Panerai – Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio 45mm and Luminor Due 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio 45mm

With their sophisticated technology and their simple, minimalist lines, the new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic (PAM00943) and the Luminor Due 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic (PAM00944) are the perfect synthesis of historical and contemporary references. The two new models, created by the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, have the Luminor case 45 mm in diameter, a fascinating anthracite dial and the advanced technology of the P.4001 and P.4002 automatic calibres with which they are fitted.

The Luminor Due case of the two models, in AISI 316L stainless steel, includes in its thickness of a few millimetres the fascination of the history of every Panerai watch, with its clean lines and the characteristic bridge device which protects the winding crown.

The anthracite dial, with small seconds counter and date, has the classic Panerai design and a satiné soleil finish which endows this very elegant watch with a decidedly sporty spirit. The sandwich structure of the dial, with its two superimposed discs containing the luminous beige substance of the hour markers, makes it extremely legible under all lighting conditions as well as in the dark.

Both the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic (PAM00943) and the Luminor Due 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic (PAM00944) have a power reserve indicator. In the first, it is circular and positioned on the back, while in the second, which is also fitted with the GMT function with am/pm indication, enabling the time in a second time zone to be read, it is on the dial at 5 o’clock.

These two additional functions distinguish the P.4002 from the P.4001; both movements are automatic calibres with a power reserve of three days, and they can be admired through the sapphire crystal porthole in the back. The two movements are 13¾ lignes in size and they have an off-centred micro-rotor made of tungsten – a material chosen for its high specific weight – and two spring barrels.

The balance oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and it is firmly fixed in position by a bridge with twin supports, which help to make the structure of the calibre strong and reliable. The useful seconds reset mechanism stops the balance and zeroes the seconds hand when the time is adjusted, so that the watch can be accurately synchronised.

The new Luminor Due watches are supplied with a brown alligator strap with contrasting beige stitching and they are water-resistant to 3 bar (a depth of about 30 metres).

Technical details

Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic 45mm (PAM00943)

Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.4001 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, circular power reserve indicator on the back, seconds reset.
Case: 45 mm, AISI 316L polished steel.
Dial: Anthracite, sun-brushed, with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 metres)

Luminor Due 3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic 45mm (PAM00944)

Movement: Automatic mechanical, P.4002 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai.
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, second time zone, 24h indicator, power reserve, seconds reset.
Case: 45 mm, AISI 316L polished steel.
Dial: Anthracite, sun-brushed, with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Seconds and 24h indicator at 9 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 5 o’clock.
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Water resistance: 3 bar (~30 metres)

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