Panerai, The Italian watchmakers who manufacturers in Switzerland, known as the OG oversized watch in industry. Starting the trend in the 1990s, Panerai still makes plenty of oversized watches models that come in at 47mm, and this is a part of Panerai’s watchmaking DNA.
But they also want to take their market wider, with the watch model that is smaller than 47mm. One of the watch models that comes with smaller size is The Panerai Luminor Due series that was introduced in 2016 at 42mm and in 2018, they brought the first 38mm models under this collection.
With the Due series, Panerai targeted women to the brand, and this model is slimmer than their toolish Luminor, so it makes them more suitable for formal occasions. To make it slimmer, Panerai introduced a new calibre called the P.4002 that comes with smaller size but still has the same features as their larger calibre.
One of the Panerai Luminor Due models is PAM00964, which comes with a 45mm titanium case. While this isn’t Panerai’s first 45mm watch, the Due actually introduced 45mm cases to the brand. The dial is similar to the aforementioned that has a blue dial with its sandwich construction.
This blue dial comes with beige numerals and the Arabic numerals on 6 and 12. The central gold hands, as well as the sub-seconds hand, hour index markers and Arabic numerals have all undergone a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Mounted to these cases is a contrasting polished titanium fixed bezel. They also include the Luminor Marina style winding crown protection with the setting-crown nestled within. All topped by a sapphire crystal that also assists with water-resistance reaching up to 30 meters (98 feet).
The in house P.4002 calibre is an automatic movement that features micro-rotor, GMT function, am/pm display at 9:00, and power reserve display on the dial, showing a scale of up to 72 hours. This is the most complicated model in the Due series, as it comes with GMT function.
Mounted to these watches is a blue crocodile scale strap with exposed beige stitching, while secured to the wrist by a titanium buckle. With the blue strap and dial, this watch will take you to the next level of elegance.