Panerai’s new Luminor watch has an insane power reserve

Get to know the latest version of Panerai's Luminor, as the Florentine watchmaker expands its Complicazioni collection of Chronos, GMTs and high-end complications

The Luminor, Panerai’s most emblematic timepiece, was first unveiled to the public in 1993, having previously only been available to military forces.

A successor to the Radiomir, the luminescent dive watch was immediately swept up by collectors, hallmarked by its cushion-shaped case and crown-protecting bridge with a lever to increase the watch’s waterproof properties.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

Today, Panerai is expanding this signature collection of timepieces with a new model highlighting the maison’s high-end complications. Staying true to the model’s design codes, the Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482 puts technicality at the forefront of its design, housing the P.2003, the first automatic calibre developed by Panerai within its manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

According to the brand, such a long power reserve feature traces back to the 1960s when Panerai utilised a SF240 movement produced by Angelus with eight days’ power reserve and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. The P.2003 – made up of 296 components with 25 jewels – meanwhile, boasts a long power reserve of 10 days, meaning that the watch will keep running for over a week without winding.

Complementing the 10 day power reserve is the GMT function that allows for the tracking of dual time zones.

Panerai Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

Infused with a contemporary yet classic flair, the Lumino Dieci Giorni is complete with a 44mm cushion-shaped case in polished steel, punctuated with a blue sun-brushed sandwich dial.

“In the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT, Panerai continues its legacy of technicity and innovation,” shares Jean- Marc Pontroué, CEO of Panerai.

“With the advanced 10-day power reserve, we’re pushing the boundaries further, offering our clients a mix of enduring performance and Italian design.”

Like this? Read our interview with Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué on the new pastel Luminor Due collection

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