The perpetual calendar is among the most challenging high complications in watchmaking history. Fashioning a movement able to automatically adjust the day and date of each month while correcting for leap years is one of the markers of true horological mastery.
The new Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo is a limited-edition watch in only 33 pieces, whose purchasers will be invited on a unique journey to Florence to experience Panerai heritage first-hand.
The automatic movement P.4100, created by Panerai, animates the Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo. The movement offers an intuitive setting that requires no corrector or tools, permitting adjustments to the day, date, month and year through rotating the crown in either direction. Moreover, there are no limitations to the freedom to make adjustments, including during month-end periods and approaching midnight.
The GMT function operates alongside the hour and minute hands, with the subdial at 9 o’clock featuring the day-night indicator and small seconds. A 22-karat micro-rotor winds and stores energy in two barrels. The chronometric precision and regulation of the movements are ensured by an assortment that beats at 4Htz.
The inventive display is a fitting companion for the groundbreaking calibre, showing it to its best advantage. A smoked sapphire crystal dial allows complete visibility of the day and date discs, providing an uninterrupted view of the interior architecture of the watch. Through the sapphire caseback, the month, year, leap year and power reserve indicators are visible.
Composed of Panerai Goldtech, 750‰ gold with platine, the 44mm Luminor case is a classic silhouette in the Panerai design lexicon. Except for the crown-protecting device, the caseback and the buckle, its surface is polished to a high shine, creating a radiant frame for each elegantly arrayed feature.
The black patina alligator strap possesses a matte finish that exudes refinement and understatement. Water-resistant up to 5 bar (about 50 meters deep), the Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo features a trapezoidal pin buckle in Panerai Goldtech. A screwdriver to remove the buckle accompanies the watch with a black rubber second strap.
Each buyer of the Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo will be invited on an extraordinary journey to the seat of Panerai heritage, the city of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. The experience will immerse clients in the brand’s origins and the essence of Italian excellence through events that combine cuisine, culture and tours of historical sites.
And as much as Panerai values its legacy, it is firmly focused on the future and new technologies. Buyers of the Luminor Goldtech Calendario Perpetuo will receive access to an exclusive NFT created by an artist for the occasion. Not only will the NFT unlock information tailored to each traveller’s itinerary, but it will also unlock benefits on a rolling basis long after the experience ends. Acquiring a Luminor Goldtech™ Calendario Perpetuo will be the beginning of an adventure that won’t end but only evolve with time.