
  • Blue leather strap with saffiano finish
  • stainless steel buckle
  • 30m water resistance

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Oro Rosso 38mm PAM 908 Technical Details

  • 38mm case
  • 11.2mm thick
  • 5NPt Red Gold
  • Black sandwich dial
  • Luminous linear hour markers
  • Hours, minute, small-seconds and date
  • 3-day power reserve
  • Solid caseback engraved with FU and plum flowers and peonies
  • Symbolizes a tradition in Chinese culture for good luck, long life, happiness and prosperity
  • Plum flowers represent the resilience and perseverance
  • Peonies symbolize wealth
  • Manufacture OP XXXIV Calibre
  • Bidirectional rotor
  • 4Hz
  • Black alligator strap
  • 18k red gold buckle
  • 30m water resistance

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm PAM 904 Technical Details

  • 42mm case
  • 10.5mm thick
  • Stainless steel
  • Solid caseback
  • Anthracite dial
  • Luminous linear hour markers
  • Hours, minutes, small-seconds and date
  • Manufacture OP XXXIV Calibre
  • Bidirectional rotor
  • 4Hz
  • Brown untreated leather strap
  • Stainless steel buckle
  • 30m water resistance

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 42mm PAM 906 Technical Details

  • 42mm case
  • 10.5mm thick
  • Stainless steel
  • Solid caseback
  • Ivory dial
  • Luminous dot markers and large blue figures
  • Hours, minutes, small-seconds and date
  • Manufacture OP XXXIV Calibre
  • Bidirectional rotor
  • 4Hz
  • Blue leather strap with saffiano finish
  • Stainless steel buckle
  • 30m water resistance

Your Choice

It’s not often a high-end watch manufacturer introduces such an altruistic collection and certainly not when it’s aimed at the SIHH demographic that is usually made up of a high percentage of wealthy watch enthusiasts and collectors. It certainly refreshing to see the Luminor Due offering itself as a watch for the people, with the added luxury of different combinations to suit most tastes.

Let’s see what happen with this collection, but mark my words, this is going to be a winner! panerai.com