An Ode to Panerai’s Technical Heritage: the New Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

The newest addition to the Luminor Complicazioni collection, the timepiece features an outstanding 10-day power reserve
An Ode to Panerai’s Technical Heritage: the New Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482
June 3, 2024
An Ode to Panerai’s Technical Heritage: the New Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

Panerai has unveiled a brand new Luminor that serves as an exemplary reminder of the brand’s commitment to technical innovation and heritage. The Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 joins the Luminor Complicazioni collection that comprises timepieces focused on Chrono and GMT, among other high-end complications. GMT India takes a closer look at the watch.

At first glance, the emblematic design stands out prominently

The 44mm timepiece, powered by the P.2003 calibre that guarantees a 10-day power reserve, pays a technical tribute to Panerai’s ability of providing impressively long power reserves. Dating back to the 1960s, this long power reserve took shape when the brand made use of a SF240 movement produced by Angelus with eight days’ power reserve and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. The power reserve was so long and splendid that there was far less need for winding, thus further reducing the wear on gaskets and the possibility of water infiltration, hence meeting the stringent requirements of the Italian Navy commandos.

The open caseback allows the wearer to admire the impressive movement

Made up of 296 components and featuring 25 jewels, the P.2003 is the first automatic calibre developed by Panerai within its Manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The innovation and craftsmanship showcased in this new model was pioneered by the “Laboratorio di Idee”, a division of the Research & Development Department where skilled engineers draw inspiration from the archives and the Italian DNA of the brand while pushing boundaries and ensuring that each new piece aligns with Panerai’s unique brand identity. Measuring 133⁄4 lignes in diameter with a thickness of 8mm, the new calibre has all the technical characteristics that form the core essence of the P.2000 series. But it distinguishes itself by having automatic winding with a power reserve of 10 days, operated by an oscillating weight mounted on a ball bearing, which winds the springs of the barrels as it rotates in both directions. The power reserve is complemented by the GMT function that allows for the tracking of dual time zones.

The dark blue alligator strap is both elegant and sporty, at the same time

The instantly-recognisable cushion-shaped case—that promises a water-resistance of up to 100 metres—is crafted in polished steel and sports Panerai’s distinct crown-protecting device. The blue sun-brushed sandwich dial has white SuperLumiNova® and an open sapphire crystal and steel caseback. On the dial, the small seconds hands feature a stop-second reset of the device to ensure that the second’s hand resets to zero automatically when the crown is pulled out. The striking orange GMT arrow with AM and PM indications adds a modern yet classic touch to the overall dial aesthetics and the power reserve is displayed in a linear fashion. The dark blue alligator strap embodies the perfect blend of casual elegance and sportiness; a second rubber strap in the same colour is provided as well. 

Offering a fresh perspective on Panerai’s rich legacy, the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT combines Laboratorio di Idee’s complicated calibres and innovation with its emblematic Italian design.

Image credits: Panerai