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Panerai’s new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

May 2024


Panerai's new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

With the introduction of this reference, boasting an advanced 10-day power reserve, the Swiss-Italian brand expands its Luminor Complicazioni collection. This model is a technical tribute to the brand’s enduring ability to provide long power reserves dating back to the ’60s.

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his model embodies Panerai’s rich heritage and know-how, emphasising complex functions in an essential design to highlight the maison’s DNA in combining striking aesthetics with practical durability.

“In the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT, Panerai continues its legacy of technicity and innovation. With the advanced 10-day power reserve, we’re pushing the boundaries further, offering our clients a mix of enduring performance and Italian design,” says Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Panerai.

A technical tribute to the ability of providing long power reserve, the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT encases the P.2003. The 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. With a diameter of 16 lignes, this calibre was derived from a mechanism for small table alarm clocks and had 15 jewels variable inertia balance wheel that beat with 18,000 vibrations per hour and Incabloc® anti-shock device. The power reserve was so long that there was much less need for winding, thus further reducing the wear on gaskets and the possibility of water infiltration and therefore meeting the rigorous requirements of the Italian Navy commandos.

The P.2003 is the first automatic calibre developed by Panerai within its manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In this ecosystem, technological innovation and horological craftsmanship of the maison is driven by the “Laboratorio di Idee”. A division of the Research & Development Department, herein all the technical projects are crafted by the skilled hands of engineers, drawing inspiration from the archives and the Italian DNA of the Brand as well as pushing boundaries while ensuring that every new creation is consistent with the unmistakable Panerai character and identity.

Panerai's new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

With a distinctive long power reserve of 10 days, displayed on the dial by a linear indicator, the P.2003 calibre is made up of 296 components with 25 jewels, measuring 133⁄4 lignes in diameter with a thickness of 8 mm. It has all the technical characteristics which form the DNA of the P.2000 series (free-sprung balance wheel with inertia regulation; 28,800 alternations per hour; three spring barrels; GMT function with 24-hour indication; rapid adjustment of local time; date; balance wheel stop; seconds reset device) but it is distinguished by having automatic winding with a power reserve of 10 days, operated by an oscillating weight mounted on a ball bearing, which winds the springs of the barrels as it rotates in both directions. The P.2003 calibre also has the seconds reset device which resets the seconds hand to zero, enabling the watch to be synchronised with a reference time signal. The operation of the system designed by Panerai is distinctive: when the winding crown is pulled out to the second position, a thin blade moves into contact with the balance wheel, stopping it. At the same time, a small hammer lever moves downwards and acts on a heart-shaped cam, which instantly moves the seconds hand to the zero position. As soon as the winding crown is returned to the normal position, the balance wheel is freed, the hammer lever is raised, thus releasing the cam, and the seconds hand resumes its normal course. Complementing the 10 Day Power Reserve is the GMT function that allows for the tracking of dual time zones, the quintessential complication for the most cosmopolitan of the explorers.

The PAM01482, set in a 44mm cushion-shaped case in polished steel, comes with a blue sun-brushed sandwich dial with white Super-LumiNova and an open sapphire crystal and steel case back, paired with Luminor’s distinctive iconic crown-protecting device. The small seconds dial hands feature a stop-second reset of the device to ensure that the second’s hand resets to zero automatically when the crown is pulled out, allowing for precise time setting. The dial showcases a linear power reserve display and a striking orange GMT arrow with AM and PM indications to infuse the timepiece with a modern yet classic flair.

The open case back of the new timepiece allows for a clear view of the intricate movement, highlighting the technical proficiency and aesthetic of the watch. It embodies Panerai’s heritage, showcasing dedication to transparency and excellence in watchmaking. Water-resistant up to 10 bar ( 100 meters), this watch has been rigorously tested, subjecting it to a pressure up to 25% greater than the guaranteed water resistance value to ensure it fulfils Panerai’s stringent standards.

PAM01482, paired with a dark blue alligator strap with a second rubber strap in the same colour, speaks to those who favour a blend of casual elegance and sportiness, a watch that speaks to leisurely sophistication.

With the new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT, Panerai continues the tradition of combining the Laboratorio di Idee’s complicated calibres, high-tech materials and emblematic Italian design to offer a fresh perspective on the distinct aspects of the maison’s timeless legacy.

Panerai's new Luminor Dieci Giorni GMT PAM01482

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PAM01482

Case: 44mm, polished steel

Bezel: polished steel

Dial: blue sandwich sun-brushed with white Super-LumiNova. Arabic numerals and hour markers. Date at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Back: screwed, see-through sapphire crystal and steel Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT with AM-PM indicator, 10 Days linear power reserve display.

Movement: P.2003 calibre Automatic mechanical, 133⁄4 lignes, 8 mm thick, 25 jewels, Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/ hour. KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device. Three barrels, seconds reset device. 296 components.

Power reserve: 10 days

Water resistance: 10 bar ( 100 meters)

Strap: Dark blue alligator with T/T stitching. Trapezoidal steel buckle.

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