Panerai just dropped mother-of-pearl dials with a moonphase in a lean 38mm Due case – The new Luminor Due Luna’s, Luna being the Italian word for the moon. Originally a time only model, the Due has got quite a facelift as the watch now is equally suited to casual wear and elegant environments that call for elevated dressing.
Available in four iterations, all in a 38mm with the moonphase situated at 3 o’clock, exhibiting a rotating disc with a 24 carats moon against a starry midnight blue sky, the new Luminor Due Luna’s will appeal to a broad spectrum of wearers.
The Luminor Due Luna Madreperla features a mother-of-pearl dial and case made from Panerai GoldtechTM, an alloy containing platinum and a high percentage of copper; the combination endows the metal with a deep, red tone. Applied numerals and indexes with white Super-LumiNovaTM appear on the dial, while a polished alligator strap is a lustrous finishing touch. The open caseback reveals the workings of automatic 3 days power reserve calibre P900/MP within.
Two Luminor Due Luna references—both with steel cases—feature white sun- brushed dials with the signature Panerai sandwich structure and beige Super- LuminovaTM within their numerals, indexes, and hands. While one boasts a polished pink alligator strap (PAM01180), the other includes a Luminor Due steel bracelet whose links echo the profile of the trademarked Panerai crown-protection device, a quality accentuated by alternating polished and brushed finishes. Polishing along the edges of the curved links endows the bracelet with added dimension and refinement.
And finally an option with a steel case, sun-brushed blue sandwich dial (PAM01179), and matching polished blue alligator strap – a handsome monochrome presence.
All these Luminor Due Luna’s feature Calibre P900/MP, measuring only 5.9mm thick with a three-day power reserve. Water-resistant to about 30 meters, these references (PAM01179, PAM01180, PAM01181) feature the quick release system so you can endlessly transform the look of your watch. And the introduction of Luminor Due satin straps, leather straps with a satin-like texture and sheen, further multiplies the options available to owners of Luminor Due Luna or any other watch from the Luminor Due family.
That being said, Panerai’s Luminor Due Luna’s are also a testament to Panerai opening its doors not just to the ladies who appreciate and understand complications but all those lean wrists out there who have always aspired to own a Panerai but never really got around to doing it. Stay tuned as we bring you a detailed review on these new additions to the Due family.