The iconic Italian diving watch brand Panerai updates its slimline Luminor Due line with a contemporary touch of pastel.
There are at least two distinct characteristics of a Panerai watch – its unapologetic big-ness (it started out making 47mm watches), and its military diving heritage, hence the large crown protector signature feature.
With the Luminor Due line, which was first introduced in 2016, Panerai ushered in its smallest ever watches at 38mm, not distinctly feminine but which looked undeniably good on a woman’s slim wrist. Its radical new lightness was accentuated by deploying thinner movements for an even more refined silhouette.
Now with the new Luminor Due Pastello, Panerai takes the modern-elegant aesthetic a little further with a palette of three pastel shades – light blue, pastel green and powdery pink – in a gradient starting darker at the bottom and lighter towards the top of the dial.
Accompanying the 38mm polished steel case with a closed back is a metal bracelet inspired by Panerai’s distinctive crown-protection device, where each link of the bracelet bears the iconic semi-oval profile of the safety-lock system.
Alternating between polished and brushed finishes, the curved links lend a refined finesse to the timepieces that are perfect additions to the dress watch wardrobe.
The automatic P.900 calibre powers the Luminor Due 38mm with a three-day power reserve. The Luminor Due Collection is part of a boutique exclusive program with availability of 500 pieces per dial shade, per year.
Images courtesy of Panerai, artwork by Curatedition.