Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio 42mm watches
Much to our satisfaction, we have seen smaller watches re-emerged over the past few years. Even Panerai, known to be on the large side, has been downsizing its iconic design, with its 42mm Luminor Due, which is now offered for the first time in a handsome, light-weight titanium version. We go hands-on with the slender PAM00728 or Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio 42mm.
The elegant Panerai Luminor Due was introduced back in 2016, providing a dressy option in the Italian maker collection. The 42mm Due retains the classic, iconic Luminor styling but in a smaller, thinner version. The case has a great balance. It is superbly shaped with Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio 42mm its signature bridge protecting the crown and drilled lugs. It is unmistakably Panerai but different. It is slender, sitting just great under your cuff and it wears super comfortable, which is especially true for the lightweight titanium version. Not to mention the look that is simply stunning – at least for those who like Panerai watches…
Like the first 42mm editions, the new Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio PAM00728 version feels tough and sleek at the same time. The brushed finish of the case has a gorgeous understated lustre and adds an attractive contrast to the polished bezel. The titanium version is rated water resistant to 30 meters, which is pretty disappointing for a brand famed for crafting rugged dive watches – although this would not affect the use of most people, Panerai could have shown a bit more zeal and provide a 100m water resistance, just to be in line with their reputation.
Under its slightly domed sapphire crystal, the PAM00728 is equipped with a blue “sandwich” dial with a deep, gleaming sunburst finish – a perfect match with the pink gold colour hands and the cold tint of the titanium case. Luminescent material allows for excellent legibility in the dark, as always with the signature “sandwich” dials of the brand.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition case back reveals the hand-wound P.1000 calibre, manufactured in-house and introduced in 2015. Operating at 28,800 vibrations per hour (or 4Hz), this modern twin-barrel movement can store up to 3 days of power reserve. The overall look feels robust: it features three bridges, including a transversal balance bridge with adjustment screws for greater precision in critical tolerances. 26.8 mm in diameter and 3.85 mm thick, it is made of 152 components including 21 jewels. Nothing exceptional but a good-old manual movement. The Fake Watches finishing of the movement is done in a clean,Fake panerai contemporary look, which feels coherent with the watch’s overall styling.
A practical function, the stop seconds also resets the small second’s hand for precise adjustment. In terms of display, Panerai kept it simple, as this Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Titanio PAM00728 remains a time-only watch, with hours, minutes and small second. No date or power reserve to obstruct the dial.
The America’s Cup 2020 picture looks very different after its first two events (Italy and England) were canceled due to the pandemic, but this did not prevent Panerai from continuing its collaboration with Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, the whose inaugural home regatta was unfortunately one of the victims of cancellations. To the best replica watch pro forum Carbotech submersible variant presented at SIHH last year, the new stealthy titanium PAM1036 with DLC coating is added, a Luminor GMT model that once again adheres to the black and red stealthy colors of Luna Rossa and uses the same textured dial made with the sails of one of the Luna Rossa AC75 racing boats.
Model: Luna Rossa GMT (ref. PAM1036)
Dimensions: 44 mm.
Water resistance: 300 meters
Case material: DLC coated titanium
Glass / lens: Sapphire
Movement: Panerai P.9010 / GMT (internal automatic)
Energy reserve: 3 days
Strap / Cuff: Includes both the Panerai rubber strap and the Ponte Vecchio calfskin strap
Like last year’s submarine, the textured surface of the sailcloth of this reference, combined with the hourglass architecture that characterizes Panerai, produces a super cool aesthetic that is not only different from any Panerai to date, but also different from any other America’s Cup partnership watch I know. Personally, I have always liked the elegant and functional watches for boating that arise from the numerous partnerships in the world of watchmaking with the America’s Cup sailing teams, although I would like the America’s Cup brand – and above all the edition or the year in which the partnership is celebrated – was relegated to the background. In this particular case, the bottom of the box already has many decorations (including an engraving of an AC75 monohull sailboat) that contain all the data necessary for the association, so why must it also be on the dial?
In short, from an aesthetic point of view, I would still have much more interesting editions of Luna Rossa than the Panerai series prepared for the 35th America’s Cup. Like last year’s submarine Luna Rossa, Panerai’s 44mm titanium Panerai cases are also extremely light and comfortable , and here you have the added benefit that it is a dual time clock. By the way, let’s not forget that the internal movements of the Panerai P.9000 series have an independently adjustable hour hand, making it a perfect watch for traveling, or for sailing on a very expensive yacht between multiple time zones. Once again,
All in all, from an aesthetic point of view, I would still consider the Luna Rossa editions decidedly more interesting than the series prepared by Panerai for the 35th America’s Cup. Like last year’s submarine Luna Rossa, Panerai’s 44mm titanium cases are also extremely light and comfortable, and in this case they have the advantage of being a double time clock. By the way, let’s not forget that the internal movements of the Panerai P.9000 series have an independently adjustable hour hand, which makes it a perfect watch for traveling, or for sailing on a very expensive yacht between multiple time zones. Again, the price of the PAM1036 Luna Rossa GMT