Panerai showcased its Luminor Due collection in 2016 and offered slimmer cases, compared with the bold ones that the brand is known for. Now, expanding this collection, the luxury timepiece maker has introduced three new Luminor Due variants, namely Pastel light blue (Ref. PAM01309), Pastel green (Ref. PAM01311) and Powdery pink (Ref. PAM01319), for the very first time in the series. The Luminor Due collection is part of a boutique-exclusive programme, with 500 pieces available per dial shade every year.
A combination of elegance and modernity, pastel dials have suddenly become a trend, it seems. Pastel colour dials can be incorporated into minimal watches as well. Apparently, any colour can be made a pastel one by adding white; the more white you add to the original shade, the paler the pastel will be. Housed in the signature 38 mm polished steel cases, the three models get a monochromatic look as the material can be also found on the bezel, the lugs, the crown, the crown guard and the bracelets. However, the main attraction is the dial of each watch. With its unique colour, each model can be worn by both men and women, including those with thinner wrists.
The display of each watch comprises Arabic 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock hour markers while the small seconds window can be found at 9 o’clock and the date window at 3 o’clock. The two central timekeeping hands and the hour markers have been coated with a luminous material. The dial retains the ‘sandwich construction’ with its signature safety lock system.
Generally, a sandwich dial has two separate discs wherein the bottom layer holds the luminescent material in recessed indexes while the top layer has index cut-outs to allow the luminescence to glow through. All other aspects of the watches remain the same as they are found on the existing Due line.
The new Panerai Luminor Due Luna models are powered by the Swiss watchmaker’s P.900 calibre. The movement runs at a frequency of 28,800 vph and offers a power reserve of 72 hours. Turning each watch over reveals a closed, brushed and polished steel caseback. The Panerai Luminor Due watches also feature a quick-release system to allow changing of straps without using tools.