Officine Panerai earlier this week took a definitive look back at the past by showcasing their historic diving timepieces at the Museo Marino Marini in Florence.
The Richemont-owned watchmaker also used this special occasion to hint at its future designs by debuting some of their latest exciting models which will no doubt get fans of the classic timepiece excited.
At the heritage end of the spectrum, Panerai showcased pieces from the early 1900s to the 1950s which they manufactured for the Royal Italian Navy. The Swiss watchmaker even created short videos and facts which outlined some of their most iconic watches from its illustrious 156-year history.
Moving forward to the present day, Panerai debuted the Luminor Due collection alongside the Luminor Marina 1950 and the stunning Radiomir Firenze timepieces. Below is a breakdown of each one.
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Luminor Due Collection
The Luminor Due collection will come in a few variants to satisfy the most die-hard Panerai aficionado. The case design is inspired by their watches from the 1950s but they also receive a modern touch in the form of a drastically thinner Luminor body. Wearers can choose between a 42mm case in polished steel and 18 carat red gold or a 45mm automatic version of the same two finishings.
The Luminor Due 3 Days is powered by a hand-wound mechanical in-house movement to deliver hours, minutes and small seconds functions. Power reserve is set at 72 hours (3 days) and water resistance is rated at 30 metres. This watch is set in a 42mm case.
The Luminor 3 Days Automatic uses Panerai’s automatic mechanical P.4000 calibre, again an in-house movement which affords the timepiece hours, minutes and small seconds functions. Housing this is a larger 45mm case with the same 72 hour power reserve and 30 metre water resistant rating.
Luminor Marina 1950
One of Panerai’s most beloved models has received a fresh update with a P.9010 automatic movement with a three day power reserve now slotted inside its newly slimmed down case which also weighs less. The aforementioned in-house movement drives the hours, minutes, small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and date window at 3 o’clock. The Marina has a power reserve set at 72 hours whilst the 42mm case finished in polished steel can withstand depths of up to 100 metres.
A truly sensational model made exclusively to celebrate the city in which Panerai was founded, the Radiomir Firenze has set the benchmark for exacting attention to detail. The case is beautifully engraved with iconic Florentine motifs gracing the leading edges and corners of the watch. Movement is handled with an in-house mechanical hand-wound P.3000/F calibre providing hours and minutes functions. The 47mm case is finished in brushed steel whilst power reserve is set at 72 hours. The Radiomir receives a water resistant rating of 100 metres.
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