Due to great demand, PANERAI presents a flat Luminor. The new Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio stands out from the crowd thanks to its very high level of comfort. The reduced height makes the new PAM00674 even more elegant on the wrist.
According to the manufacturer OFFICINE PANERAI, the PAM00674 is an absolutely extraordinary piece of Swiss engineering artistry. The Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio is the modern interpretation of the legendary Luminor series. The designers’ aim was to enhance and re-define the historic charm of a classic. PANERAI have built a calibre P.4000 into the PAM 674. It is the flattest calibre with automatic winding ever developed by OFFICINE PANERAI.
PANERAI has conquered the classic watch segment with their Luminor Due, now with a flat case. The new, enhanced case still corresponds to the style of classic Luminor Models. With a case diameter of 45mm, the height of the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio has been reduced by a good 40 per cent compared to the classic Luminor 1950. Above all, it has proved to be very pleasant to wear, because of the thin design of the case. This enhanced feeling of comfort is due to the considerably flatter construction of the case. The style of the classic Luminor Due has not been changed with the new case.
In the Luminor 1950, the proportions of the historic role model are in the foreground. Guido Panerai developed divers’ watches for the Italian navy in the 1950’s. He bought the watches from Montres Rolex SA in Switzerland. The robust divers’ watches Cal. 616 and Cal. 618 were used, which Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex produced in large numbers for the British infantry. As the Luminor is modelled directly on these watches, which still use movements from divers’ timepieces, it is intrinsically quite large. The calibre P.4000 used in the PAM 674 has a very slim design, despite offering the same robustness and functionality. A quite decisive development, which gives the PAM00674 a decisive advantage. For the OFFICINE PANERAI manufacturer calibres are produced using the very latest machinery from the watchmaking industry. This has made it possible, for the first time, to produce a complex movement like the calibre P.4000 to be so flat for the Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio.
The steel case on the PAM 674 is 45 millimetres in diameter, yet the flat design delivers greater comfort during everyday business wear than the more sporty-positioned Luminor 1950. But the charm of the historic divers’ watches is preserved. The classic crown-protection bracket has also been designed to be thinner on the Luminor Due. The sandwich design dial features the same look thanks to its minimalist construction. The gorgeous sun-brushing and fluorescent Arabic numerals and hands on the dial complete the image of the new Luminor Due series of models.