From now on, having a thin wrist or preferring “reasonable” size watches is no longer an obstacle to wearing a timepiece produced by the Florentine watchmaker. And in order to expand its offer to a mixed public, it has added two new references to its catalog.

Knowing how to adapt to an ever-widening public is an essential quality for any self-respecting watch brand. Traditions are made to be modernized, gently shaken up. While the trend in the industry is finally genderless, watches for a mixed clientele, women as well as men, thin wrists as well as wide ones, without discrimination of any kind, and because free will is inescapable, Panerai is continuing the momentum it started in 2018 with the Luminor Due and designing the Luminor Piccolo Due, which it is expanding this fall with two new models.

panerai lumino piccolo due grey dial closeupEquipped with a 38mm-diameter steel case that features the famous patented crown-protector bridge, these two references have two radically different dial colors: a radiant anthracite to create a contrast with the white Super-LumiNova® of its hour-circle and a golden beige that blends perfectly with the ivory hue of its baton-shaped hour markers and curved Arabic numerals. The same symbiosis is found in the date window at 3 o’clock, presented in black on a light background or white on a dark background. In the center, two luminescent gold hands display the hours and minutes, completed by a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock.

panerai lumino piccolo dueThese features are brought to life by the P.900 caliber, a self-winding movement that runs at 4hz and provides, like most Panerai models, a 3-day power reserve via a single barrel.

The pair of watches comes with glossy alligator leather straps with matching stitching, black for the anthracite version and red for the beige version, and finished with a steel pin buckle. Because free will is about the smallest detail, a practical system makes it easy to change straps in a flash.

Price: 6’200 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin