LUMINOR DUE GOLDTECH
A GOLDEN DUO
The Florentine watchmaker adorns both timepieces with its golden alloy baptized Panerai GoldtechTM which dazzles with intense sheen
After having hit the watchmaking stage some two years ago, Luminor Due has since been perfectly incorporated in Panerai’s catalogue. This watch, proposed in three diameters (38, 42 and 45 mm), displays, on most of its models, the essence of time, the time which paces our lives: hours, minutes and seconds, with or without date. For this festive period, this fine timepiece embraces GoldtechTM to fashion its case, its fixed bezel, impressive crown-protecting bridge, ever-so characteristic of the Italian brand, as well as its twelve-sided caseback crowned with a sapphire crystal medallion. This special, exclusive alloy, which the two new Luminor Due GoldtechTM adorn, is a blend of 18-carat gold, copper to provide an intensely-warm color, and platinum to ensure long-lasting shine.
The precious 42 mm-diameter, 10.2 mm-thick case, waterproof to a depth of 30 meters, hosts the automatic P.900 caliber. Although equipped with just one barrel, this motor offers a three-day power reserve – a must for Panerai – perfect for casting aside one’s watch for the weekend without having to wind it up when Monday comes around.
This golden duo features two highly-distinctive faces: sun-brushed black and sandwich-style structure for one, sanded-finished ivory white and printed hours for the other; Whether they’re carved or slightly relief-styled, the hour markers and Arabic numerals are coated with golden-beige Super-LumiNova®, a tone that’s just as inviting as the coppery glints of the case, like the central baton-type hour and minute hands and the small seconds at 9 o’clock. The date features at 3 o’clock on this duo.
By Sharmila Bertin
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