Movement Hand-wound mechanical, P.1000/10 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai, 12 lignes, 3.85 mm thick, 21 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 3 days, two barrels. 157 components.
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset
Case Diameter 42mm, polished red gold
Bezel polished red gold
Back see-through sapphire crystal
Device protecting the crown (Protected as a trademark) polished red gold
Dial Anthracite sun-brushed with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o'clock.
Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum
Water Resistance 3 bar (~30 metres)
Strap Alligator, Light blue, Tone on tone, 22/18 MM Standard
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.
* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are not property of Officine Panerai.
The new LUMINOR DUE collection is a new chapter in the history of Panerai. It is the result of a challenge successfully overcome by the designers and engineers of the Panerai Manufacture: to offer enthusiasts a new interpretation of the brand’s iconic watch, the Luminor, which is faithful to the original aesthetic but with more contemporary functionality, achieved by a reduction in the thickness of the case compared to the historic one which is up to 40% for some models. With a thickness of only 10.5 mm, the case of the new Luminor Due 3 Days is the thinnest Luminor case ever created. The remarkable efforts of Panerai’s designers are seen in a reduction in the thickness of almost 40% compared to several models in the Luminor 1950 collection with the same diameter. This reduction of thickness – and of weight – has been devised for all those who want to enjoy the distinctive identity of a Panerai watch while enjoying a different experience on the wrist. Once again, Italian design and Swiss watchmaking technical expertise have joined together to renew the history of a unique brand in the panorama of international high quality sports watchmaking. The case of the new Luminor Due 3 Days is 42 mm in diameter has the classic bridge device with sealing lever which protects the winding crown, and every component has a polished finish. The sapphire crystal reveals the classic minimalist Panerai dial with figures and bar hour markers and the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock. The back of the new Luminor Due 3 Days is transparent, so that the hand-wound skeletonised P.1000/10 calibre can be admired. In it, the large brushed finish bridge which protects over half the surface of the calibre has been worked to reveal part of the mechanism, including the two spring barrels which provide the power reserve of three days. In both versions the balance (which oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour) is fixed by a bridge with twin supports to ensure great security and stability. The movement also contains the device which stops the balance wheel and zeroes the seconds hand when setting the time (seconds reset), for perfect synchronisation of the watch with a reference time signal.
Red gold is an alloy composed of gold, copper and other metals, and due to its technical properties and elegant appearance, it is an ideal material for use in fine watchmaking. The red gold used by Officine Panerai is a special alloy, different from standard red gold, called 5Npt.
Panerai 5Npt has a percentage of copper giving the material an intense red hue that is particularly elegant and sophisticated. Platinum is another fundamental element of the Panerai red gold alloy, as it helps to prevent the metal from oxidising. 5Npt has another important property: it has a high mechanical resistance than standard pink and yellow gold. It is the perfect material for Panerai high-end watches.
Panerai watches are produced to very high standards of quality. It is worth remembering that the mechanical parts run 24 hours a day when used, so the watch must undergo regular maintenance to ensure long life and good operation.
Have watch checked periodically for water-resistance by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre and renovate it every two years with regular servicing, or whenever the watch has to be opened. The restoration of water-resistance necessarily involves replacing the seals in order to ensure the maximum water resistance and protection. Where the watch is used in underwater sports activities, it is recommended that it should be checked every year before the underwater activities begin.
Have the movement of watch checked periodically by an Authorized Panerai Service Centre in order to preserve its perfect operation. If the watch has a tendency to gain or lose time to a significant degree, the movement may need to be overhauled. The movements are designed to withstand temperature variations between -10°C and +60°C (14°F and 140°F). Outside this range of temperatures, operational variations exceeding those set out in the specifications of the movement may be noticed. In addition, there is a risk that the lubricants contained in the movement may deteriorate, resulting in damage to some of its parts.
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
To keep the exterior in perfect condition, we recommend washing Panerai watch with soap and warm water, using a soft brush. After this operation, and also after immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the watch with fresh water. All Panerai watches can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
Panerai straps must be washed in warm water and left to dry. It is important not to dry them on a hot surface or expose them to direct sunlight, because the rapid evaporation of the water could damage their shape and quality. After each immersion in the sea or a swimming pool, carefully rinse the strap with fresh water. It is recommended that the strap and the buckle should be replaced by an Authorized Distributor or a Panerai Service Centre, in order to avoid any problems caused by incorrect replacement. Only an Authorized Distributor or Panerai Service Centre can guarantee the use of genuine Panerai straps, properly designed to fit the dimensions of the case and manufactured according to the quality standards of the brand. All alligator leather used by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA. Officine Panerai’s suppliers have committed to the highest standard of responsibility and have given their assurance that such farms in Louisiana contribute to the stable growth of wild alligators, thus protecting this endangered species. Panerai does not use leather coming from endangered species taken from the wild.
The P.1000/10 is the sophisticated skeletonised version of the P.1000 hand-wound caliber. With a Power Reserve of three days the movement has the fundamental functions – hours, minutes and the seconds counter at 9 o’clock – and it is 12 lignes (26.8 mm) in diameter with an overall thickness of 3.85 mm. Consisting of 152 components and with 21 jewels, the P.1000 calibre is solid, strong and reliable, and it is immediately recognisable as a Panerai calibre from both the technical and aesthetic points of view. The balance (which oscillates at 28,800 vibrations per hour) is fixed by a bridge with twin supports to ensure great security and stability. The movement also contains the device which stops the balance wheel and zeroes the seconds hand when setting the time (seconds reset), for perfect synchronisation of the watch with a reference time signal.
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