Italian heritage, Swiss craftsmanship, global appeal. There’s a lot to love about Officine Panerai watches. Known for years for their oversized dive-style watches, the Florentine brand has refined its aesthetic ever so slightly in recent times. There’s the still the trademark crown protector of course. The simple yet iconic dials. The military influence on the designs. Yet somehow the watches are more chic, more wearable on a daily basis.
Take for the example the LUMINOR DUE (PAM00904) presented in a comfortably sized steel case measuring a svelte 42mm. At just 10.5mm thick – making it the thinnest of Panerai’s creations – this watch is powered by an automatic movement. A minimalist satin-finished grey dial displays the time and date only. The perfect companion for daily wear.
If you prefer something slightly dressier (ever so slightly – this is Panerai after all), consider the LUMINOR DUE 3 DAYS ACCIAIO (PAM00676). Also offered in a 42mm steel case, it boasts an eye-catching sun-brushed black dial with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds are shown at 9 o’clock and there’s no date display. Inside is the hand-wound mechanical, P.1000 calibre, a Manufacture movement executed entirely in-house by Panerai. Its two-barrel set up ensures three days of power reserve.
For those who prefer their Panerai watches more traditionally sized, the LUMINOR BASE 8 DAYS (PAM00510) and LUMINOR 8 DAYS (PAM00560) are both great options. Coming in 44mm polished AISI 316L steel cases, both feature black dials with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Inside each is the hand-wound mechanical P.5000 calibre, another Manufacture movement executed entirely in-house by Panerai. As the name suggests it offers an impressive 8-day power reserve when fully wound. In fact the only real difference between these two great options is the small seconds display at 9 o’clock on the PAM00560.
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