Article by B. Walker – email@example.com
The Panerai Luminor Due collection officially debuted in Spring 2016 to much collector fanfare, and an equal amount of controversy. While stylistically in line with the traditional Panerai form, the new Luminor Due reference incorporates a much slimmer case than the Luminor 1950s and Luminor base model. Just how much slimmer? The new case measures only 10.5mm thick.
When originally launched the Due collection was available in stainless steel with a sunburst gray dial or rose gold with the sunburst gray dial in 42mm and 45mm case options. Price starting at $7,900 for the 42mm stainless steel Due, and moving up from there.
These two new blue dial references released in 2017 are the only blue dial options in the new Luminor Due collection. The 42mm PAM00728 is priced at $8,600 and the 45mm automatic PAM00729 is priced $11,200. Why the premium over the stainless base model? These new blue dial references are only offered in a titanium case metal, which is something to love as they are feather light on the wrist.
While the die-hard Paneristi will criticize this new watch for being a bastardization of the classic Panerai aesthetic, it opens up the market to an entire new collection who formerly found it difficult to wear 47mm Luminor 1950 or 44mm Luminor. The only other subtle downside would be that these new Dues arewater resistant to only 30 meters opposed to the standard 100 meters for the Luminor.
However there is far more to love on the new Due – the ultra slim profile and light weight build, well the creme colored sandwich dial accents the sunburst blue dial beautifully. Both of these references are equip with fully in-house manufactured Panerai calibers the P.1000 in the 42mm and the P.4000 automatic micro-rotor movement, please keep in mind the automatic movement does not require an increased case size.
These two references are delivered on blue alligator straps with Titanium buckles come standard!
As of Feb. 9, 2017 these two references are in stock at our Boston location. For sales inquires, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-267-9100 and ask to speak with one of our timepiece professionals today.