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Watch and Brand News Panerai 2016 Novelties: An Introduction

Discover the latest models from Panerai, available now at Govberg Jewelers. Panerai has added new details to an already great collection. We’re excited to dive into the latest six models (really seven but two come together as a set!). Panerai follows along from their expansion of the Luminor collection in 2015 with their latest Radiomir and Luminor models.

Radiomir 1940 Collection

Two new automatic calibers were developed from the P.4000 movement, bringing the latest P.4001 and P.4002. These new functions add a date and GMT while only the P.4002 adds a power reserve indicator. The P.4001 features the circular power reserve indicator on a bridge of the movement while you’ll see watches outfitted with the P.4002 feature the indicator on the dial creating an asymmetrical design.

3 Days GMT Automatic Acciaio

There are two new models in that feature the GMT, the PAM00627 and the PAM00657. While similar, they both offer different dial designs. With the PAM00627, there is a black dial with Paris hobnails and the watch is found on a black lather strap. The PAM00657 features a black dial with vertical stripes.

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Functions and Details Of Both Models

Case Size: 45mm, polished stainless steel

Movement: P.4001 in-house automatic caliber

Water Resistance: 100m

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, am/pm indicator, seconds reset and power reserve on the back

Power Reserve: 72 hours

3 Days GMT Power Reserve Automatic Acciaio

Similar to the PAM00627 and PAM00657, Panerai released the PAM00628 and PAM00658 with similar functions and two different dial designs. The PAM00628 features the black with Paris hobnails and black leather strap found on the PAM00627 while the PAM00658 features the same black striped dial and brown leather strap found on the PAM00657. Apart from the dial differences, these watches both are powered by the P.4002 automatic caliber from Panerai.

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Functions and Details Of Both Models

Case Size: 45mm, polished stainless steel

Movement: P.4002 in-house automatic caliber

Water Resistance: 100m

Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, GMT, am/pm indicator, seconds reset, power reserve at 5 o’clock

Power Reserve: 72 hours

Caliber P.4001

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, small seconds Date, GMT 12/24 h
  • Power reserve indicator on the back Rapid adjustment of local time

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Technical Features

  • Automatic mechanical
  • 133⁄4 lignes in diameter
  • Thickness 5.04 mm on the power reserve disk 31 jewels
  • 28,800 alternations/hours
  • KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device
  • Power reserve 3 days
  • Two spring barrels
  • Seconds reset device
  • 278 components

Caliber P.4002

Functions:

  • Hours, minutes, small seconds Date, GMT 12/24 h
  • Power reserve indicator on the dial
  • Rapid adjustment of local time

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Technical Features

  • Automatic mechanical
  • 133⁄4 lignes in diameter
  • Thickness 4.80 mm 31 jewels
  • 28,800 alternations/hours
  • KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device
  • Power reserve 3 days
  • Two spring barrels
  • Seconds reset device
  • 288 components

Luminor Special Editions

Luminor 1950 3 Days Acciaio PAM00663

Also released in 2016 is the PAM00663 which features the classic time-only dial of the Luminor models and iconic crown guard. This watch features a brown dial and brown leather strap with contrasting white stitching for a vintage motif. This is a limited edition of 1,000 models.

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Functions and Details

Case Size: 47 mm polished steel

Movement: Hand-wound P.3000 in-house calibre

Functions: Hours, minutes

Power Reserve: 72 hours

Water Resistance: 100m

Luminor 8 Days Set PAM00786

The new Luminor 8 Days set has been produced in a limited run of 500 sets. These two watches found in the set were both inspired by the pre-Vendome era, the history of the brand between 1993 and 1997. These years are significant as in 1993, the first collection was made public and in 1997 Panerai was acquired by Vendome. In those years, a small number of watches were produced, most notably in 1996 were a series of watches commissioned by actor Sylvester Stallone.

This set takes just two of these specially commissioned watches and re-releases them. The box the watches are presented in are inspired by the ones used for vintage Luminor watches. They are made of pear wood with a teak base and model of the human torpedo. A rare publication about the military equipment of the Royal Italian Navy special forces is also included.

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Luminor Black Seal Left Handed 8-Days

This model is being released for the first time in a left-handed version. This watch features a black DLC case with matching black dial on a brown leather strap with contrasting stitching. As the watch is aptly named, the power reserve is a whopping 192 hours (8-days) which means you don’t have to worry about winding the watch as frequently as other models.

Details:

Case Size: 44mm steel with black coating

Movement: Hand-wound P.5000 in-house caliber

Functions: Hours, minutes and small seconds at 3 o’clock

Power Reserve: 192 hours

Water Resistance: 300m

Luminor Daylight 8 Days

Complementing the dark Black Seal is the right handed Luminor Daylight 8-days. As they name might suggest, this watch is much lighter in color and is reminiscent of daylight. The watch takes its design from a rare model from 1996; on this model you find a stark white dial with blue numerals, hour markers and hands surrounded by a polished stainless steel case. To complement the blue on the dial, Panerai pairs this model with a navy leather strap with monotone stitching.

Details:

Case Size: 44m polished stainless steel

Movement: Hand-wound P.5000 in-house caliber

Functions: Hours, minuts and small seconds at 9 o’clock

Power Reserve: 192 hours

Water Resistance: 300m

See these models in person at Govberg Jewelers!

About Emily Smith
Emily loves the history of watches and loves learning how they work. While she enjoys the look of vintage watches, she is excited to learn about new models and to build her collection. She has a growing list of models she hopes to acquire.

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