All has been rather quiet at Panerai until now. Recently they announced a NEW family of watches to be released in September known as Luminor Due.
The first model PAM00676 is known as Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio in stainless steel. This is the thinnest Luminor in the collection at 10.5mm thick. This watch has been reduced in thickness to enjoy the profile of the classic style while being a bit more refined at the same time. The case is 42mm in diameter and is powered by the NEW in house P.1000 hand wound 3 day movement The functions include;Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset. This watch will retail for $10,700. In my humble opinion I think this is very expensive for a stainless steel watch.
The second model PAM00677 is known as the LUMINOR DUE 3 DAYS ORO ROSSO . This watch is the same as the above but constructed out of 18k red gold. This watch will retail for $25,600. With the case reduced by almost 40% from the other Luminor 1950 cases this watch is only water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.
The third model PAM00674 is known as the LUMINOR DUE 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC ACCIAIO. This watch is stainless steel and 45 mm in case diameter. This is only slightly thicker than the hand wound versions at 10.7mm. The functions include; Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds. It’s powered by the in house P.4000 automatic self winding 3 day movement. This will retail for $10,700.
The last model PAM00675 is the same as the PAM00674 but constructed out of 18k red gold. This is know as the LUMINOR DUE 3 DAYS AUTOMATIC ORO ROSSO. This will retail for $25,600. All models 4 models have polished cases, bezels and see through sapphire crystal exhibition case backs.
All in all I like this watch. I think it completely opens up the market for NEW Panerai wearers who think the watches were too big or thick to begin with. My only gripe is the price. If they were priced under 9k for the steel and under 18k for the red gold it would a slam dunk!